We’re incredibly excited to wish Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse a very happy book birthday! We’re thrilled to be bringing this incredible book to UK readers. Rebecca Roanhorse is a New York Times Bestseller and multi-award winning author, including Nebula, Hugo and Locus awards. Black Sun is the first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy, and has been named one of the best science fiction and fantasy titles of 2020 by The Library Journal and Amazon.com.
A god will return. When the earth and sky converge. Under the black sun
From New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Roanhorse 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.
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.
“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
“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 .
“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)