By Piers Anthony
Colene and her multi-dimensional allies needs to support satisfy a prophecy in Nona's male-dominated universe. yet first, Nona herself needs to move dimensions to a global extra unpredictable than any she has encountered--a international referred to as Earth.
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If they lacked a certain finesse and took certain risks, well, that was evidently the way of their kind. It was not an attitude he liked, but at least now he understood what was in store. However, he suspected that innocent little Colene was going to surprise them. She could, he had discovered to his chagrin, be as devious as anyone. Proves had assured them that the planned malice would not be successful, but they still had to find out exactly how they would foil it. A theow girl led him down to the banquet hall.
Then without moving it, he addressed his own: Darius, Now they were ready. We are here, he thought. Colene is stepping there. He moved her icon from the first square to the second-and she disappeared. / am stepping there. He moved his own, and the wrenching took him, and he was there beside her. Both of them lying on the floor in their nightctothes. He deactivated the icons and they got to their feet. Colene did not vomit this time; she had been prepared and exerted her will to keep her stomach in line.
As it happened, he was close to the queen. The door to Colene's room opened and Knave Naylor stepped in. Colene looked up, saw him, and her mouth opened in a soundless scream. This illusion couldn't handle sound. The knave threw off his cloak and approached her, naked. There was no subtlety: if she didn't find a way to stop him, he would ravish her immediately. That was the point: only a woman of the ruling class of the anima could have any power against a man of the animus, and if she turned out to be such a woman, she would be deemed an enemy, and the despots would do their best to kill her immediately.