When the death of her mother reveals a dark secret about her part-alien origins, professional shockball player Jory Rask embarks on a quest to find others like herself.
Jory Rask is a professional shockball player. The fastest runback in the game, she is loved and emulated across Terra. But Jory Rask has a secret that she's lived with for twenty-four years. In a xenophobic world that despises aliens, she is not quite human.When her mother dies - and her secret is revealed - Jory must honor her mother's last wishes and set out on a journey to find others like herself, those known as the ClanChildren of Honor. And once they meet, none of their lives will ever be the same again. For in order to take the vengeance denied their mothers, they must undergo training at the Tana, the school for assassins known as blade dancers - the most lethal killers in the galaxy. And in the heart of that school lies a deadly secret ... and the key to Jory's past.