A Distant Drum
By Liz Williams
Liz Williams’ 2020 Comet Weather is a standalone contemporary fantasy novel.
The Fallow sisters — practical Bee, DJ Stella, fashion-designer Serena, and the peripatetic Luna — are unremarkable save for their whirlwind love-lives, their vanished mother Alys, and the stars who occasionally descend from the sky to manifest as humanoid incarnations in the Fallow home Mooncote. Oh, and the occasional ghost.
With Lerninsky’s Comet soon to be visible in the sky, the sisters (and a few friends) gather at Mooncote.