Have you ever wished upon a star?
When Freyda arrived at the Institute, she was just another orphan. By the time her two week quarantine was over she was an experiment. Ten years on she remains a puzzle that the scientists cannot solve. How does she stay cool when it’s hot, or warm when it’s cold? Why isn’t she affected by these extremes like everyone else? Freyda knows, but she isn’t telling.
Until the disdainful Beatrice Winters arrives and threatens to make Freyda homeless in a cruel, hard world. Freyda needs help, but she has no one to turn to - except the stars she wishes on every night.
Fear not the shadow, for in the darkness shine the stars.
Set on a near-future Earth where energy shortages have split the world into modern ‘haves’ and powerless ‘have-nots’, this collection contains four stories about Freyda and the choices she has to make. Includes the novella Orion’s Kiss, a novelette, a short story and a very short interlude.
Welcome to the immortal world of the Aekhartain.
About the Author
Having an overactive imagination hasn’t always been a good thing: I spent much of my childhood scared of the dark and terrified by the stories my older sister told me (mostly to stop her being the only one afraid of the dark). These days I find it useful. I love stories, I love fantasy, I love things with wings, stars and the world around me, and I have great fun combining them all into my stories. Born in the UK, I live in the wild south-west where I run around with my dogs and get bossed about by cats, while taking photos of gorgeous landscapes, reading lots of books and climbing rocks. I’ve also been known to write stories.