The Xantis Tey consider themselves superior to all races the Intergalactic Empire. They have a proven system that takes Outsiders - those t Xantis Tey - and Absorbs them into their culture, willing or t. Their system even changes the way their subjects think, making all their thoughts and actions completely Xantis Tey. Prince Salettin ba Tir, the son of the Emperor appointed to Nevian II, has decided to make Tadessa his wife, without her parents' approval. Their approval is t his concern. His concern is that his new wife is Krindarwee. For some reason, her Krindarwee heritage does t Absorb into his Xantis Tey culture. This has never happened before. The Emperor takes her response as blatant refusal to learn Xantis Tey ways, and he vows to get rid of her. Tadessa, the Chosen of Khaadi, has her own purpose, which includes ridding her planet of all Xantis Tey. Her new husband laughs at her naivete. Does she actually believe her small group of primitive Krindarwee can actually defeat the might of the Intergalactic Faj?
Born into an abusive home, Patricia determined to make a better home when she married. She realized as soon as her first child was born that she needed to relearn how to parent. After much reading, trial and error, and advice, she accomplished her goal so well she began to parent other children in her home. That is the background Patricia brings into her stories. Her children are heroes, survivors who lived through tough childhoods and went on to become successful adults. Although her work is mainly science fiction, her characters are based on composites of real people who also must live with their decisions. Patricia and her husband, live outside of Durango, Colorado, surrounded by national forest, a great environment for a writer.