Then she meets Gideon - and pursuing her ambitions becomes even harder.
Gideon has returned from the fighting in India only to discover that an impostor has stolen his inheritance. He has vowed he will claim his birthright but his enemies are ruthless and desperate. Arson attacks, crime and drunkenness have beset the Lancashire mill town, but the forces of goodness are rallying and are determined to prevail, whatever it takes. One Special Village: Book 3 in the lively, uplifting Ellindale saga. The Trader's Reward. The Trader's Sister. Praise for Anna Jacobs: 'Catherine Cookson fans will cheer! Anna Jacobs' books are deservedly popular.
She is one of the best writers of Lancashire sagas around. Once again you have given us a story that has me hooked from the first page to the last. Anna Jacobs grew up in Lancashire and emigrated to Australia, but still visits the UK regularly to see her family and do research, something she loves. She is addicted to writing and figures she'll have to live to be at least to tell all the stories that keep popping up in her imagination and nagging her to write them down.
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A discussion of the war gets heated and leads to hostilities, with Prince Robot unaware that his targets are hiding in Heist's home. In flashback, the family, weeks after Barr's death, arrive on Quietus and meet Heist, whom Alana hopes can advise them on their future. Upsher and Doff, a tabloid journalist and photographer, interview one of the Landfallian soldiers injured by Marko during the unsuccessful attempt to capture the family in Chapter Five. Meanwhile, The Will, Gwendolyn and Slave Girl are stranded on a planet awaiting repairs to their ship. The Will must deal with the sexual tension between himself and Gwendolyn, and decides to name Slave Girl Sophie.
Upsher and Doff interview Alana's stepmother, Even. On Quietus, the family and Heist get to know one another. The Will decides to quit his pursuit of the family, but tells Gwendolyn that he will pass along any leads that his informants give to him to her. When he tries to kiss Gwendolyn, she rebuffs him, but the image of the Stalk tells him that she is not entirely uninterested in him. The Will is contacted by an informant at a refueling station who informs him that Prince Robot IV is refueling his ship there and asked for directions to Quietus.
Continuing their investigation on the planet Mota, Upsher and Doff are targeted by a sniper. On Quietus, Marko and Alana clash over plans for their future. Meanwhile, the Will's spaceship is repaired, but he is seriously wounded by a hallucinating Sophie.
Upsher and Doff question Special Agent Gale about Alana and Marko, but Gale attempts to dissuade them from continuing their investigation by telling them that Alana is a deep cover agent, and later contacts the Brio Talent Agency to have them assassinated. Gwendolyn discovers the hallucinogenic nature of the flora and fauna of the planet on which The Will set down his ship, and manages to prevent Sophie from killing him, but to save him, she takes him to Quietus, arriving at the same time that Prince Robot IV does.
Upsher and Doff are poisoned by a Freelancer named The Brand, with a substance that will kill them if they report their findings about Alana and her family to anyone else. On Quietus, The Will's vital signs fade as Prince Robot IV threatens to kill Heist, and their talk of the Prince's near-death experiences provides insight into Heist's next novel and his views on war.
Klara and Gwendolyn then intervene, and as a result, the Prince is rendered unconscious and Heist is killed. As Izabel uses her illusions and a malfunctioning Prince Robot IV to save Klara, Gwendolyn confronts Alana and Marko, who escape her, in part with help from Alana's newly discovered power of flight. Upsher and Doff find a way to continue their investigation without triggering the poison in their system. After Gwendolyn takes The Will about whom she reveals her feelings to a hospital mentioned by Alana, he is visited by The Brand, who is revealed to be his sister, Sophie.
The story jumps ahead to Hazel taking her first steps as the rocketship touches down on the family's newest refuge. The family has been living on the planet Gardenia for several months. Alana is struggling as an actor on the Open Circuit, an underground acting troupe in which all the players wear masks. While caring for Hazel, who is now saying simple phrases, Marko meets a children's dance studio owner named Ginny.
Prince Robot IV's son is born, although he himself is still missing in action.
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Alana and Marko disagree over balancing keeping a low profile with giving Hazel a happy childhood. Prince Robot IV recuperates on Sextillion. Alana tries a drug called Fadeaway after learning that half her colleagues are high on it. Marko becomes closer to Ginny, the children's dance studio owner he met in the park.
