When a thoughtship and its pilot finally reach Avani, the shimmering gem of the western spiral arm, they barely have a chance to marvel at its sapphire forests before they are ambushed by an enemy far beyond their understanding.
In the midst of the attack, a fragment is sliced off of the ship causing them to tumble out of control, down to the planet's surface. An ice-covered continent to the south is the only viable landing site. Lucky for them, what hides beneath may give them the chance to escape before isolation drives them mad. Yet unbeknownst to them, the crash-landing sets into motion a series of events that no one in the galaxy could have ever imagined.
This short story is a prequel to the "The Truth Beyond the Sky," available now.
UPDATE: This free short story is now available as an audiobook. Under the Kindle price, look for "Audible Audio edition" to get the audiobook of this short story, narrated by the author.
About Andrew M. Crusoe
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Published November 30, 2012
by Aravinda Publishing.
Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction.