AustLit logo
image of person or book cover 3344691045822740792.jpg
Image courtesy of publisher's website.
y separately published work icon Darkening single work   novel   science fiction  
Is part of Queen of Spades E. J. Dawson , 2020 series - author novel (number 2 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2020... 2020 Darkening
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Ayla's dark past as an assassin with an untouchable gift cost her more than she'd ever guess.
And her husband was the one to take the toll.

'Ragnar's sudden arrival on her newfound world brings everything crashing down. A bounty is placed on Leith, Kabe, and Casey's life, and Ayla will do anything to free them. Even if it means dying.

'But not before she finds Ragnar and makes him suffer for what he's done. Except his methods of leapfrogging through time are a mystery to her, along with whatever he's done to inhibit her ability.

'Only one man can help her, but he may offer more truth than she wants to hear. Sylas can unlock the distant parts of her mind but at what cost?

'New found friends in Casey, a droid, and the doctor Kabe, mean she'd do anything to protect them. But she'd destroy worlds to keep Leith safe, and it may just come to that…'

Source: Publisher's blurb.


  • Dedication:

    This is for Sabrina. For making me believe in Ayla and Leith
    again in the face of 2020.

    I'm sorry.

    Not that sorry.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • c
      E. J. Dawson ,
      2020 .
      image of person or book cover 3344691045822740792.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 299p.p.
      • Published 23 August 2020.
      ISBN: 9780648222453
Last amended 3 Jun 2021 07:59:29