I stopped by the library one day to pick something up and I randomly started reading this book while waiting - I've only read a couple of pages and I can't remember the title or author. I believe it is set in a space-travel era where a woman wakes up around corpses covered in snow which she introspectively claims to have killed.

She finds another victim along the road and continues until she ends up at a statue/monument where she removed her uniform and lay down to freeze to death.

Any help would be appreciated in finding the title of the book - I apologize if I got some of the details wrong, this was quite some time ago. And no spoilers please, thanks!

2 Answers 2


This would be “Stealing Light“ by Gary Gibson. In the First chapter the Protagonist Dakota wakes up in a battlefield and tries to kill herself by stripping off her suit. She is rescued in time by friendly forces. The book is the First in a trilogy (the others being Nova War and Empire of Light.


Path of the Fury by David Weber

  • 3
    Can you please provide specific details on how this book matches the request? Thanks Dec 18, 2012 at 15:00
  • 1
    It's similar to what I've read but I'm quite sure it isn't it - there was no dialogue or other interacting characters in the first couple scenes I've mentioned and Chapter 1 of Path of the Fury jumps right into a scene. Dec 18, 2012 at 15:19

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.