Beautiful Aranna Navna plans to conquer the galaxy one planet at a time. She steals the Awesome Lavratt, a mind control device, from a freighter in Horace Whistlestop's junkyard. She takes Horace, too. With the Lavratt, Aranna manipulates the thoughts and desires of everyone around her—until she gets to the Emperor of Calistania. Then things go from bad to worse for Aranna.
Reviews and blurbs
The Book Smugglers use words like "wicked sense of humor", "brilliant", "genius", "quirky", "off beat"...
A Journey of Books said Awesome Lavratt "was funny, lighthearted and thoroughly entertaining. Wilkes has a great way with creating depth to her characters and adding realism to the story."
"Quirky and twisted, with a surprise around every corner (for you and her characters!), Awesome Lavratt leaves you grinning--and hoping for more." - Pauline Baird Jones, The Key, Winner, Dream Realm Award
"Awesome Lavratt is a fun ride on a spaceship of fools. Great characters, wonderful humor. Can't wait to see Ann Wilkes' next venture into the outer galaxies of her imagination." - Shelley Singer, Shamus nominee and author of Blackjack (as Lee Singer)