An alliance embarks on a dangerous journey to uncover the secrets of the distant past and save their world in this captivating, deeply visionary adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling thriller-master James Rollins.
A gifted student foretells an apocalypse. Her reward is a sentence of death.
Fleeing into the unknown she is drawn into a team of outcasts:
A broken soldier, who once again takes up the weapons he’s forbidden to wield and carves a trail back home.
A drunken prince, who steps out from his beloved brother's shadow and claims a purpose of his own.
An imprisoned thief, who escapes the crushing dark and discovers a gleaming artifact - one that will ignite a power struggle across the globe.
On the run, hunted by enemies old and new, they must learn to trust each other in order to survive in a world evolved in strange, beautiful, and deadly ways, and uncover ancient secrets that hold the key to their salvation.
But with each passing moment, doom draws closer.
WHO WILL CLAIM THE STARLESS CROWN?
The Moon Fall Series:
The Starless Crown
The Cradle of Ice
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A young woman discovers her foreboding destiny in this fun but one-dimensional fantasy adventure from Rollins (A Kingdom of Bones). Nyx, a nearly blind student at the Cloistery of Brayk, survives an attack by monstrous M r bats, vicious swamp beasts with lethal venom. But rather than killing Nyx, their venom miraculously restores her vision and imparts a premonition of Moonfall, an impending apocalypse. When Highking Toranth ry Massif learns of Nyx's survival, he demands to have her brought to his castle; her blood could prove valuable to his physicians and he fears she's connected to the legend of the Forsworn Knight, whose alleged child was prophesied to be the cause of the kingdom's downfall. As Toranth hunts for her, Nyx flees with a team of unlikely allies on a perilous journey to find her alleged father, determined to stop Moonfall before darkness takes them all. Though the fantastical creatures and landscapes are imaginative, the fast-paced but shallow narrative takes the easy road by concentrating on a series of chilling beast encounters for Nyx and her party rather than exploring the tension between characters. Readers looking for plot-driven fantasy will enjoy the action but shouldn't expect much depth.
Well worth every minute reading. A full flavor movie-in-the-head read. Hope there will be a sequel!