The Edge of Darkness

The Edge of Darkness

1.6K Reads 70 Votes 21 Part Story
Lissa By lissastrata Completed

"I did not choose to become this way. This corrupted, innocent body. Who in their right mind would willingly choose this life?"

Max is just one of thousands of unwilling cyborgs sent home after the interstellar war. With the threat of recycling haunting her every move, she can't even touch the only bright spot in her life: strong, handsome Ethan. Love means nothing to a cyborg - they're not even human. The robotics makes them incapable of love. They can not marry. They cannot raise children.

So why does Max's heart race when she meets Ethan again on the long journey home? Why does his forbidden touch feel so good, and set her blood burning? And why are so many cyborgs recycled when they are otherwise healthy and able to perform their work?

With the strange alien Authorities watching every move, Max uncovers a conspiracy bigger than the war than enslaved her in the first place. To find an escape from the horrific nightmare that her transport spaceship home has become, Max must race to find the answers and save the people she cares about, before her world and everything she knows is lost to darkness. 

The Edge of Darkness was first published in 2011 and is available in complete e-book form and paperback on both Smashwords and Amazon. If you'd like to get in touch, or to find out more information, please stop by my blog:

  • australia
  • conspiracy
  • cyberpunk
  • cyborg
  • dystopia
  • dystopian
  • fiction
  • mutiny
  • new-adult
  • prisoner
  • religion
  • robot
  • sci-fi
  • science
  • space
  • spaceship
  • time
  • travel
  • war
BookWorm869 BookWorm869 Nov 07, 2014
I'm confused. In the summary, it seems like she didn't know Ethan. But he's her husband?
lissastrata lissastrata Aug 31, 2012
@nashedron Hello and thank you very much! Your blog looks brilliant and you obviously put a lot of love into it.
nashedron nashedron Aug 30, 2012
I'm enjoying this story so far and the world has a lot of great detail. Plus the writing shows real care, which the editor in me loves. And of course I'm a sucker for a cyborg (I keep a related blog at ). I'm definitely looking forward to reading more.
PandaPawz1001 PandaPawz1001 Aug 14, 2012
your welcome we all have to start small and keep trying an till we turn into something big :)
lissastrata lissastrata Aug 14, 2012
@Boo12435675 Hi there! Thank you very much for leaving a comment. I will for sure check out 'Heart of the Sea.' Thanks for stopping by!
PandaPawz1001 PandaPawz1001 Aug 14, 2012
this story is not bad i actully like it i was wondering is you can read my stroy "heart of the sea" comment vote maybe fan pleas i can wait to go to the next chapter of your story :3