Tishla is the eighth book of the Compact Universe and third novella of the.
The novella follows Lattus Tishla, widow of Lattus Kai as she returns to Gilead to end the Gelt Incursion there. As the Gelt claim to the planet now belongs to her, she makes the surviving humans an choice: Allow her to help them rebuild, or they can literally have her head. The humans choose the former, and Gilead becomes Hanar. Using the title “First Citizen,” Tishla then tries to knit two hostile species together after being abandoned by the Compact and the Realm. She survives an assassination attempt only to find her unborn children are at risk.
Preceded by: Warped:
Followed by: Second Wave