Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky #1)
by Rebecca Roanhorse
Expected publication October 13, 2020 by Saga Press
From Goodreads: 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.
I’ve enjoyed Roanhorse’s Sixth World books, so when I saw this at NetGalley, I couldn’t resist wishing for it. Happily, I was approved for it, but because it’s not going to be published until October, I’m going to wait until a little later in the year to read it. I am looking forward to it!
4 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday: Black Sun”
Can’t wait to read this! I really loved the Sixth World books too — I’m hoping we’ll get #3 one of these days. 🙂
I hope we’ll get #3, too. I want to find out what happens with the gods and with Maggie’s relationship.
Sounds great. I love reading books set in locations and featuring or inspired by cultures I know less about. It often gives them that extra flavor, if that makes sense, and sometimes it gets me interested enough to seek out more factual and historic sources to learn more. Can’t wait to read your thoughts on this one when you post them.
It makes perfect sense! That’s part of why I enjoy science fiction and particularly fantasy written by authors from cultures different from mine. I spent years reading pretty much only fantasy books by white men, and I eventually got bored with reading– essentially– the same old thing. Once I started reading fantasy by women and BIPOC authors, it made me fall in love with the genre all over again.