The Shadow Behind the Stars

by Rebecca Hahn
Release date: September 2015
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, young adult

My name is Chloe, and I am the youngest.

Mine are the fingers that choose the wool, that shape the thread, that begin it. The sun smiles upon me. Men love me without knowing who I am. I have lived forever and will live forever more.

My sisters and I have been on our isolated island for centuries, longer than any mortal can remember. We spin, measure, and slice the countless golden threads of human lives.

We are the three Fates, and we have stayed separate for good reason: It is dangerous for us to become involved with the humans whose lives we shape. So when a beautiful girl named Aglaia shows up on our doorstep, I try to make sure my sisters don’t become attached. But in seeking to protect them, I discover the dark power of Aglaia’s destiny. As her path unwinds, my sisters and I find ourselves pulled inextricably along — toward mortal pain, mortal love, and a fate that could unravel the world.

(updated 2016-12-05)

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