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Black Sun, 1 - (Between Earth and Sky) by Rebecca Roanhorse (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 464

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Fantasy

Series Title: Between Earth and Sky

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: Epic

Author: Rebecca Roanhorse

Language: English

Street Date: October 13, 2020
TCIN: 79852074
UPC: 9781534437678
Item Number (DPCI): 247-45-4372
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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"The the first book in [this trilogy is] inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic. In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man's mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain"--Provided by publisher.



Book Synopsis



NOMINATED FOR THE 2021 HUGO AWARDS AND THE 2020 NEBULA AWARDS FOR BEST NOVEL

From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn comes the first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy, inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic.

A god will return
When the earth and sky converge
Under the black sun

In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world.

Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man's mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain.

Crafted with unforgettable characters, Rebecca Roanhorse has created an epic adventure exploring the decadence of power amidst the weight of history and the struggle of individuals swimming against the confines of society and their broken pasts in the most original series debut of the decade.



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"Bold, richly emotional and expertly crafted, Black Sun shines brighter than even the highest expectations." --Shelf Awareness, STARRED review

"This tale of adventure, prophecy, politics, and magic...will have you hooked on page one."-- "Cosmopolitan"

"A a razor-sharp examination of politics, generational trauma, and the path to redemption...Roanhorse strikes a perfect balance between powerful worldbuilding and rich thematic exploration as the protagonists struggle against their fates. Fantasy fans will be wowed."
-- "Publishers Weekly, starred review"

"A must read for fans of N.K. Jemisin's epic fantasy and those who love George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series but want more diverse worlds." -- "Booklist"

"Readers are in for intricate world-building, engrossing adventure and stunning backdrops."-- "The Washington Post"

"Rebecca Roanhorse... [is one] of the Indigenous novelists reshaping North American science fiction, horror and fantasy -- genres in which Native writers have long been overlooked."-- "The New York Times"

"Roanhorse, who has won awards for sci-fi writing and contributions to the Star Wars series, builds a world featuring beasts, mermaids and deeply human characters on a quest for survival."-- "TIME"

"Black Sun is an inspired fantasy that will keep you turning pages past your bedtime and have you cheering for each of the ensemble cast as they careen towards a fateful cataclysm. Love fantasy? This is the book for you. Hate fantasy? This is especially for you. Roanhorse has created an excellent world that feels lived in and characters that feel like people you know, which is exactly what I would expect in a book by an author at the top of her game."--Justina Ireland, New York Times bestselling author of Dread Nation.

"Absolutely tremendous. Roanhorse knocks it out of the park again with an epic tale about duty and destiny that will sweep readers away and broaden the horizons of an entire genre."--S.A. Chakraborty, nationally bestselling author of The City of Brass.

"An intricately layered, sprawling and fabulously dark epic fantasy of political intrigue, power and revenge. Enthralling, beautiful and heartwrenching."--Aliette de Bodard, Nebula award-winning author of Seven of Infinities

"Engrossing and vibrant. Black Sun left me with my jaw on the floor."--Tochi Oneybuchi, author of Riot Baby

"I emerged from Black Sun bleary-eyed, tongue-tied, heart-swollen. This is a brilliant world that shows the full panoply of human grace and depravity. Rebecca Roanhorse is the epic voice of our continent and time."--Ken Liu, award-winning author of The Grace of Kings, and The Hidden Girl and Other Stories.

"Sweeping yet intimate, Black Sun is a masterpiece. Roanhorse has crafted an urgently important and utterly engrossing tale of power, oppression, revolution--and the deeply personal cost of each. This is the fantasy epic the world needs right now."--Peng Shepherd, author of The Book of M

"The world sucks you in from the start, and the pacing yanks you along by the collar. Black Sun is instantly riveting from the beginning--Roanhorse is at the top of her game here."--R.F. Kuang, bestselling author of The Poppy War

"This is the novel I've been waiting for. This is the novel we've all been waiting for. Everything's different now, with Black Sun. Different and better. Stands shoulder to shoulder with the very best fantasy out there. There's Martin, there's Jemisin, and now there's Roanhorse."--Stephen Graham Jones, award-winning author of The Only Good Indians, and Mongrels

"With multifaceted characters on the level of a political thriller, a world so unique and vivid, you'll wish you had an infinite number of pages in which to explore it, and a quest worthy of the best in epic fantasy, Rebecca Roanhorse's Black Sun will transform you. An extraordinary journey."--Fran Wilde, author of Updraft and Riverland, two-time Nebula winner and Hugo, World Fantasy and Locus finalist

"The pages turn themselves. A beautifully crafted setting with complex character dynamics and layers of political intrigue? Perfection. Mark your calendars, this is the next big thing."--Kirkus, starred review

"Roanhorse introduces an epic fantasy with vivid worldbuilding and exciting prose. Readers will be attracted to the story, in which there is no real right vs. wrong. Only inevitable change will draw out the heroes of this imaginative tale."--Library Journal, starred review



About the Author



Rebecca Roanhorse is the New York Times bestselling author of Trail of Lightning, Storm of Locusts, Black Sun, and Star Wars: Resistance Reborn. She has won the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards for her fiction, and was the recipient of the 2018 Astounding (formerly Campbell) Award for Best New Writer. The next book in her Between Earth and Sky series, Fevered Star, is out in March 2022. She lives in New Mexico with her family.
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