Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky)

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Award-winning author Rebecca Roanhorse showed she knows how to tell a great story with her debut novel, Trail of Lightning, and her Sixth World Series, and now she’s back a great new epic series, Between Earth and Sky, with the first book, Black Sun.

The book begins with a prophecy and a barbaric ritual, as the reader is introduced to this unique world. Then we cut to the present day as the winter solstice is approaching and this year coincides with a rare celestial event, a solar eclipse, which the Sun Priest calls an “unbalancing of the world.” What will happen?

Our character from the beginning of the book, Serapio, who has been blind for over a decade now is traveling on a ship captained by the brilliant Xiala, a Teek, who is part human and part something else with magical abilities. The ship has a deadline and with an untrustworthy crew, they must do what is said can’t be done to make it to the city of Tova in time for the eclipse.

Inspired by Pre-Columbian civilizations, Black Sun is a bold and entrancing first book in what looks to be a truly great series.

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Author Rebecca Roanhorse
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 464 pages
Publisher Saga Press
Publish Date 2020-Oct-13
ISBN 9781534437678 Buy this Book
Issue January 2021
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy