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Beneath the Black Crescent

(Atlas Cycle #2)

4.75  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  3 reviews
The founding of the Arena Under the Hill marked the end of open warfare between the clans of Tokyo2. With peace came prosperity, and the city has grown into the largest metropolis on the space station Atlas.

Betrix Farmer gave up the Arena when she left for New Lexington. Now an unexpected debt, to an old enemy, will drive her back into the ring. The stakes are high, but s
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Derek Jordan
Jan 21, 2020 rated it liked it
This world of Atlas is so ... dark and creepy in so many ways. They story continues well from the first book and I would recommend reading Cast in Sand before this one as it sheds light on some lightly mentioned characters - I also found it the best of this series so far.

This opened up the world a bit more, seeing a few more of the places around Atlas. You learn a bit more of the history and finally more about many of the characters of the books - I particularly enjoyed the backstories of Betri
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I liked this better than the first book in the series! If you've read Children of Atlas and are on the fence about whether to read this book, I definitely recommend you do. We get to know the characters a lot better, and I feel much more invested in the series now. ...more
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Black Crescent is possibly my favorite of all the books I've written. It's long and overly ambitious, with a big cast of characters and all sorts of intense worldbuilding, lore, and criss-crossing narratives. For those who haven't started this series this is a post-apocalyptic cyberpunk science fantasy, meaning, it follows a fantasy-style narrative but with cyberpunk tropes instead of magic, set in a post-apocayptic future, on board a world-sized space station.

It was so difficult to write that I
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