Part I of the BEACON SAGA SERIAL.
They call it the Shroud, and Beacon is the only star that survived its wrath. At this endpoint of existence, humanity lingers on alongside every living species. Layers of orbiting ships can provide you everything--except children. So when Mally and Tersias conceive, they are instant celebrities, lavished with accolades and gifts. But their act will carry a high cost, starting with the return of a specter from the past. And the end will become the beginning.
An installment of six thousand words. Continue the serial in Part II (twelve thousand words), or in The Complete Beacon Saga, which contains all installments at a value price over purchasing each separately.
*Note to readers: A serial is a story in parts, each usually of long short-story length. Each installment is not a complete book, but can be thought of like an episode in a television series.