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Monthly Pick – February 2021: Black Sun

Black Sun

Black Sun
Author: Rebecca Roanhorse
Genre: Fantasy
Page Count: 464
Published by: Gallery/Saga Press
Date Published: October 13, 2020
You can find it here: Bookshop.org

Don’t be intimated and don’t snooze on reading this incredible fantasy story set in the pre-Columbian cultures of the Americas, Black Sun is a compulsively readable and extremely approachable fantasy read. An utterly unique, multi-point-of-view story that absolutely blew me away with its spectacular characters, mesmerizing world, and deliciously paced, compelling plot.

The winter solstice is quickly approaching in the city of Tova – the holy metropolis nestled high in the clouds and home to The Watchers – the Sun Priest, Priest of Knives, Priest of Succor (healing), and the Priest of Records. Normally a time of celebration, this year’s solstice aligns with a solar eclipse, a rare cosmic event that the newly minted Sun Priest, Naranpa, foresees as a great unbalancing of the world.

Meanwhile, a ship captained by the smart talking Xiala – an exiled siren from the watery world of the Teek – is headed to Tova with a very precious and unique piece of cargo: Serapio, a blind young man who must reach the city before the solstice in order to fulfill a prophecy that will change the Meridian Kingdom forever.

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