Windhome

Kristin Landon (Author)
Available

Description

Earth has sent out exploratory expeditions in a desperate attempt to discover the nature of the alien force that wiped out at least one extrasolar civilization and now threatens Earth itself. One of the exploratory starships is stealth-attacked by the hostile aliens. The survivors, marooned among the pre-technological inhabitants of the icy world of Windhome, struggle to survive, to understand this harsh world and its few, grim people--and, somehow, to fulfill their mission. Thrown into an unwilling alliance with a Windhome outsider faction, exiled into wilderness, two of the human crew must live by this world's bitter laws, accept the ways of its people--and eventually make a terrifying choice.

Product Details

Price: $21.45  $19.31
Publisher: Candlemark & Gleam
Published Date: December 11, 2017
Pages: 346
Dimensions: 6.0 X 0.77 X 9.0 inches | 1.12 pounds
ISBN: 9781936460793

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Kristin Landon lives in Oregon with her husband Tom and an imperious Cavalier spaniel named Lucy. In addition to writing science fiction, she works as a freelance copyeditor of a wide range of scholarly and medical books. Her novelette "From the Depths" appeared in the highly acclaimed anthology To Shape the Dark (2016, Candlemark & Gleam). She is also the author of the Hidden Worlds trilogy-The Hidden Worlds, The Cold Minds, and The Dark Reaches (Ace Books). Visit her website at www.kristinlandon.com.

Reviews

After an eight-year hiatus, Landon (The Dark Reaches) returns with a complex fourth novel that combines dystopian and first-contact themes. // This is a quiet, tense book, saturated with dread.

-- Publishers Weekly

This striking tale of survival and fortitude in an icy, alien world by the author of the "Hidden Worlds" trilogy is recommended for readers who enjoy character-driven stories.

--Kristi Chadwick, Library Journal

...Landon's worldbuilding skills shine. While the action is strictly between the humans and the natives, the setting is easy to envision and believe...// Overall, this isn't a necessarily happy story, but it is satisfying and leaves wide the possibilities for the next book.

--Karen Sweeny-Justice, Romance Times

Windhome delivers a page-turning epic journey of human survival through a maze of alien politics and environmental challenges. Its cultural worldbuilding is fascinating, detailed, and nuanced in a way that may remind readers of George R. R. Martin, Poul Anderson, or C. J. Cherryh. We should see more from Kristin Landon.

-- G. David Nordley, author of After the Vikings