LEX TALIONIS by R. S. A. Garcia


A battered young woman wakes from a coma in a space port hospital with no memories of her past. The only thing she remembers are two words: Lex Talionis—the Law of Revenge. To discover her identity, she must re-live the nightmares of her past, and face the only survivor of a terrible massacre that connects her with her abductors.

This fast-paced stunning debut takes the readers through an emotional roller-coaster as Lex re-lives her disturbing past though every detail of her abuse and the ensuing massacre in its aftermath. Everything she learns draws her nearer to the person who almost destroyed her: the only man she has ever loved.

“Intense and intriguing”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A tense, morally complex science fiction thriller that tackles hard questions of loyalty, exploitation, and human decency”

Elizabeth BearHugo award-winning author of Shoggoths in Bloom

R. S. A. Garcia lives and works on the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean with a large family and too many dogs—not that any of them belong to her. She decided to be an author when she discovered that Louisa May Alcott had been published at the age of 8. Determined to waste no more time, she finished her first collection of stories at 10. She has not stopped writing since, and indulged herself in a deep love of all speculative fiction despite the best advice of every English teacher she has ever had.

The author is available for interviews and authors appearances and can talk about science fiction, exploring emotional and morally complex themes in fiction, the craft of writing, and ethnic themes in speculative fiction.

LEX TALIONIS Science Fiction
$16.95 trade paperback, ISBN 978-1-940076-12-6
$6.95 E-book, ISBN 978-1-940076-13-3
Distribution: Ingram Book Company
Publication date: May 30, 2014
Publisher: Dragonwell Publishing