by Katje van Loon
Divinity. Mortality. War.
Silva, Queen of Wolves, Lady of the True Woods, seeks her only friend Etan, who, along with other deities of the Council of Divinity, has gone missing for reasons unknown. Her search traps her on a world where the wolves have lost faith in her; she falls from grace, becoming a mortal woman whose remaining powers could brand her a witch.
Hot on the scent, Silva refuses to give up her hunt, even as mortal life threatens to tear her apart and the smoke of war hangs heavy on the horizon. Should she try to regain her godhood and save her faithless followers? Or should she resign herself to mortality, and find what brief happiness human love can give?
Through the chaos of political upheaval and the turmoil in her own heart, Silva can’t escape a persistent feeling: her fall was not an accident.
Stranger Skies is the first book in The Borderlands Saga, a science-fiction-fantasy series that spans the universe and messes with the idea of linear time. If you enjoy portal fantasy, queer romance, and wolf-witch heroines, then you'll love Katje van Loon's story of gods gone mortal on alien worlds.
Enter the Borderlands and discover the secrets of the wolf goddess today.
Katje’s character development is fantastic. Just when you think you know one of the characters…some new piece of information is released that changes what you thought you knew.
Kat (right) and Wolff (left)
The Kat and Wolff Pack is a team of a mother who writes fiction that will make your head spin, a daughter who explores gender and other constructs in zir fantasy worlds, and a dog who solves mysteries. We are Katje van Loon, Kaimana Wolff, and Tyee the Wundermutt. We live in the forests of BC, where we spend our days writing, reading, and paying heed to the goddess of wolves, Lady of the True Woods, Silva.