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Black Sun

By: Rebecca Roanhorse

From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn comes the first book in the "Between Earth and Sky" trilogy, inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic.

A god will return
When the earth and sky converge
Under the black sun

In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world.

Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man's mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain.

Crafted with unforgettable characters, Rebecca Roanhorse has created an epic adventure exploring the decadence of power amidst the weight of history and the struggle of individuals swimming against the confines of society and their broken pasts in the most original series debut of the decade.

The People of the Meridian.

ISBN: 9781534437678

JLG Release: Mar 2021

Sensitive Areas: Violence: Graphic Descriptions , Language: Strong Language , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes
Topics: Prophecy , Indian mythology , Solar eclipses , Voyages and travels , Native American and Aboriginal , Fantasy , Political intrigue , LGBTQ

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Awards & Honors

2021 Alex Awards Winner

Book Details



First Release

March 2021



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

9" x 6"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader


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Print Book


Hardcover edition


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Potentially Sensitive Areas

Violence: Graphic Descriptions , Language: Strong Language , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes


Prophecy, Indian mythology, Solar eclipses, Voyages and travels, Native American and Aboriginal, Fantasy, Political intrigue, LGBTQ,

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