As daughter of a river trader in the kingdom of Saarland, Johanna doesn't want to marry or do "ladies' things", she wants to take over her father's business.
The choice is not hers to make. The kingdom is in trouble. The crown princess has died and the king's only other child, prince Roald, is unfit to reign, even if no one knows why. In his despair the king has given a lot of money to the church of the Triune and plunged the kingdom deep into debt.
Johanna's father has money. He has a daughter. Johanna agrees to a dance with the prince.
No, she does not fall in love--far from it, but love is the least she needs to worry about. First, she has to deal with betrayal, ghosts, fire demons, wizards and necromancers.
Dark epic fantasy. For readers who enjoy writers such as Robin Hobb, Karen Miller, Trudi Canavan, Morgan Rice, Lindsay Buroker and Glenda Larke.
He is part of a crop of students who flocked to study exo-biology when bacteria were discovered on Mars, and who are now all making their living flipping burgers, because the jobs are few and hard to get.
He is lucky to get a job in space, no matter how mundane.
Or so he thinks...
Gaby Larsen is a doctor at the tiny hospital at the space station, and she keeps secrets, not because she wants to keep them, but because she is too scared to share them.
Because out in space, your worst enemies are your fellow travellers.
Vijay Singh borrowed money from a local council man who uses the debt to make continued threats to Vijay. In his despair to pay it back, Vijay gets involved with one of the most lucrative crime schemes in the solar system.
However, the capsule he retrieves from a crater near Johnson Base contains more than smuggled rare elements. But no one is going to talk about it for fear of getting on the wrong side of the crime lords. Even if keeping the secret will endanger the entire base.
A realistic hard science fiction adventure that will appeal to readers of Robert Sawyer, Ben Bova and Stephen Baxter
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