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On Sale Date: February 15, 2022
ISBN 9781250782144, 1250782147
Trade Paperback | 192 pages


The eclectic, hardscrabble sisters of the interstellar Order of Saint Rita—first introduced in the Golden Crown Society Literary Award winning novella Sisters of the Vast Black—have returned to defy the powerful, grasping government of Old Earth once more in this heart-grabbing second novella.


The sisters of the Order of Saint Rita navigate the far reaches of space and challenges of faith in the follow-up to 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.

Sisters of the Forsaken Stars by Lina Rather

SKU: 9781250782144
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