Black sun
—Roanhorse, Rebecca, author.
Book
2020
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"The the first book in [this trilogy is] inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic. 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"--Provided by publisher.

Item Details
Series:
Between earth and sky
Between earth and sky ; book one
Subjects:
Fate and fatalism -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Ocean travel -- Fiction.
Prophecies (Occultism) -- Fiction.
Solar eclipses -- Fiction.
Winter solstice -- Fiction.
Yule (Festival) -- Fiction.
Genre:
Fantasy fiction.
ISBN:
9781534437678
1534437673
Edition:
First Saga Press hardcover edition.
Description:
454 pages : coloured maps ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Coloured maps on endpapers.
LCCN:
2020012273
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