Fevered Star (Between Earth and Sky #2) (Paperback)
May 2022 Indie Next List
“I didn’t think it was possible to love a book more than Black Sun, but Rebecca Roanhorse has outdone herself with this follow up adventure. I read it in two sleepless nights and felt hollow returning to boring real life. Counting down to #3!”
— Amy McClelland, Bright Side Bookshop, Flagstaff, AZ
Rebecca Roanhorse returns with the perfect follow up to Black Sun. Our favorite characters try to graple with the destruction of the Sun Priest and their followers, along with the perpetual night the Crow God Reborn has brought in Tova. With the peace treaty broken, many leaders seek to openly (and secretly) gain power for their factions. Meanwhile, Serapio tries to heal from his wounds and figure out if he still has his crow powers.
Roanhorse's beautifully imagined world continues in turmoil as the Sun God and the Crow God fight for dominance. I can't wait to see what Roanhorse has in store for us next!
Return to The Meridian with New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Roanhorse’s sequel to the most critically hailed epic fantasy of 2020 Black Sun—finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Lambda, and Locus awards.
There are no tides more treacherous than those of the heart. —Teek saying
The great city of Tova is shattered. The sun is held within the smothering grip of the Crow God’s eclipse, but a comet that marks the death of a ruler and heralds the rise of a new order is imminent.
The Meridian: a land where magic has been codified and the worship of gods suppressed. How do you live when legends come to life, and the faith you had is rewarded?
As sea captain Xiala is swept up in the chaos and currents of change, she finds an unexpected ally in the former Priest of Knives. For the Clan of Matriarchs of Tova, tense alliances form as far-flung enemies gather and the war in the heavens is reflected upon the earth.
And for Serapio and Naranpa, both now living avatars, the struggle for free will and personhood in the face of destiny rages. How will Serapio stay human when he is steeped in prophecy and surrounded by those who desire only his power? Is there a future for Naranpa in a transformed Tova without her total destruction?
Welcome back to the fantasy series of the decade in Fevered Star—book two of Between Earth and Sky from one of the “Indigenous novelists reshaping North American science fiction, horror, and fantasy” (The New York Times) and the “epic voice of our continent and time” (Ken Liu, award-winning author of The Grace of Kings).