Demon by John Varley
After her fallout with Gaia, Cirroco has gone from being the Wizard to the Demon. With a whole race dependant on her survival, she spends her life alone, running, hiding, surviving. When Robin returns with her daughter Nova, and new son Adam, the time has come for Cirroco to step up and take action against Gaia, who now seems to be losing her grip on her sanity. While Gaia wallows in her self indulgant love of old earth movies and begins grooming her new Wizard, Cirroco Jones begins her transformation of human society on Gaia, and starts raising an army to try to put an end to Gaia’s rule once and for all.
Another great epic that, although slow at a few points, kept me eagerly turning pages to see where the story would lead.