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Broken Shadow

The sky is falling, and only one dilettante scientist can save the world, in the startling finale of the Shadowlands duology


File Under: Science Fantasy [ Unnatural Science | Making Contact | Lost Secrets | Out of Darkness ]

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Available on April 2, 2019.
SKU: AR9780857668042

Rhia Harlyn, noble and rebellious scientist, watches the skies. The stars are changing shape: something is happening to the mysterious artifact which shields her people from the sun’s lethal light. To find answers, Rhia must risk life and limb by venturing into the bright and dangerous skylands where, her brother – transformed by exposure to the harsh rays – lives with the alien skykin provoking questions Rhia never thought to ask. Meanwhile, an occult scientist who believes he can defeat death at the cost of others’ lives spies a new subject for his experiments… What they uncover will change their world forever.

Release Date

2019-04-02

Series Shadowlands
Ebook

2nd April 2019 | 9780857668042 | epub & mobi | £6.99/$8.99/$10.99

US Print

2nd April 2019 | 9780857668035 | Trade Paperback | $12.99/$15.99

UK Print

4th April 2019 | 9780857668035 | Paperback | £8.99

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Jaine Fenn studied linguistics and astronomy before becoming a full time writer. Her first book, Principles of Angels, started the Hidden Empire series of character-driven space opera novels. She won the BSFA Shorter Fiction Award, and now divides her time between original fiction, teaching creative writing, and writing for tabletop and video games. She lives in Devon.

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