Guardians of Paradise by Jaine Fenn
(Hidden Empire)

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Most people believe the Sidhe are long dead, exterminated centuries ago when the males of the race rose up and fought alongside the humans subjugated and enslaved by the female Sidhe. But Jarek Reen knows better: he's discovered, the painful way, that the Sidhe are alive and well, and still screwing over humanity. They've already killed his sister, so he's not surprised when he discovers an old friend and her partner are next on the Sidhe's hitlist. He helps not only to foil the assassination attempt, but also to muddy the scene of the crime, leaving the Angels Nual and Taro sanMalia presumed dead - and free to join his crusade to expose the insidious influence of the Sidhe, and their evil plans to enslave the human race again.

Their mission takes them across human-space, from utilitarian hub-points to rich, exotic planets - where they discover that a brilliant vacation spot hides some of the darkest secrets of all. And that's when they discover how easy it is for the hunters to become the hunted . . .
 

About Jaine Fenn

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Jaine Fenn studied Linguistics and Astronomy at university before embarking on a career as an IT consultant. She is the author of the Hidden Empire sequence, which includes Principles of Angels and Consorts of Heaven. She lives with her husband in Hampshire.
 
Published May 1, 2012 by Gollancz. 368 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Fenn's third Hidden Empire fantasy-influenced space opera episode (after Consorts of Heaven) cycles through the points of view of three characters: Nual, a renegade Sidhe;

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The same characters are also stranded on a holiday planet modelled a bit too much on Oceania (a joke about ‘coco nuts’ proves that the author has a sense of humour even if the characters don’t) where they are recruited by local mafia for a mission that they also seem strangely uncurious about.

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