Climbing Olympus by Kevin J Anderson
Approx. 98,980 words.
Published on June 24, 2010 by
They were prisoners, exiles, pawns of a corrupt government. They became Dr. Rachel Dycek’s adin, surgically transformed to survive on the surface of Mars. Still exiles & pawns, they exist to terraform Mars for human colonists, not themselves. Adin leader Boris Tiban tries to sabotage the transformation. His people will die unless Rachel Dycek can save the Mars Project and the race she created.