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Conquest, John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard

19.99 AUD

The Earth has been invaded by the Illyri, a beautiful, civilized, yet ruthless alien race. An exciting, compelling sci-fi novel from the combined talents of John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard.

Syl Hellais, conceived among the stars, is the oldest alien child on Earth, the first to reach sixteen years of age. Her father rules the planet. Her future is assured. And Syl has hidden gifts, powers that even she does not yet fully understand. But all is not as it seems. Illegal experiments are being conducted on humans, the Illyri are at war with themselves, and the sinister Nairene Sisterhood has arrived on Earth, hungry for new blood.

When Syl helps a pair of young Resistance fighters to escape execution, she finds herself sentenced to death, pursued by her own kind, and she risks breaking the greatest taboo of her race by falling in love with a human. Now the hunter has become the hunted, the predator become prey. And as Syl Hellais is about to learn, the real invasion has not yet even begun...