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Presenting The Garden in the Darkness: A Strange Space Novel!

Happy New Year, everyone!

I'm pleased to present to you the cover of my next Strange Space book: The Garden in the Darkness. I've been working on this one for a long time, and it's so exciting to finally be able to show it to you.



The Garden in the Darkness is a story full of adventure, along with my usual cozy science fiction themes like found family, friendship, and exploration. It takes place a few years after Celadon and features several characters who make appearances in How Ocean Merlani Stole their Navigator. Here's the back-cover teaser for you:

Adventures happen when you least expect them.
In the time of the Novan War, the pilots of the 2nd Darter Squadron “Musketeers” are no strangers to peril. Even the little Florivan kitten who serves as their mascot has a tendency to get into trouble. When two of the Musketeers and their mascot find themselves stranded on a seemingly deserted mining colony, though, they find themselves in a situation none of their previous adventures could have prepared them for.
With no way to contact the rest of the Defense Fleet, they’ll have to find their own way to repair their darters and get back to their starship. To make matters worse, enemy forces are lurking in the nearby asteroids.
The Mayview outpost was abandoned at the start of the War, but the Musketeers aren’t alone here. Someone is watching them from behind the overgrown vines...

The Garden in the Darkness will begin serializing on my website and Patreon starting tomorrow (Tuesday, January 2). A new chapter will go up very Tuesday and Friday until the book comes out in print and ebook on April 14th. (My wonderful patrons get four chapters to start with, and will get to read each chapter before it's released publicly on my website!) Here's the full posting schedule for The Garden in the Darkness:

  • Jan. 3 --- Public: Chapter 1 --- Patreon: Chapters 1-4

  • Jan. 6 --- Public: Chapter 2 --- Patreon: Chapter 5

  • Jan. 10 --- Public: Chapter 3 --- Patreon: Chapter 6

  • Jan. 13 --- Public: Chapter 4 --- Patreon: Chapter 7

  • Jan. 17 --- Public: Chapter 5 --- Patreon: Chapter 8

  • Jan. 20 --- Public: Chapter 6 --- Patreon: Chapter 9

  • Jan. 24 --- Public: Chapter 7 --- Patreon: Chapter 10

  • Jan. 27 --- Public: Chapter 8 --- Patreon: Chapter 11

  • Jan. 31 --- Public: Chapter 9 --- Patreon: Chapter 12

  • Feb. 3 --- Public: Chapter 10 --- Patreon: Chapter 13

  • Feb. 7 --- Public: Chapter 11 --- Patreon: Chapter 14

  • Feb. 10 --- Public: Chapter 12 --- Patreon: Chapter 15

  • Feb. 14 --- Public: Chapter 13 --- Patreon: Chapter 16

  • Feb. 17 --- Public: Chapter 14 --- Patreon: Chapter 17

  • Feb. 21 --- Public: Chapter 15 --- Patreon: Chapter 18

  • Feb. 24 --- Public: Chapter 16 --- Patreon: Chapter 19

  • Feb. 28 --- Public: Chapter 17 --- Patreon: Chapter 20

  • Mar. 3 --- Public: Chapter 18 --- Patreon: Chapter 21

  • Mar. 7 --- Public: Chapter 19 --- Patreon: Chapter 22

  • Mar. 10 --- Public: Chapter 20 --- Patreon: Chapter 23

  • Mar. 14 --- Public: Chapter 21 --- Patreon: Chapter 24

  • Mar. 17 --- Public: Chapter 22 --- Patreon: Chapter 25

  • Mar. 21 --- Public: Chapter 23 --- Patreon: Chapter 26

  • Mar. 24 --- Public: Chapter 24 --- Patreon: Chapter 27

  • Mar. 28 --- Public: Chapter 25 --- Patreon: Chapter 28

  • Mar. 31 --- Public: Chapter 26

  • Apr. 4 --- Public: Chapter 27

  • Apr. 7 --- Public: Chapter 28

  • April 14: Book Release Day!

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to finally share this story with you!

Here's to a good year full of wonderful stories! Stay Shiny! ~Katie Silverwings




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