I will need to squeeze this one into my TBR. Unique and interesting! Her Sixth World series is fantastic so I’m looking forward to reading this so much! Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Some of these observations show up as journal entries, and it simply reinforced the richness and depth of this world. , I will definitely read this, especially after your great review and Mogsy’s too. A beautifully crafted setting with complex character dynamics and layers of political intrigue? Roanhorse knows just when to inject emotion into her story, and there were several heartbreaking moments that I still haven’t recovered from! And I’m really impressed by how different it felt from her other series. (I am making myself finish a few of my current reads before I start anything new) Her cargo? Black Sun is the first in a brand new epic fantasy series, the Between Earth and Sky series, by Rebecca Roanhorse. Crows play a big part in the story as well. The catch? Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. #currentlyreading CALL OF THE BONE SHIPS, finally! Filled with myth and religion, this is a colorful world with so many unexpected fantasy elements. Amazing review Tammy. The early trade reviews are in for BLACK SUN and they are all stars! I feel like this has both. More information on purchase links, the book, and other publisher-related information can be found here. Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse Between Earth and Sky #1 Epic Fantasy October 13, 2020 by Gallery/Saga Press ARC. Hannah recently posted…Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab. Ever since her first book I’ve been meaning to read her stuff, and this just makes me even more intrigued! And if you love action sequences, you won’t be disappointed. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. So glad to see such positivity for this one, I’m hoping to jump into it soon. Like I said, she’s so versatile! I recently picked up my pre-order for this and I am glad you enjoyed it. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. I think I’m most excited for the setting! Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum recently posted…#SpooktasticReads The Ghost Tree by Christina Henry. Roanhorse starts each chapter with a short quote from various journals, teachings or sayings, which adds a nice extra layer to the worldbuilding and gives the reader more insight into this fascinating culture. I love how it’s based on a Pre-Columbian Americas world and how crows play a big part. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. The world building in this sounds outstanding. Terrific review! Book Review: Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse. This is a fairly complex story with several interwoven points of view, but it actually turned out to be a quick read, since it was very hard to put down once I started. Stephanie @ Bookfever recently posted…ARC Review: Brides of Rome by Debra May MacLeod. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. follows four main characters who are all on converging paths. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Right from the start, the story is on the clock. Wherein our hero Durfee reviews Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse. I loved the setting and world building so much. View all posts by rebeccaroanhorse. Yes, I believe Beastly Books in Santa Fe, NM will be handling signed pre-orders. Mogsy’s Rating: 5 of 5 stars. Hope you get the chance to read it! This does not affect the contents of my review and all opinions are my own. Perfection." It just sounds sooo good! For example, Serapio’s mother Saaya was obsessed with crows as a young girl and spent hours observing their behavior. Oooh, action, yessss. Epic fantasy lovers won’t want to miss this series opener, and even if you are the type of reader who is intimidated by epic fantasy, Black Sun is one of the most accessible ones I’ve read, and I suggest you give it a try. Kirkus starred review says Black Sun is "rich, detailed, and expertly constructed.[...] But her status is called into question when a jealous rival betrays her. Thank you so much to Hear Our Voices Book Tours and the publisher for the opportunity to read an ARC. Roanhorse’s world is simply stunning. Maryam recently posted…Book Review: The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle | #SpooktasticReads, Yay, 5 stars!! All the glowing reviews you’ve been reading got it right: Black Sun is a wonderful start to a new epic fantasy series based on a Pre-Columbian Americas world, and Rebecca Roanhorse proves once again what a talented and versatile writer she is. Series: Book 1 of Between Earth and Sky. But I recommend it! Oh, exciting! Roanhorse’s characters are wonderfully drawn and developed, and I appreciated the fact that their paths don’t always go where you expect them to go. Rebecca Roanhorse is fast becoming an auto-buy, must-have author for me. October 12, 2020 by Angela 1 Comment. I loved these chapters, where the boy is visited over the course of ten years by three tutors who will prepare him for his destiny. The Convergence, an alignment of Sun, Moon and Earth, approaches, and Serapio, a boy from a far-off land, brings magic and doom with him to his mother’s homeland of Tova. , Publishers Weekly, starred review “I emerged from Black Sun bleary-eyed, tongue-tied, heart-swollen. ( Log Out / is a fast paced story with plenty of danger, bloodshed, backstabbing and more. There are layers of political intrigue, religious fanaticism, the possibility of war and even romance. Who needs the real world? I’m almost halfway through the eARC and it’s amazing!!! I especially loved the world of the Sky Made, where each clan is represented by a giant beast (crows, eagles, serpents and water striders). The book officially releases on October 13, 2020 (a day after Indigenous Peoples’ Day!). #BlackSun #RebeccaRoanhorse #BookReview Posted on October 19, 2020 October 18, 2020 by Marlene Harris. It does feel new in many ways. Rebecca Roanhorse is the epic voice of our continent and time.”—Ken Liu, award-winning author of The Grace of Kings, and The Hidden Girl and Other Stories. Roanhorse is such a writing force- this sounds incredible. Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse is available for pre-order. , I really enjoyed Trail of Lightning and Storm of Locusts so I was already excited for Black Sun but, you review made me even more excited! https://simonandschusterpublishing.com/black-sun/. Even crow feathers are used in masks and other types of clothing to show a person’s elevated status in society. I say "No!" I’m pretty sure Rebecca Roanhorse is a genius. Her latest novel, Black Sun, is out now. I just want to mention a few of my favorites, but there is oh so much more to discover between the pages of this book. Roanhorse is best known for her Sixth World series, an urban fantasy series in which climate change has altered our world (known as the Fifth World) into one it’s hard for us to recognize. Now ten years later and only twenty days before a celestial event called the Convergence, Serapio joins a ship headed for Tova, the home he left long ago.
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