Deborah J. Ross' Northlight features a refreshingly female-heavy cast of characters. And these females are fierce. The audio takes place in a country called Laurea, which you haven't heard of for a reason - it's on the planet of Harth! But you haven't landed here at a particularly peaceful time: A. T. Chandler's rumbling deep-bass narration will keep you completely engrossed with the political upheaval, social hierarchies, and dangerous missions transpiring on this distant planet. Besides the fantastic adventure you'd expect upon leaving the solar system, there is also a fair bit of romance on Harth. But Northlight isn't just a book - it's a whole fantastic world, with all its complexities to fall into.
She's a Ranger, a wild and savvy knife-fighter, determined to get help in finding her partner who's lost on the treacherous northern border. He's a scholar who sees visions, eager to escape the confines of city life and the shadow of his charismatic mother.
With the assassination of a beloved leader and the city in turmoil, the two have only each other to turn to. What begins as a rescue mission turns deadly as together they unravel the secret that lies beneath Laurea's idyllic surface.