In The Time Of Dying by Kristine Williams
Approx. 132,440 words.
Published on October 6, 2009.
Earth was dying, so they left, in ships full of colonists and scientists, with soldiers to protect them. Hurling through space in a timeless sleep until the ship's computers wake them. But when they do, it's clear things have gone horribly wrong. They're on an alien world in permanent darkness, frightened . . . but not alone.