Broad Plain Darkening

The safe world of the Pale is under threat.

Inside the policosmos, the new Regent Adaeze strives for dominance over the all-powerful Senior Forecaster, but the Pale’s humachine citizens are unaware that their city is close to collapse.

Outside on Broad Plain, the exiled human Hector undertakes a dangerous trek to find a safe haven for the orphaned twins. 

How can anyone survive as their world shifts underneath them?

Clare Rhoden is a speech pathologist who has also worked as a university learning skills adviser, a student services manager, an online learning and teaching consultant, and a lecturer in English literature. Her PhD, ‘The Purpose of Futility’, investigated Australian literature of the Great War.

When she’s not writing, Clare volunteers with Story Dogs (, an Australian reading support program for primary school children that harnesses the amazingly positive power of dogs and books.

Book Details

ISBN: 978-1-925652-45-1 (pbk) | 978-1-925652-57-4 (ebook)

Category: Science Fiction / Dystopian

Trade paperback: 266 pages

Publication Date: 20 October 2018

RRP: AU $23.95 (pbk) | $5.99 (ebook)

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