I picked up a free copy of this short story from the author's website, where you can download it in PDF or from Smashwords.
This short story tells us more about Nasheen, the world from which the boys in The Seams Between Stars had come and were trying to return. It is apparently an Islamic, matriarchal culture, which is an absolutely fascinating idea to me, since Islam is such a strongly patriarchal system, and in most areas women are subjugated under Islamic rule (or so it seems looking in from the outside), so to think of a world where the women are in control, and the women are what matter, that is at the same time Islamic just fascinated me. I'm really excited about starting God's War now, so watch for that review in the next day or so. I'll try to read the three available novels before the end of the weekend.
(review of free book)