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Sisters of the Forsaken Stars

By Lina Rather
Sisters of the Forsaken Stars by Lina Rather digital book - Fable

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The sisters of the Order of Saint Rita navigate the far reaches of space and challenges of faith in Sisters of the Forsaken Stars, the follow-up to Lina Rather's Sisters of the Vast Black, winner of the Golden Crown Literary Society Award.

“We lit the spark, maybe we should be here for the flames.”

Not long ago, Earth’s colonies and space stations threw off the yoke of planet Earth’s tyrannical rule. Decades later, trouble is brewing in the Four Systems, and Old Earth is flexing its power in a bid to regain control over its lost territories.

The Order of Saint Rita—whose mission is to provide aid and mercy to those in need—bore witness to and defied Central Governance’s atrocities on the remote planet Phyosonga III. The sisters have been running ever since, staying under the radar while still trying to honor their calling.

Despite the sisters’ secrecy, the story of their defiance is spreading like wildfire, spearheaded by a growing anti-Earth religious movement calling for revolution. Faced with staying silent or speaking up, the Order of Saint Rita must decide the role they will play—and what hand they will have—in reshaping the galaxy.

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14 Reviews

3.5
“<strong>A lovely little book - </strong> The second in the series is a short novel, just beyond novella length. It explores similar themes of faith, loyalty, belonging, but also twisting faith, silencing the truth. I love how both explore how a different faith is from one person to another. And there is great new stuff about the liveships! The liveships are the best part of the excellent and efficient world building, it was lovely to learn more.”
“Enjoyed this much more than the previous installment, since it seems like Rather has gotten more serious about the topic of religion. The exploration of the various characters' depth was interesting even if it felt like this story didn't move forward.”
“Earth be back on it's bullshit and man do I love these kickass nuns!!”

About Lina Rather

Lina Rather is a speculative fiction author from Michigan living in Washington, D.C. Her short fiction has appeared in venues including Lightspeed, Fireside Fiction, and Shimmer. Her books include Sisters of the Vast Black (winner of the Golden Crown Literary Society Goldie Award and shortlisted for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award) and Sisters of the Forsaken Stars. When Lina isn’t writing, she likes to cook overly elaborate recipes, read history, and collect cool rocks. Find out more at linarather.com or on Twitter @LinaRather.

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