Renowned artist Grania, famed as a painter of light, arrives in a sleek space ship from Lost Earth, ready to embrace New Ceres and its New Enlightenment in its entirety - its 18th century set up, its coffee houses, its gossipy salons, and its obsession with a low-level approach to tech . . . But is she really ready for its cutthroat society, its strange food issues or for Livia? Livia who toys with lives on a whim, and will stop at nothing to realize her dream society.
When Grania marries Dal and sets up her own political salons, the stage is set for a battle of wills and poisonous chaos ensues.
From the pen of Dr Gillian Polack comes a wild romp through a brand new world where everything old is new again. It will have you turning every page as quickly as you can read it.
PRAISE FOR Poison & Light
"Polack's strength is her ability to immerse the reader in the interior landscape of the mind, with all its strange shapes and symbols, and often invisible but relentless boundaries. And what can be stranger than a futuristic society that, for whatever reason, opts for a reenactment of the Enlightenment era?"
Sherwood Smith, Author of The Crown Duel, and The Time of Daughters