The story kept me reading until 4am.
Quick read, odd characters, new plot lines.
The colony is meant to build a new world… But not everything is as it seems.
Biologist Ash Morgan loves breaking rules, but this is getting ridiculous. She plays fast and loose with the ultra-strict governing AI in the planetary colony of Edge, but even she’s willing to admit that maybe there are some laws not meant to be broken.
When a fellow colonist asks for help delivering a child that the AI hasn’t condoned, Ash agrees to help against her better judgment.
But there are two problems.
The birth exceeds the colony’s precise population cap. Somehow those numbers need to balance.
And the baby is born strange. Too strange. What experiments would produce a monster like this?
When the mother descends into violent fits of depression and madness, Ash must decide which rules can be broken, which rules must be obeyed, and which rules will inevitably lead to the colony’s ultimate destruction.
Outdated laws, if Ash Morgan has anything to say about it.
When one of the colony’s most sacred rules is broken, Ash must decide which traditions must be followed, which ones can be broken, and which ones will inevitably lead to Edge’s ultimate destruction.
Welcome to the colony of Edge.
Bonus Story: The Stickler, published on my Patreon. Get a sneak peak at Finn and Max, two new characters introduced to the Colony of Edge universe.