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Today it’s Horse Power (FREE again today on Amazon Kindle.) If you like it, I’d really appreciate a review. This is a little later in the story, after they’ve reached the ranch and Roi is talking with Amber’s husband, Timi.
Roi, seated on top of a molded fence panel, swung his legs as he answered. “Countered the ‘something back there’s going to eat us’ and emphasized how tasty the grass looked. Tricky part was applying it as a wave from the rear of the herd, instead of all at once. Timi, what exactly are you doing?”
“Pregnancy testing,” Timi replied. His face and hair were shaded by the broad-brimmed hat he wore, but the black curls that had escaped were streaked with white and the face that had once been black silk stretched over the fine bone structure was wrinkled around the eyes and mouth. He wasn’t old, yet, but he was certainly heading in that direction.
Roi is now the acknowledged heir to Lai, kept busy learning to be a member of the Inner council. Flame and Penny are still with him after their trip on Falaron, but Amber and Timi have become colonists on Horizon, a world Terraformed for stock rearing. It’s an idyllic planet, but the colonizing company has set things up in such a way that the colonists have a difficult time avoiding debt slavery.
Roi is sent to investigate the problem, but it appears that the colonizing company’s actions however immoral, are legal. All it seems he can do is see that Timi and Amber’s children at least have the pets they crave. But a few things have been forgotten over the centuries, and those “pets” may have a great influence on Horizon’s future.