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Man is like a mere breath; His days are like a passing shadow.
A prequel to the Taking Shield series, Passing Shadows is a trilogy of short stories with a lesbian main character, Li Liang, who is one of the few surviving witnesses of the destruction of Earth. The stories tell of the beginning of a long exodus across the galaxy looking for a haven where mankind can start again.
The stories are Overthrown By Strangers | Habitation Of Dragons | Winterlight
Book Title: Passing Shadows
Publication Date : 12 December 2016
Publisher: Self-published through Glass Hat Press
Cover Artist: Kellie Dennis at Book Covers By Design
Wordcount: c 29,100
Category: Sci Fi, Gay mainstream, Short Story trilogy
Li Liang has found a berth to suit her: chief pilot and first officer of the all-female crew of an old space freighter, the Sappho. Then one ordinary, unremarkable morning, Liang retunes the Sappho’s communications systems just in time to catch the breathless, terrible accounts from Mars of the total destruction of Earth.
Earth’s a cinder. The unknown alien race that destroyed it has left Mars, too, in flames and is ravening outward from the solar system, devouring every human colony on the way.
Liang’s one of the few survivors, racing ahead of the Devourers, rescuing as many frightened, shocked people as she can. Will Liang and the pitiful remnants of humanity find a new haven, somewhere to start again? Or will she, too, echo the dreadful last message coming out of their dead home?
They’re coming. Oh God, they’re coming.
Editing by Val Hughes at Scarlet Tie Editing
Cover Art by Kellie Dennis at Book Cover by Design