Five-Twelfths of Heaven - Book One of the Roads of Heaven by Melissa Scott
Approx. 96,430 words.
Published on April 6, 2012 by
In a space-faring civilization where a single woman is increasingly disenfranchised, the star pilot Silence Leigh is defrauded from her inheritance by a greedy competitor. Forced to ally with two men, Silence is dragged into a deadly political struggle, and is tantalized by the hints of the legendary Earth, as well as the dread and the glory of Magi's power.