Her name is Jessica, but most people in the Australian country town where she lives call her “freak”. She casts webs of power, reading the feelings of animals and telling them what to do. Nobody knows what causes it, least of all her.
One fateful day, her “web” connects with a stranger, and stray power causes the plane in which she’s travelling to crash in an alien world. An accident? The more she discovers about herself and the world in which she has landed, the more she doubts it. She finds out that she is a survivor from an ancient race that once travelled the stars. Her ancestors were powerful and dangerous, and it seems at least two people want her: the man at the other end of her “web”, and the man who’s desperate to help her get back home.
Both claim they love her, and want only the best for her, but knowing nothing of the alien world, how does she know who to believe?
Book is first in a series. Book 4 will be out later this month.
Patty Jansen lives in Sydney, Australia, where she spends most of her time writing Science Fiction and Fantasy. Her story This Peaceful State of War placed first in the second quarter of the Writers of the Future contest and was published in their 27th anthology. She has also sold fiction to genre magazines such as Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Redstone SF and Aurealis.
Her novels (available at ebook venues) include Watcher’s Web (soft SF), The Far Horizon (middle grade SF), Charlotte’s Army (military SF) and Fire & Ice, Dust & Rain and Blood & Tears (Icefire Trilogy) (dark fantasy). Her novel Ambassador was published by Ticonderoga Publication in 2013.
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