A world split between day and night. Two sisters who must unite it. The author of The Bone Witch kicks off an epic YA fantasy duology perfect for fans of Furyborn.
Generations of twin goddesses have long ruled Aeon—until one sister’s betrayal split their world in two. A Great Abyss now divides two realms: one cloaked in eternal night, the other scorched beneath an ever-burning sun.
While one sister rules the frozen fortress of Aranth, her twin rules the sand-locked Golden City—each with a daughter by their side. Now those young goddesses must set out on separate, equally dangerous journeys in hopes of healing their broken world. No matter the sacrifice it demands.
Told from four interweaving perspectives, this sweeping epic fantasy packs elemental magic, star-crossed romance, and incredible landscapes into a spectacular adventure with the fierce sisterhood of Frozen and the breakneck action of Mad Max: Fury Road.
Generations of Aeon's twin goddesses have appeased the Great Mother with a ritual that sacrifices one sister and enthrones the other. None has failed to complete the rite until 17 years ago, when both Latona and Asteria survived. An abyss opened, dividing them, and planetary rotation ceased. Now, Latona's hemisphere bakes in perpetual sunshine, while Asteria's freezes in eternal darkness. The site of the Breaking reportedly also holds the magic to repair it, so Latona's daughter, Haidee, and Asteria's daughter, Odessa, embark on perilous treks toward the breach, as forces seem determined to unite them. The first in a planned duology, this rich fantasy from Chupeco (the Bone Witch trilogy) spotlights power's corruptive influence, love's redemptive nature, and the urgent concerns of climate change. Although complex worldbuilding occasionally eclipses character and plot, the tale's scope and creativity astound. Gay and straight romances add additional intrigue, while four intertwining first-person narratives confer immediacy and depth. Ages 14 up.
Really really good
I loved the characters (Hailee was my favourite) and the whole concept of the breaking was so imaginative and clever. I liked the four different perspectives, each with their own set of troubles. I loved the whole twin goddesses, and the gate concept, plus the added sense of mystery when it comes to Asteria and Latona. What happened to them? Why do they hate each other? Who is the girls real mother (I’m guessing Latona for that one)? All questions that must be answered or else I’ll die from the suspense! This book held up to my expectations/ climbed past them. I really enjoyed it, and highly recommend to other readers!