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GLORY IS THE REWARD OF VALOR
JENNA’S PULSE QUICKENED when the door to her bedchamber
whispered open behind her.
There was only one person who’d enter her private space without
Dragging in a deep breath, she straightened up from where she’d been
packing. Her shuttle was leaving shortly. She didn’t have time for this.
Steeling herself, she glanced over her shoulder.
Her husband stood just inside the doorway, arms folded across his chest.
A scowl twisted his handsome face.
“Good morning, Tian,” she greeted him mildly, pretending not to notice
his thunderous expression.
A muscle bunched in his jaw. “So, it’s true then?”
“What is?” Jenna took the shawl her droid passed her and carefully
folded it, placing the item in her suitcase. Anxiety fluttered up under her
ribcage. This was her space; she didn’t like Tian invading it. A few months
earlier, they’d moved into separate bedchambers. Her husband had never set
foot in here, until today.
“Cathal’s agreed to negotiate a ceasefire with the Mir-Leliths.”
Jenna stifled a sigh. She’d known Tian would be angry about her
brother’s decision. “Yes … finally.”
She twisted around to face her husband fully then. Tian had moved to
stand before the window, his lean form silhouetted against a wide pink sky.
Harsh red-hued sunlight streamed into the room, although the triple-glazed
glass and air-conditioning prevented the planet’s blistering heat from
entering as well.
Tian met her eye, his lip curling. “Cathal’s making a mistake. Instead of
sending his simpering sister to treat with our enemies, he should be striking
a blow they shall never recover from. Show Aran Mir-Lelith mercy, and he
will despise you for it.”
“You’re wrong,” Jenna replied, deliberately ignoring his slight. “Aran
knows … as we do … that an escalating conflict will just weaken both our
clans. He’s humbled and ready to talk. And that’s why I’m going to meet
his delegates … maybe we can mend some of the bridges we burned.”
Tian snorted. “What would you know? Your brother should be listening
to me. I’m his military advisor.”
“One that has sent us into open war with the Mir-Leliths,” she countered,
her temper rising now. “Cathal no longer looks to you for counsel, Tian.
Instead, he’s sending me to fix the mess you’ve made.”
That was the truth. For months, she’d watched Tian push her brother and
his other advisors toward the point of no return. Now, the Mir-Lelith clanlord wished to negotiate a ceasefire, and she was leading the Mir-Brennan
Someone had to do something—before it was too late. The balance of
power between the sector’s three most powerful clans had always been a
fragile one. Over the past years, the Mir-Brennans had grown in strength—
and Jenna’s father had decided to use his position of power to work toward
peace with their rivals: the Mir-Ferrins and the Mir-Leliths.
Jenna’s marriage to Tian had secured an alliance between the MirBrennans and the Mir-Ferrins, ending decades of feuding. Her clan had also
been working toward a treaty with the Mir-Leliths, one to divide mining
rights upon Staturine II, a mineral-rich planet the two clans had been in
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