More than anything, Andín dal Rovi wants to escape her small town life, helping her father in the store, watching her younger brother prepare to take the place at University she’d longed for.
Instead of escape, she gets a thousand-year-old demon stuck in her head, and she loses everything – her home, her family and her country.
In the quest to regain her identity, she finds herself racing against time to uncover the secrets of her world – and save it from utter annihilation.
“This is a unique piece of high fantasy. This is a fine story, with a compelling heroine and a fascinating premise. Many collections will benefit from adding this novel.” – VOYA
“Imagination reigns supreme in this fast-paced story about collapsing empire, clashing civilizations, the misdirection of memory, and matrilineal power. Colorful images, breathtaking landscapes, and a horribly funny internal dialogue make this a very original page-turner for fantasy readers. Must read!” – Everett Maroon, Author of The Unintentional Time Traveler
“Bigelow has a delightful hand for crafting such a bold story.The scope of her many-countried land balances nicely with its comprehensive but not overwhelming history.Very much recommended.” – West Coast Book Reviews
Susan Jane Bigelow is a fiction writer, political columnist, and librarian. She mainly writes science fiction and fantasy novels, most notably the Extrahuman Union series from Book Smugglers Publishing. Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine’s “Queers Destroy Science Fiction” issue, and the Lamba Award-winning “The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard,” among others. She lives with her wife in northern Connecticut, and is probably currently at the bottom of a pile of cats.
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