Blue Moon Rising 1
The people of the peaceful planet Psyclid have spent a millennia cultivating skills of the mind, the people of the planet Regula Prime an equal amount of time developing their military might. Kass Kiolani, a Psyclid princess in disguise, is the first of her kind to attend the Regulon Space Academy. But when her new "friends" invade her homeworld , she is rescued from rape and possible medical experimentation only by the swift action of Tal Rigel, an honorable (and admiring) captain in the Regulon fleet. She spends the next four years in solitary confinement, where she dreams of her rescuer but has no idea she has inadvertently sparked a rebellion against the Regulon Empire.
When Kass is freed at last, she finds herself in the midst of a fight against the Empire, and thoroughly disoriented by the contrast between her fantasies and the actual Tal Rigel. She also must contend with Regulon rebels who fear her psychic powers, her fey younger brother who speaks only through illusions, her parents who believe in non-violence, and a fiancé who happens to be sorcerer. The hope of toppling the Empire is a dim light at the end of a very long tunnel.
Blue Moon Series - Vocabulary
atalan - a kind of fish
baku - similar to bacon
buerra - butter
steri - beef
lunelle - blue wine
karst - a whiskey similar to scotch
ripka - ale
ullali - brandy
vinali - red wine
xaax - a dark, robust ale
yrak - rosé wine
flitterfly - similar to butterfly
grizzoid - large aggressive beast
kito - bug similar to mosquito
krall - highly venomous snake
oryx - large bird similar to a condor
panta - cross between a panther & a cat
platidon - large, awkward creature
Batani (adj.) - similar to "bloody"
Dimi! - similar to Damn!
Fizzet! (Psyclid only) - untranslatable
Fizzeting (adj. - Psyclid only)
Fyd! - Regulon "F-word"
Hipok - Bullshit
Pok! - Shit!
chrono - watch
crystos - Psyclid building material
circo - circus
dama - term of address, female
daman - term of address, male
dushani - thought transference between soulmates
dushá minya - endearment (female)
dushenka/dushenko - darling (f/m)
enlasé - melding of multiple psychic minds
faustone - rock-like building material
glowlight - similar to flashlight
lutá - similar to a lute
mark - klic
merveille - marvelous
meshug - crazy
midama - endearment (female)
midamaran - endearment (male)
plasti - plastic
ridó - force field powered by magic
veriball - similar to soccer