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Black Sun

(Between Earth and Sky #1)

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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, t
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Hardcover, 464 pages
Expected publication: October 13th 2020 by Saga Press
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Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
Just gonna throw all my money at Rebecca Roanhorse
Sana
Jan 18, 2019 marked it as anti-library  ·  review of another edition
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HELLO, I HAS IT ;_____________;

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MATRIARCHAL CLANS AS IN WOMEN IN POSITIONS OF POWER, YESSSSS
maya
Apr 14, 2020 marked it as to-read
i would do pretty much anything for an early copy of this
and i mean that statement

I NEED THIS NOW
Ashley
4.5/5 stars

Woohoo! I had my wish granted and received a complimentary copy of this book from Gallery/Saga Press through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Listen, I have a bias towards Rebecca Roanhorse. I have read 3 books by Rebecca Roanhorse and have loved each and every one of them. There is something about her stories and writing that just speak to my soul. So when Black Sun was announced, I immediately added to my TBR with only the knowledge that it was fant
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Audrey
Apr 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
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4.5 stars

Wow, this fantasy was so good and immersive. Roanhorse has a gift of making you care so much about various characters, no matter how flawed they are. Here, two different storylines converge during an epic eclipse. The various societies are loosely based on various Asian and South American cultures and formed into a brand new world. Each time I revisit a point of view of Xiala, Serapio or Naranpa, I just want to know more about them and what's going to happen next. Roanhorse was always a
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♠ TABI ♠
Sep 13, 2019 marked it as to-read
gosh dang it all I love so many fantasy tropes okay
Tayla
Jan 11, 2020 added it
Why does this have a one star review already? It’s not out yet..
Mandy McHugh
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Give this book all the stars.

Rarely do I find a world-building book that captures and holds my attention. Dense texts of description in order to get the story started are difficult for me to get through, and because of that, I don't typically choose titles in the fantasy genre. I will also admit that I've never seen a Star Wars movie. Maybe someday, but today is not that day. However, I am familiar with Rebecca Roanhorse's writing, and with the stunning cover and summary, I was THRILLED to rece
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gio
Apr 08, 2020 marked it as to-read
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Hello, I’m very very excited for this book.
Alexandra
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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HOLY WOW! This was epic! Filled with vibrant civilizations, old magic and amazing characters!
Review to come!
Mackenzie Schley
May 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I just want to start this review by saying I absolutely LOVED this book. It had depth and fascinating characters that I came to actually care about. The world Roanhorse builds is fascinating and I for one hope there will be more epic fantasy based on pre-Columbian American civilizations. The only disappointing thing is not knowing how long it will be until the next book in the series is published. If you are a fan of any epic fiction, you will find yourself drawn into this story and if you’re li ...more
Emma Cathryne
Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Actual Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Black Sun was breathtaking. As I know from her fabulous Sixth World series, Roanhorse thrives on creating complex, compelling worlds and this novel was no exception I was instantly and utterly immersed in the environment: the city of Tova with its soaring Mesas and swaying bridges, bisected by the chasm containing Tova’s roiling underbelly, Coyote’s Maw. Every small detail opened up a w
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Blaise
May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Rebecca Roanhorse has jumped into the Fantasy Genre with a truly unique and engaging story from beginning to end. What makes Black Sun stand out is the use of the America's (South America) as a setting and not the typical Medieval Europe and I always appreciate something new brought to the genre. We follow four main characters through there journey and they all offer different perspectives on the culture, religions, clans, and hierarchical structure throughout the world.

Serapio was by far my fav
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Robyn
May 21, 2020 is currently reading it
An indigenous high fantasy set in a world that is reminiscent of pre-Columbian Americas, Black Suns is immersive and delightful.

Like what is expected from the genre, Black Suns is full of interesting magic and has a large cast of main characters that gives the reader scope and perspective, but without the used up medieval european trappings. Every character is compelling, even if with opposing goals. This is a novel of humanity in the face of destiny, responsibility and vengeance (even though on
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Rt
May 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Based on pre-Columbian cultures, the story follows the Sun Priestess (raised from a low caste and beset by machinations from the other priests, most of them from much higher stations), a sailor from an all-female culture whose voice can calm storms, a Carrion Crow warrior trying to keep the peace despite the not-yet-forgotten slaughter of many of his people not too many decades ago, and the man who might be the host of the reborn Carrion Crow god. As they head towards the confrontation between C ...more
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Rebecca Roanhorse is a NYTimes Bestseller and a Nebula, Hugo and Locus Award-winning speculative fiction writer and the recipient of the 2018 Astounding (formerly Campbell) Award for Best New Writer.

Her novels include TRAIL OF LIGHTNING, STORM OF LOCUSTS, STAR WARS: RESISTANCE REBORN, and RACE TO THE SUN. Her upcoming novel BLACK SUN is set to release 10/13/2020.

She lives in Northern New Mexico w
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