The Burning Light


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The Burning Light is a stand-alone novella by Bradley P. Beaulieu and Rob Ziegler.

Disgraced government operative Colonel Chu is exiled to the flooded relic of New York City. Something called the Light has hit the streets like an epidemic, leavings its users strung out and disconnected from the mind-network humanity relies on. Chu has lost everything she cares about to the Light. She’ll end the threat or die trying.

A former corporate pilot who controlled a thousand ships with her mind, Zola looks like just another Light-junkie living hand to mouth on the edge of society. She’s special though. As much as she needs the Light, the Light needs her too. But, Chu is getting close and Zola can’t hide forever.

A thrilling and all-too believable science fiction novella from the authors of Twelve Kings in Sharakhai and Seed.

Praise for The Burning Light

“Freaking awesome. Packed with cool ideas, gritty setting, and characters that leap off the page. I wish I’d written it myself.”
Ramez Naam, multi-award-winning author of the Nexus Trilogy

“”A gripping tale of spirit and determination set in a truly harrowing future. You must learn the truth behind the Burning Light!”
— New York Times bestselling author Jason M. Hough