Courtesy of Phoenix Pick you can donwload The Ice Owl, a Hugo and Nebula nominated novella by Carolyn Ives Gilman, for free. You have to subscribe to their newsletter and then you'll receive a coupon to download the ebook.
This is the synopsis of the book:
Set in the same universe as Arkfall (although a totally independent story), The Ice Owl tells a tale capturing that moment when we start to lose our childhood…when we start to realize that our parents and the “grown-ups” are just as flawed as we are…everyone struggling to deal with their own demons.
It is also a story about past crimes and the haunting echo of ghosts long dead, of a life-long quest for redemption and, for some, the final revenge for crimes lost in the stellar dust...