The Tiger and The Star by R.R. Turock
Approx. 82,180 words.
Published on April 7, 2013.
Nokomis prefers to spend her days reforming youths to assassinating for the empire, but disobedience means incriminating herself and the country she spies for. Her target is only one of many suspicions about her questionable mission.
Desdemona is only trying to prove herself when she falls into the hands of strange kidnappers. In a matter of moments, she finds a conspiracy unfolding in her hands.