Irsud - Novel of the Diadem Author:Jo Clayton Sold into slavery, Aleytys' fate was to be worse than that of the usual slave girl's bondage. For her new owners were insectoid and she was to serve as proxy-mother to the old Queen's successor. In short, like an Earth wasp's prey, she would be both bearer and food for that which was to come. — Had Aleytys been any other human, this would have be... more »en the end.But she was the wearer of the diadem, that creation of galactic science that linked her nervous system to powers of strange potency.
The fate of Aleytys on Irsud is a gripping novel of an eerie world and a dread conflict, a vivid step in the saga of a heroine that Publisher's Weekly describes as being "as tough as, and more believable and engaging than, the general run of swords-and-sorcery barbarians."
"Andre Norton fans should check it out...Clayton's style and subject matter are in many ways similar to Norton's."-Books« less