by J.S. Frankel
In this sequel to Lindsay Versus the Marauders, Lindsay Fleming returns to her humdrum life on Earth, still reeling from falling in love with Jo, a young woman who hails from the distant planet of Carinna.
Lindsay’s life does not stay idle for too long, as Jo returns bearing bad tidings. It seems a madman has loosed a plague on her universe causing its inhabitants to age rapidly. Conventional science has failed, but there exists a myth, a myth of the Tree of Ayeni which has magical healing powers.
Skeptical that this tree even exists, Lindsay and Jo set off to save not only Jo’s planet but the other planets as well. Things are never as they seem, and as time starts to run out, everything becomes a matter of trust. Jo begins to age rapidly and cannot continue the journey, so Lindsay has to put her faith in two strangers, one of which is a rival for her girlfriend’s affection. Can she save the universe as well as keep Jo’s affection?