Solaris to publish Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse for UK

Solaris is delighted to be publishing the incredible new fantasy Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse for the UK.

Black Sun is 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.

Editor Michael Rowley acquired UK / BC rights in Roanhorse’s novel from Saga Press.

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.

Author Rebecca Roanhorse on the news:

“I am thrilled BLACK SUN has found a UK home with Rebellion. I hope UK readers enjoy the world of BLACK SUN as much as I loved creating it.”

Rebecca Roanhorse is a Nebula and Hugo Award-winning speculative fiction writer and the recipient of the 2018 Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her work has also been a finalist for the Sturgeon, Locus and World Fantasy awards. Her novel Trail of Lightning was selected as an Amazon, B&N, and NPR Best Book of 2018. She lives in Northern New Mexico with her husband, daughter, and pug. Find out more at, and follow her on Twitter at @RoanhorseBex.

Black Sun will be out in paperback and eBook for UK / BC customers 21 January 2021.

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