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Black Sun

(2020)
(The first book in the Between Earth and Sky series)
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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, 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.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Roanhorse has created an excellent world that feels lived in and characters that feel like people you know." - Justina Ireland

"This is the novel I've been waiting for. This is the novel we've all been waiting for. Everything's different now, with Black Sun. Different and better. Stands shoulder to shoulder with the very best fantasy out there. There's Martin, there's Jemisin, and now there's Roanhorse." - Stephen Graham Jones

"I emerged from Black Sun bleary-eyed, tongue-tied, heart-swollen. This is a brilliant world that shows the full panoply of human grace and depravity. Rebecca Roanhorse is the epic voice of our continent and time." - Ken Liu

"Engrossing and vibrant. Black Sun left me with my jaw on the floor." - Tochi Onyebuchi


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Used availability for Rebecca Roanhorse's Black Sun

Hardback Editions

October 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky)
Author(s): Rebecca Roanhorse
ISBN: 1-5344-3767-3 / 978-1-5344-3767-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

January 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Black Sun
Author(s): Rebecca Roanhorse
ISBN: 1-78108-947-7 / 978-1-78108-947-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Solaris
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

October 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Black Sun
Author(s): Rebecca Roanhorse
ISBN: 1-5082-8308-7 / 978-1-5082-8308-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Black Sun
Author(s): Rebecca Roanhorse
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   


October 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Black Sun
Author(s): Rebecca Roanhorse
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Black Sun
Author(s): Rebecca Roanhorse
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Black Sun
Author(s): Rebecca Roanhorse
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky Book 1)
Author(s): Rebecca Roanhorse
Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA