At The Princess part 1
is a fine example of how Peacekeeper females manipulate and
destroy their male suitors. Aeryn, clumsy at such things early
in the series, obviously took notes when observing the work
of the master Peacekeeper predator, Gilina.
how the naive human is lured into a romantic situation by
Aeryn. John, desperate for female companionship, falls for
the ruse completely. Just when John thinks he's finally going
to mate, Aeryn strikes mercilessly. With nothing for his hormones
to do but ferment, John is left dumbfounded and broken.
destroying the human's spirit and wasting his male offerings,
Aeryn chooses to rub John's nose in humiliation by letting
him live to think about it. The absolute cruelty, disguised
as coyness, of the Peackeeper female shocks even me.