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 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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
With an uneasy truce barely holding back the destructive tide of war, the three powerful characters in this spellbinding fantasy must grapple with whom to trust…and whom to love. In the follow-up to her groundbreaking Black Sun, Rebecca Roanhorse’s epic adventure follows exiled sea captain Xiala, supernatural being Serapio, and priestess Naranpa as they fight for the beleaguered city of Tova, where enemy clans vie for dominance and the sun is in permanent eclipse. In chapters that alternate between points of view, these three compelling characters ground us in the sprawling tale as they navigate the city’s cutthroat politics as well as their own emerging powers. We loved the way Roanhorse beautifully incorporates elements of Native American folklore like animal gods and earth magic into her vivid tale. Fevered Star pulled us into a dangerous world of valor, bravery, and characters we’ll never forget.