When Slave 247 is sold, she’s terrified she’ll end up with a breeder. All she wants now is her old Master; cruel as he was, she knew his expectations for her chores and manners. Of course, she tells herself, she should’ve known things get worse than even a breeder. She ends up serving The Emperor; all slaves know that’s a death sentence.
Of all the slaves in this world and the hundred or so others conquered, he picked her. This has her confused as hell. She’s not even breeding age, nowhere near fit for The Emperor. When she finds out why, she almost stops wishing she had ended up with the breeder. Almost- because he promised her her freedom if she succeeds.
What better spy than a disposable one, what more innocent than a youth, and what better listener than a slave? Now 247 - or ‘Tiffany’ as The Emperor calls her - is all three. The Emperor’s lured yet another alien species to deceptive peace talks. There’s even a young alien on the trip. What better than ‘peaceful relations’ among children?
But her ‘friend’ Nintonia is concerned with peace. Her alien parents and the rest of their convoy are kind, laughing people. As 247 adds this to her questioned beliefs- all slaves are inferior; aliens are evil- she has a choice. And the time to make up her mind, for her life or her freedom, is now
Freedoms Call is a completed YA novel at about 65,000 words.
I'm totally grossed out. Sorry. Any query that uses the word "breeder" and it's not talking about nuclear reactors is icky.
This is also squishy with non-specifics.