The Rapture Of Release
H. C. Turk, author
In the 23rd century, Melody Spell is on her way to an offworld vacation when an alien thrusts the key to a lost world down her throat. Following a star map, Melody is eaten by a megabug, kidnapped by space pirates, and has to face down magic at the border of life and death. Accompanied by a half-dead alien, Melody strives to remove the key before it kills her—again.