Dark Stranger brings together two very different people. Dr. Matthias Raven, Doc, is a high ranking Byzant officer in the Space Marines which puts him in charge of Camp Five and all the POW's brought there. He runs the prison camp under Raven's Rules, encouraging all prisoners not try to escape and tries to maintain a working society between the various groups that are being held. Doc gives the prisoners a sense of order, routine and responsibility. He is also a Prime and because of his telepathic talent could easily escape. He chooses duty and remains in Camp Five.
Zoe is a blue-haired diplomat who also happens to be the Porphyrgia, or heir to the throne. She isn't supposed to be involved in any of the war violence, but finds herself a POW sent to Camp Five. Zoe has already decided that her royal status puts her, and others, in grave danger so she keeps her identity a secret. While in the camp she uses her diplomatic skills and acts as a translator for Doc- helping to further communications with the Asi in camp.
Doc and Zoe both hide their true identities from each other, even as they form an attraction to one another. Both have very different reasons for doing so. Do you think Zoe was right to keep her status a secret? Or does she endanger everyone even more by not telling? Others in the camp know what Doc is, so why do you think he continued to keep the secret from Zoe? Were you surprised by their actions when they discovered the truth about each other?