ALIENATED- A synopsis. (Contains a few spoilers)
Mia Willis is captured by aliens (called Qmalians) in this edge-of-your-seat magical thriller. The nightmare begins one night in New York City when Mia, a celebrated, drop-dead gorgeous socialite and entertainer, is emceeing a glitzy party in a nightclub in Manhattan. Unknown to the partyers, aliens launch a stealthy raid and Mia is one of those captured, drugged and taken away.
Mia wakes up in a strange land called Qmalo, and is surrounded by beings she is unable to place, but the worst is that she is being sold to a lord who deals in human body parts for transplant purposes. Mia is fated to perish within hours.
Qmalians are unlike any other aliens ever written about. They are mostly ruthless, evil and barbaric, and will not hesitate to use their one big advantage over humans: their knowledge of magic which not only renders them invisible while on earth, but also allows them to fly for long distances in rudimentary planes that otherwise would never leave the ground.
Rex is a handsome young human of about twenty-two or twenty-three (he doesn’t know his exact age) who has been living with the Qmalians ever since early childhood. No longer exactly a slave, he now spends his time working as a lowly servant in the same alien family that bought and kept him. Apparently his alien master, called Aha Ishobad, is the same lord who buys Mia, and therefore Rex and Mia are bound to meet.
Ishobad takes Mia to his estate. The moment Rex glimpses Mia he loves her, and knowing that she is going to be killed pains him. He plots an unimaginably-hazardous rescue plan. His first act of treachery is to convince his master that he would like to help in the slaughter, and so he requests to take charge of Mia and prepare her for her death. Reluctantly, the master agrees and let’s Rex do the initial preparations.
Grateful for this bit of luck, Rex works another trick. He secretly inscribes a symbol on Mia that will cause her life to be temporarily spared. The symbol proclaims Mia to be elemental and holy, and that means she cannot be killed for body parts but must be surrendered to the great Qmalian church.
Unfortunately, though, it’s religious ceremony season and if Mia is taken by the church she is bound to be burned on the altar as sacrifice. Rex must therefore plot another rescue bid, and the two attempt to run away.
As she and her helper embark on a perilous journey, Mia begins to see and notice things that convince her Qmalians aren’t technologically superior to humans but rather use magic to evade the armies and police forces of the earth. They also use magic to power their raiding planes, (or is it rockets, she is not sure at this stage.) Mia and Rex’s journey becomes not one just to escape, but also to find and destroy that very source of magical power that gives aliens supremacy over humans.
Meanwhile, unknown to the star-crossed lovers, Aha Ishobad and the Qmalian church launch a manhunt like has never been done on their planet. From shrines to mosques and then the lands of the dead, Mia and Rex must survive against enormous odds if their goal of saving themselves and the rest of humanity is to see any chance of success.