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.
But then the disdainful Beatrice Winters arrives, threatening 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, including the novella Orion’s Kiss, a novelette, a short story and a very short interlude.
Welcome to the immortal world of the Aekhartain.