J Z York draws on her military past combined with a love of the science fiction and fantasy genres, offering them in her fresh, contemporary tale.
Bloodlines are stories woven of science and myth. Born into an old Boston family who valued this, Grace Woods should have understood why.
She did not.
All but one of the old lines had gone when Grace arrived. Her mother died at her birth, and her father pined to follow her.
Grandmother Lilli was the last of the old line to pass stories to the new. Grace heard of other worlds, and those waiting to hear her stories.
The death of her grandmother took the joy of myth and stories from her. Grace filled their place with exacting work where she watched the world as only science could. It felt like magic.
For the first time, her life felt well-ordered, calm, and in control.
Ninety-three million miles away, the sun began to stir. Grace watched with a growing certainty life would never be the same.
She was correct.