Bernice Summerfield - New Frontiers
Xanna Eve Chown
As the Advent season approaches, Bernice finds herself faced with the prospect of an old-fashioned family holiday, surrounded by her loved ones on a world they now call home… a time to forge new memories, together… and for a bitter enemy to claim what is rightfully hers.
Life is never straightforward, however. The most haunted planet in the galaxy is requesting an archaeologist, and something very peculiar is happening at the last manned shipyard in the cosmos.
But ghostly planets and waterlogged zombies are the least of Bernice’s worries. Because her friends have been hiding secrets – about who they are and where they’ve come from… and as Bernice will soon discover, the truth will out.
1. A Handful of Dust
Written by Xanna Eve Chown
“S.O.S. Emergency. Please send… an archaeologist?”
On a routine postal mission for a deranged millionaire, Bernice, Ruth and Jack intercept a distress signal from the most haunted planet in the galaxy: Nemeqit.
Taking their newly-christened shuttle – The Irverfield – down to investigate, the trio soon find themselves confronted with a pair of childlike extra-terrestrials; Vonna Byzantium, presenter of Paranormal Planets and part-time diva… and an awful lot of dust.
But something else is going on beneath the surface of Nemeqit, something none of them ever imagined. And this time, Bernice really can’t save everyone…
2. HMS Surprise
Written by Alexander Vlahos
Mortis Dock: the last manned shipyard in the cosmos. Population: 6002. And now, not a soul in sight… at least, until Bernice, Peter and Jack are drawn off-course.
Where have all the workers disappeared to? Why is Jack behaving oddly? And what is the secret of the HMS Surprise?
Only a stranger in a lighthouse holds the key… but can he be trusted?
3. The Curse of Fenman
Written by Gary Russell
It’s Advent Day on Legion: a time that traditionally calls for celebration; a day spent with the people you love, when all the family come together, setting aside their differences… or when they bring old scores to settle.