At long last, I conquered writer’s block and finished The Dragon’s Sister. This is something of a follow-on to A Dragon in the Foie Gras, 20 years later, when the girl found in the stasis chamber in Chicago has re-entered society and wishes to become a US Space Force Marine.
This is a Timelines Universe story, and like most of the books in that category, it’s fairly short; about 22K words, 114 pages. In terms of where it fits in the Timelines oeuvre, it would be just before the opening of The Lion in Paradise.
Two Sisters, Separated By A Timeline
When most people find out they have a long-lost twin sibling they never dreamed existed, reactions can range from happiness to anger.
In the case of US Space Force Marines Brigadier General Mei-Lin Lai, her “twin” is her timeline analog she was told did not exist. And because of that reassurance, the expatriate Chinese taikonaut migrated to Timeline Zero from Timeline One Right, to take command of United States Space Force Base Terra Meridiani, on Mars.
But her analog did exist. And was pulled out of a cold-stasis chamber in Chicago eighty years after she’d been recruited into a failed plot to disrupt an American presidential election.
Now Mei-Lin must grapple with a woman who is her genetic twin and wishes to join the Space Force Marines as a medic — and will go through Basic Training on the planet where Mei-Lin is the boss Marine.
Will the two women, identical but different, be able to form a sisterly bond? And will Mei-Lin finally come to grips with the very existence of her other-timeline twin?
The e-book is $2.99 or read for free on Kindle Unlimited. A 5×8 paperback version for you tactile folks who have plenty of room for bookcases is also available for $5.45.
The direct Amazon link is https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0CKW8P52F .