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Robot IV's wife and her staff are assassinated by her custodian, Dengo, whose son died at age four due to lack of medical insurance available to commoners. Alana continues to experiment with Fadeway, while Marko and Ginny are brought closer by the time they spend away from their spouses. Dengo, with the infant Robot as his hostage, invades a Landfallian starship and kills its crew. Robot IV comes out of his stupor and after learning what has happened to his wife and son during his three-week convalescence, resolves to ask his father, King Robot, for assistance.
Yuma cautions Alana to maintain her cover, but Alana's actions may have alerted Upsher to her whereabouts. When Marko discovers her drug use, and Alana confronts him over Ginny, the ensuing argument becomes physical, and leads to Marko's estrangement from their home. Dengo arrives at The Open Circuit Productions facility and demands airtime on which to broadcast a speech to the masses, and after he kills two of Alana's colleagues, Yuma says she can give him something better than airtime.
Marko heads to Ginny's house, but abruptly has a change of heart and leaves to return home. Prince Robot IV pursues Dengo, and finds the wreckage of the ship Dengo hijacked, and its occupants dead, along with a clue to his son's survival. Yuma tells Dengo about the family and where to find them, after which Dengo shoots her. Izabel counsels Alana on the need for forgiveness.
Marko arrives home just after the launch of the ship, at which point he is met by both the wounded Yuma and Prince Robot IV. Gwendolyn and Sophie, who is now Gwendolyn's duly sanctioned Page, meet The Will's sister, The Brand, who offers to aid them in their endeavor to acquire an elixir to heal The Will. Gwendolyn, Sophie and The Brand must contend with a family of giant dragons in their search for ingredients for the elixir.
In narration, the adult Hazel reveals that it will be years before she and her father see each other again. Dengo and his captives meet a group of rebels called The Last Revolution, but Alana and Klara warn Dengo that they are terrorists. Gwen, Sophie and The Brand contend with a herd of female dragons, and learn they need a rare male dragon to complete their quest.
After foiling an armed robbery by a fellow veteran in possession of the drug Fadeaway, Marko learns more about what lured Alana to the drug, and decides to try it himself.
Alana pleads with an ambivalent Dengo to confront Quain, the leader of the Fourth Cell of the Last Revolution, who plans to trade Hazel in exchange for the release of one thousand of his comrades from prison. Marko, the Prince and their allies find themselves in battle against an immense Royal Guard starship sent by IV's father to capture them. During the battle, their dragon skull ship's engine room springs a fuel leak, and Yuma sacrifices her life to seal it.
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Quain arranges to trade Hazel in exchange for a prisoner release from Wreath, but Vez's reaction to the presence of Dengo leads to a shift in loyalties for the Robot, who kills Quain. Prince Robot IV and Marko narrowly escape the Royal Guard ship, but teleport into an ice storm, which results in an explosion that seriously injuries IV, and hurtles the dragon skull into an uncontrolled fall toward a planet. On Demimonde, Gwendolyn, Sophie and The Brand find a male dragon, but their attempt to procure its seed results in The Brand's death and a serious injury to Gwendolyn.
Gwendolyn and Sophie manage to revive The Will with the elixir, but when he finds out that his sister, The Brand was killed in their quest, the grief-stricken mercenary is so outraged that he excoriates his two benefactors and banishes them from his bedside. Hazel is revealed to have been placed in a Landfallian detention center with Wreather children. Zizz is killed by Klara, and she, Hazel and Lexis are captured. After claiming to be civilians previously forced into slave labor, they are relegated to a Coalition detention center for enemy non-combatants.
Izabel also reappears, now that Hazel is on a planet that experiences nightfall. Years later, Hazel is one of the pupils of a sympathetic teacher named Noreen. She also befriends a transgender Wreather prisoner named Petrichor who is treated as an outcast by the other female prisoners. On her fourth birthday, Hazel confides in Noreen that she is half Landfallian by showing Noreen her wings, but this causes Noreen to faint, and seriously injure her head. Alana and Marko manage to retrieve valuable information on the planet Variegate which reveals that Hazel and Klara were taken to a detention center on Landfall.
The pair track down Ginny on Gardenia, who tells them of her brief friendship with Marko.
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Their continuing search leads them to the ice planet in the Solar Graveyard where Marko and the former Prince Robot IV crash landed in the previous story arc. Upon their arrival, they are confronted by a now-obese The Will, who with the aid of Sweet Boy incapacitates the couple and informs them that they are now working for him in his quest for revenge against Sir Robot. Petrichor happens upon Hazel and the unconscious Noreen, learning Hazel's secret. Sympathizing with Hazel as a fellow outcast, she helps Hazel cover up the incident.
