- Author Bio
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 ]
Story Locale: The Shadowlands, a far future fantasy world
Series Overview: An eccentric rogue scientist uncovers critical clues to the origin of the mysterious regions of light and shade of her world, against a web of polictical tensions and a cabal determined to make themselves immortal, at any cost.
Fantasy world in a post-apocalyptic setting with a cabal of scientists slowly rediscovering technology
Jaine is the author of the five novel space opera series, Hidden Empire
Winner of the British Science Fiction Association’s Shorter Fiction Award in 2016
Marketing: Sci-fi and media reviews planned.
Full blog tour - articles, interviews, and giveaways - being arranged for March / April 2019.
Posts on the science of the setting, developed in consultation with an active scholar.
Cross-marketing with other fantasy series (Skyfarer, Steal the Sky, Silent Hall, The Buried Life).
Light and shadow-themed swag/promotional materials
Publicity: Comparable to Gene Wolfe’s The Book of the New Sun, Carrie Patel and Janny Wurts
Media and online promotion, including SFF blogs and magazines and through our 1000+ street team of bloggers and reviewers of the Robot Army.
Digital ARCs issued worldwide to handpicked reviewers and bloggers through NetGalley. Auto-approved ARCs for booksellers.
Feature Website: bit.ly/BrokenShadow
Author Website: www.jainefenn.com/
Author Social Media: twitter.com/JaineFenn
“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 Cornell, Doctor 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