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Broken Shadow

Shadowlands Book II

Jaine Fenn, Andreas Rocha (Designed by)


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

Rhia Harlyn risks death for science. Accused of heresy for promoting an unorthodox cosmology, she must defend herself, her work and her House alone. If only she could rely on her feckless brother Etyan, transformed through the combination of an occult scientist’s experiments and the harsh rays of the skyland sun. But she knows she cannot. 

When Dej, Etyan’s half-alien lover, finally uncovers Etyan’s dark secret she runs off into the perilous skyland. She is looking for peace in a world that has rejected her; what she discovers instead will change everyone’s lives.  

Meanwhile, overhead, the very stars themselves are shifting. Rhia is about to find herself proved disastrously right... 

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

Praise For Broken Shadow: Shadowlands Book II

"Fenn has created a fascinating world. I hope to see more of her work."
– Locus Magazine

"A fast-paced, passionate adventure with a scientist at the heart of it, whose courage stays with you long after the story is over.  Jaine Fenn deserves to be at the top table of British SFF."
- Paul CornellDoctor Who writer

“Deep worldbuilding, dramatic plots, and courageously stubborn young women”
- BSFA Review

“A strange and evocative world” 
- Gavin Smith, author of

"I love Jaine Fenn's work!"
- Pat Cadigan, author of Mindplayers

“A fascinating and finely written exploration of the human and the alien.”
– Adrian Tchaikovsky, Arthur C Clarke Award-winning author of Children of Time

Angry Robot, 9780857668035, 432pp.

Publication Date: May 21, 2019

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 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.