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  • Paperback
  • Jun.28.2011
  • 9780345508829
  • Random House

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HER FATE IS IN HER FLESH. In an environmentally fragile world where human and animal genes combine, the rarest mutation of all—the Trader—can instantly switch genders. One such Trader—female Sorykah—is battling her male alter, Soryk, for dominance and the right to live a full life. Sorykah has rescued her infant twins from mad Matuk the Collector. Her children are safe. Her journey, she believes, is over, but Matuk’s death has unleashed darker, more evil forces. Those forces—led by the Collector’s son—cast nets that stretch from the glittering capital of Neubonne to the murky depths below the frozen Sigue, where the ink of octameroons is harvested to make addictive, aphrodisiac tattoos. Bitter enemies trapped within a single skin, Sorykah and Soryk are soon drawn into a sinister web of death and deceit.
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HER FATE IS IN HER FLESH.

In an environmentally fragile world where human and animal genes combine, the rarest mutation of all—the Trader—can instantly switch genders. One such Trader—female Sorykah—is battling her male alter, Soryk, for dominance and the right to live a full life.

Sorykah has rescued her infant twins from mad Matuk the Collector. Her children are safe. Her journey, she believes, is over, but Matuk’s death has unleashed darker, more evil forces. Those forces—led by the Collector’s son—cast nets that stretch from the glittering capital of Neubonne to the murky depths below the frozen Sigue, where the ink of octameroons is harvested to make addictive, aphrodisiac tattoos. Bitter enemies trapped within a single skin, Sorykah and Soryk are soon drawn into a sinister web of death and deceit.

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"Now you’ve done it. Made part of you the rare ink of an octameroon, half human, half cephalopod, an eight-legged monster of the singing sea who dines on the flesh of the dead. Necrosis begins. Neural atrophy follows. Bliss feeds upon bliss and drains the well. Pleasure polishes the carcass bones. Grief will be the tuning fork and set the pitch for your decline. Let the depredation commence."

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About Kirsten

KIRSTEN IMANI KASAI writes dark fantasy, sci-fi, horror and erotica. Kasai’s exploration of duality is influenced by her diverse, multi-ethnic background. Currently, she is an editor, writing coach, speaker, and discussion panelist and moderator....

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Published Reviews

Mar.16.2009

When Sorykah's twin babies are stolen, she leaves her job as engineer aboard an ice-drilling submarine in the frozen land of the Sigue to search for her children, for they, like her, are members of the...

May.15.2009

ICE SONG is an exciting futuristic science fiction thriller that extrapolates modern day genetic engineering and HG Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau with a brilliant gender-memory twist. The story line is...