THE SKY IS FALLING! And only one dilettante scientist can save the world…
No, it’s not Chicken Little – Broken Shadow is the startling finale of the Shadowlands duology.
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.
“A fascinating and finely written exploration of the human and the alien.” – Adrian Tchaikovsky, Arthur C Clarke Award-winning author of Children of Time
Broken Shadow is the sequel to Fenn’s fantastic Hidden Sun where the world of the Shadowlands was first created. It is a fantasy world in a post-apocalyptic setting, divided between the bright, alien Skyland and the intrigue-ridden shadowlands. Its residents are a cabal of scientists who are slowly rediscovering technology.
File this one under Science Fiction | Unnatural Science | Making Contact | Lost Secrets | Out of Darkness
“Extraordinary world-building, with a hardcore, violent poetry to the writing. Jaine Fenn
continues to be a star of new fantasy.”– Paul Cornell, author of the Lychford novellas
About the author:
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 British Science Fiction Association’s Shorter Fiction Award in 2016 for Hidden Empire,
and now divides her time between original fiction, teaching creative writing, and writing for tabletop and video games. She lives in Devon.