The highly anticipated new novel from New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Roanhorse is due to come out next week.
Black Sun is the first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy, which is inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas. It is 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.
Black Sun is due to be released on October 13th, 2020, published by Saga Press.
Roanhores shared her excitement with fans on Twitter after the novel was listed in New York Times’ Book to Watch For in October article.
You can pre-order your copy of this emotionally charged book by clicking on the image – you don’t want to miss it.