Reviewed by Kris Moger for Readers' Favorite
Tegen Punishment is a fantastic story written by Inge-Lise Goss. This contemporary tale follows the journey of Sara Alston, a human/spider immortal with unique DNA and enhanced abilities. As punishment for breaking Tegen law, she must help capture Theodore Snyder, a dangerous Tegen fugitive who has evaded arrest for several years. Ordered to assist Tegen enforcer Kendall Vickrey, she must go undercover as a nurse and gain the trust of Snyder in the hopes of luring him into a trap. However, amid danger and murder, it becomes difficult to know who is on which side. Still, Sara is in too deep and too many people might die if she falters.
While many books are still dwelling on the usual eternal creatures, with Tegen Punishment Inge-Lise Goss brings a whole new and refreshing species to the genre of contemporary immortals. Tegens are a fantastic creation, bringing to life an interesting and exciting world filled with imagination and intrigue. Since spiders give many the shivers, it is a fascinating idea to combine them with humans to make a new and powerful race. (Spandex not included) The characters are rich, well-rounded, and easy to root for, especially Sara, who remains true to herself, no matter who is around her. As well, the pacing kept me wanting to read to the end. "Just another page and I’ll go to bed" led to a long night of reading. Every scene is vivid and alive. Tegen Punishment is a thoroughly enjoyable read, and I look forward to more from Inge-Lise Goss, who is a very capable author.