Rise of the Hybrids The Saga of a World Called Htrae
by Dee Krull
Book three finds Laurel preparing her army of Hybrids for war. When she realizes their real adversary is not only the king and his guard, but the aliens he calls 'priests,' she begins a campaign to stop them from destroying Htrae. In the process she learns that there are more species on this planet than anyone realized and she plans to save them all even if it means she might die in the process.