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The Burning Sky

(2013)
(The first book in the Elemental Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 
Just before the start of Summer Half, in April 1883, a very minor event took place at Eton College, that venerable and illustrious English public school for boys. A sixteen-year-old pupil named Archer Fairfax returned from a three-month absence, caused by a fractured femur, to resume his education.

Almost every word in the preceding sentence is false. Archer Fairfax had not suffered a broken limb. He had never before set foot in Eton. His name was not Archer Fairfax. And he was not, in fact, even a he.

This is the story of a girl who fooled a thousand boys, a boy who fooled an entire country, a partnership that would change the fate of realms, and a power to challenge the greatest tyrant the world had ever known.

Expect magic.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Sherry Thomas's The Burning Sky is a marvelous, magical adventure set in a beautifully imagined world. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough." - Rae Carson

"The Burning Sky combines one of the most creative magical systems since Harry Potter, with sizzling romance and characters who will win your heart." - Cinda Williams Chima

"Thomas weaves a lush, intricate fantasy world around a gorgeous romance that kept me riveted until the very last page. What a breathtaking journey!" - Marie Lu

"A rich, captivating world, full of intrigue, romance, and magic. The Burning Sky is truly unique and unlike anything else I've read!" - Sarah J Maas


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Used availability for Sherry Thomas's The Burning Sky

Hardback Editions

September 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Burning Sky (Elemental Trilogy)
Author(s): Sherry Thomas
ISBN: 0-06-220729-6 / 978-0-06-220729-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

September 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Burning Sky (Elemental Trilogy)
Author(s): Sherry Thomas
ISBN: 0-06-220730-X / 978-0-06-220730-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Burning Sky: The Elemental Trilogy, Book 1
Author(s): Sherry Thomas
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


September 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Burning Sky: The Elemental Trilogy, Book 1
Author(s): Sherry Thomas
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Sherry Thomas
Publisher: Sherry Thomas
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


July 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Burning Sky (Elemental Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Sherry Thomas
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


September 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Sherry Thomas
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA