Monarch of Lightning
by Danith McPherson
Clan conflicts drive a novel of broken alliances, assassination, tales of a secret place told to a little girl, a desperate flight to find safety, and the descendants of renegade Earth scientists marooned on a storm-ravaged planet as volatile as its politics.
Her husband murdered, the pregnant Janvian seeks refuge in the Wilde. The power-mad mystic, Sage, has driven her there, in order that the l