Marko and Alana blackmail Sir Robot into helping them find Hazel.
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Doff agrees to give The Will the coordinates of the planet where he believes Sir Robot is hiding, on condition that he release them if the information is true. Noreen survives her injury, and after Hazel confides in her further, she offers to help Hazel escape. Klara protests when she learns of Noreen's plan to smuggle Hazel out of the prison, prompting Noreen to plead with her to ensure a better future for her granddaughter.
Alana, Marko, and Sir Robot's plan to infiltrate the prison by having IV pose as a visiting royal is complicated when the rocketship finds itself in a minefield. Petrichor, however, escapes with Marko, and reveals to the couple that Alana is pregnant. As the family readjusts to life following their reunion, Alana and Marko discuss when to tell Hazel about Alana's pregnancy. Sir Robot IV is dismayed to realize that he is having sexual dreams about Alana.
Petrichor and Izabel find a common interest. On Wreath, Sophie implores Gwendolyn to allow her to train as a Freelancer so she can finish what The Will started, but Gwendolyn has moved on from that matter, and warns Sophie, who is from the war-torn comet Phang, that any relatives of hers still there need to be evacuated immediately. Meanwhile, dwindling fuel forces the family to land on Phang themselves, where they encounter a family of starving meerkat-like people.
The family has been staying on Phang for six months alongside the tribe of meerkat-like locals they encountered upon landing, with Alana acting as a den mother. Marko and Petrichor observe the ongoing war on the comet from a safe distance. Izabel heads to an abandoned Robot embassy where she comes across a two-headed Freelancer known as The March whose weapons can affect her.
When she refuses to reveal the whereabouts of the family, The March stabs her, causing Izabel to disappear, resulting in Hazel experiencing a deep pain. Hazel expresses her distress to the family when she insists that she can no longer feel Izabel's presence. On Wreath, The Will receives news from his handler that the Freelancer agency is closing down and that his license to kill as an assassin has been revoked. A conversation with Kurti leads Hazel to experience her first kiss. The March encounters the dying corpse of a Robot ambassador while exploring the embassy and discovers cryptic information regarding the fates of all the inhabitants on Phang.
Marko questions the sudden retreat of Wreath military forces and briefly lashes out at Jabarah over her insistence to use weapons during an eventual conflict. The March gets visual confirmation of Marko's whereabouts. Gwendolyn has a clandestine meeting with Special Agent Gale from Landfall and presents him with a mysterious gold box. The two engage in a heated discussion over the fate of Phang as Sophie eavesdrops on them. Petrichor encounters a bluecap in the form of a giant mushroom, who tells her that Phang is deserted because it is heading toward a Timesuck.
After having his sleep disturbed earlier by Kurti and Hazel, IV samples some Fadeaway and confronts Alana, where in his drugged state, he admits the reason for his attraction to Alana before transforming his arm into a cannon and pointing it at his head. Petrichor warns Jabarah of Phang's imminent collision with the Timesuck. The March arrives outside the family's treehouse and holds Kurti hostage. On Phang, Sir Robot IV is kept bound by Marko while Petrichor manages to procure enough fuel to launch the rocketship treehouse off the comet.
Jabarah refuses to leave with the family, believing the creator will protect her and her tribe.
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A rogue spaceship piloted by the Landfallian henchmen of Special Agent Gale shoots down a nearby Robot-controlled vessel and activates the gold box Gwendolyn gave to them. The device releases an energy force that causes the Timesuck to expel a torrent of black liquid that begins to engulf Phang. In the ensuing chaos, Petrichor launches the treehouse out of danger but causes Alana to experience a fall that results in a miscarriage.
Kurti and the other citizens of Phang are consumed in the Timesuck's deluge. Following the destruction of Phang and prompted by Alana's miscarriage, the family heads to an outpost planet at the westernmost edge of the universe called Pervious, which is controlled by Landfall. Posing as a couple, Alana and Sir Robot IV encounter the Doctor Sherriff of the planet's Abortion Town, who informs them that she cannot perform an abortion on Alana due to Landfallian laws, but directs them to an illegal part of Pervious called the Badlands where they would be able to remove Alana's fetus.
Hazel and Petrichor have an awkward conversation about body issues. Alana returns to inform Marko of her plans to journey to the Badlands alone, but Marko insists on joining her.