On the Edge by Gill Shutt
“This is the story of Sh-har Tianami taken from the Rememberings in the Year of the Strangers.
Listen to me, for I am dead.”
A whispered word here, a sly suggestion there…
Sh-har Tianami welcomed the outsiders to Home Tree Island, evangelists for the living god Rru-Tia. But when the silvered words were spoken, and the old allegiances broken, this new god would demand blood.
On the Edge is a 12,500 word novelette, the perfect reading length for people on the go. In paperback this is 50 pages of story.
“…had my interest from the first page.” — Amazon review comment