Masks of the Outcasts
by Andre Norton
Cover Artist: Bob Eggleton
Baen Mass Market ISBN/ITEM#: 9781416521389
Date: 26 June 2007 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Book Description: The planet Korar was a glittering jewel of a world, home to the galaxy's wealthiest people, but the jewel had a flaw: the huge slum called the Dipple, where the misfits, the penniless, the hopeless eked out a wretched existence-a fate which two young men hoped to escape.
Troy Horan leaped at the chance to work in a shop in an upscale neighborhood, offering exotic creatures from other worlds to the wealthy. He thought his luck had changed-until his employer was murdered, and Troy had to hide in the mysterious ruins left by a vanished alien race; ruins which explorers had entered, and vanished. . . .
Nik Kolherne had a face so hideously scarred that he wore a mask to cover it. Then he was recruited by a mysterious figure who offered Nik a new face-if, in return Nik would make a young heir think he was someone else. Now he was the only hope of the young heir's survival-if they could survive on a planet veiled in eternal night and swarming with deadly predators. . . .