First in the series, Lambda Literary Award finalist, and winner of an Independent Publishers Award and a Rainbow Award, The Caphenon asks: How do you choose between duty and what you know is right?
On a summer night like any other, an emergency call sounds in the quarters of Andira Tal, Lancer of Alsea. The news is shocking: not only is there other intelligent life in the universe, it’s landing on the planet right now.
Tal leads the first responding team into unknown danger, then rescues a handful of aliens with a frightening story to tell. They protected Alsea from a terrible fate—but the reprieve is only temporary.
Captain Ekatya Serrado of the Fleet ship Caphenon serves the Protectorate, a confederation of worlds with a common political philosophy. She has just sacrificed her ship to save Alsea, yet political maneuvering may mean she did it all for nothing.
Alsea is now a prize to be bought and sold by galactic forces far more powerful than a tiny backwater planet. But Lancer Tal is not one to accept a fate imposed by aliens, and she’ll do whatever it takes to save her world.
“The Caphenon excels with meticulous and believable world-building, and combines it with a touch of space opera replete with epic fights for survival." — Curve Magazine
“The world creation is spot on with a level of detail we expect from the great SciFi and Fantasy writers, but rarely see in a first fantasy novel…Fletcher DeLancey's writing style is a pleasure. It flows into the mind and fills the imagination." — Lesbian Reading Room