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Even the Darkest Stars

(2017)
(The first book in the Even the Darkest Stars series)
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The first in a sweeping and action-packed debut fantasy duology loosely inspired by the early climbers of Mt. Everest - perfect for fans of Cindy Pon and Alison Goodman.

Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the Emperor's royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous Empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, if only someone would give her a chance.

But everything changes when the mysterious and eccentric River Shara, the greatest explorer ever known, arrives in her village and demands to hire Kamzin - not her older sister Lusha, as everyone had expected - for his next expedition.

This is Kamzin's chance to prove herself - even though River's mission to retrieve a rare talisman for the emperor means climbing Raksha, the tallest and deadliest mountain in the Aryas. Then Lusha sets off on her own mission to Raksha with a rival explorer who is determined to best River, and Kamzin must decide what's most important to her: protecting her sister from the countless perils of the climb or beating her to the summit.

The challenges of climbing Raksha are unlike anything Kamzin expected - or prepared for - with avalanches, ice chasms, ghosts, and even worse at every turn. And as dark secrets are revealed, Kamzin must unravel the truth of their mission and of her companions - while surviving the deadliest climb she has ever faced.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"A deeply satisfying feast for fantasy lovers... I fell in love with this book from the earliest pages and have left the gnawed-off pieces of my heart scattered across the Aryas." - Catherine Egan

"A lush adventure filled with magic, myth, and monsters. Even the Darkest Stars will sweep you off your feet, steal your heart somewhere between the mountains and sky, and leave you breathless." - Sarah Glenn Marsh

"Fawcett brings snow-capped mountains - and their baleful secrets - alive in this magical, atmospheric debut." - Evelyn Skye


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Used availability for Heather Fawcett's Even the Darkest Stars

Hardback Editions

August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Even the Darkest Stars
Author(s): Heather Fawcett
ISBN: 0-06-246338-1 / 978-0-06-246338-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

November 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Even the Darkest Stars
Author(s): Heather Fawcett
ISBN: 0-06-246339-X / 978-0-06-246339-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

September 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Even the Darkest Stars
Author(s): Heather Fawcett
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU