Heroine Suffers Wrath of Theocrats, Father
She can keep her legs shut, but not her lips.
She is Lieutenant Helen Andros, outspoken heroine of Fallout, the second installment of the Green Stone of Healing(R) epic fantasy series.
Helen clashes with Lord James Mordecai, her newfound parent, one of Azgard's highest-ranking Toltec lords and its top military officer. Anger and shame keep Helen from acknowledging him as her father. Restrained by his fears, Lord James cannot tell Helen he loves her.
Helen incurs the painful ire of the powerful Temple of Kronos and suffers a military discipline for an unthinking comment. While recovering, she is visited by Maguari, a member of an otherworldly race called the Mist-Weavers, who appear and dissolve at will. He reveals a past life to Helen and urges her not to allow her anger to divide her from the same father in this life.
Just before Lord James' trial for his relationship with Helen's Turanian mother, the Temple unexpectedly orders Helen to attend the proceeding. Watching her parent plead for her, Helen has a change of heart and summons the courage to express it.