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Summary

Return to The Meridian with New York Times best-selling 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2022 Rebecca Roanhorse. All rights reserved. (P)2022 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Great sequel

Though some parts,fights and deaths were anticlimactic,Fevered Star is entertaining and suspenseful enough to keep me wanting more .

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Wow!

I finished book one, immediately came to listen to Fevered Star.
These books are fantastic, the story stretches over so many changes and big arcs but you feel intimately involved in every part of it. The person reading is doing a great job keeping you in the book , and there are so many queer folk and Xi/Xir pronouns used by more than one character, flawlessly.
Dying to read the third book! You’ll love this x

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A gem of a book

loved it! great performances and interesting story
can't recommend it enough.
picked up this one right after the first one

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Amazing sequel

This didn't disappoint. Suspensful, great writing, emotional. The preformance of narrators was also great and the hours passed by.

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  • Lisa Davidson
  • 28-04-22

Frustrating! Apparently Just a Bridge to Book 3...

As I mentioned in earlier reviews of Roanhorse's original novels, I was blown away by Trail of Lightning and Storm of Locusts. I had VERY high expectations for Black Sun, but was immensely disappointed by the abrupt ending--simply the marketing opportunity for a series. Then, after waiting 18 months to learn what happened, I feel like someone dropped a box of brightly colored puzzle pieces in my lap! Results? Not very much happens in Fevered Star.

And do I care any longer? Not enough for another credit. These unique people, places, and situations would have evolved into a magnificent single epic (with adequate editing). Unfortunately, at the end of this second book, I feel like the author is squeezing extremely hard to create a trilogy. Along the way, casual American profanity sneaks into an imaginary ancient world with its own original curses: "Skies & stars," "Seven hells," "Mother waters," etc.--so what is the point of so many f-bombs and phrases such as, "You look like shit." Really??

Amidst the jumbled scenes and multiple narrators, it takes almost half the book to coordinate the plot: rich and powerful people travel to discuss war plans with other rich and powerful people. "Ordinary" characters who go along for the ride actually have even greater magical powers that they have been repressing. The two truly powerful people who are afflicted by prophesied godhoods inflict lots of damage and watch many gruesome, bloody deaths--then ask, basically, can't we just be friends? No. Not possible, because part three of the trilogy is supposed to happen. And do we have to wait another 18 months to find out whether dark or light triumphs? Sorry, but I am finished. The End.

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  • J. Berry
  • 28-06-22

great series in the making

this has been a great series so far, and while this one didnt quite have the same magic and unstoppable pace as book 1, I still look forward to more!

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  • Ryan Brewster
  • 22-06-22

Stunning

Amazing journeys for these characters and their domains. Brilliant performances by the readers. This will stay with me.

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  • Sacha P.
  • 17-06-22

Gripping must read/listen

This was such a great book! I had to ration myself so that I didn’t finish it in a day. What a great sequel! Please please please tell me there will be another. We need more book like this!!
Intrigue, betrayal, loves lost and found, and some surprises along the way.

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  • Nathaniel Teeter
  • 14-06-22

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I'm sad I now have to wait for the next book to come out.

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  • Faith Wittmus
  • 12-06-22

Shadow and Light but a new theme

I LOVED Black Sun. Fevered Star was just as good. such a well written and entwined book

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  • Badia Askari
  • 05-06-22

Brilliant!

Everything was brilliant! The story, the performers, EVERYTHING! My only disappointment is that it ended.

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  • YAL
  • 01-06-22

Particularly well produced audio

Finally professional audio books with large casts of voice actors and producers … well executed and very enjoyable

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  • Amelia
  • 31-05-22

I love this story

Roanhorse has done an amazing job weaving each tale. I'm just not a fan of Narampa's narrator, her voice kind of annoys me and doesn't seem to fit the woman that character is growing into.

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  • Kris Rudin
  • 27-05-22

Outstanding!

Just as good as the first one! A masterful weaving together of characters, with brilliant world building. I found myself breathless and riveted at multiple scenes. An absolutely flawless book!!