By: Carolyn Ives Gilman
Published By: Tor Books
Publication Date: July 14, 2015
Page Count: 303
Adult - Science Fiction
When a new human-habitable planet is discovered, the Magisterium dispatches a research team to explore the planet. Thora Lassiter, whose prophetic delusions have already stirred rebellion on one planet, is made part of the team in order to send her to the farthest reaches of space where she can no longer make trouble. Sara Callicot, an ethnologist coming off a profoundly unsuccessful venture, takes the job of surreptitiously watching over Thora for the Magisterium. When the team arrives in orbit around the planet Iris, all appears well until a crew member is found murdered and Thora disappears. The team soon learns that Iris is inhabited and that all is not as it seems.