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"Evocative and captivating. An enthralling tale of ancient gods, dangerous magic, family and love." ―Sue Lynn Tan, author of Daughter of the Moon Goddess
Two women embark on a unforgettable quest that draws them into a world of dark gods and ancient magic in this sweeping fantasy debut inspired by the history and folklore of colonial South America.
Reina is desperate.
Stuck on the edges of society, Reina’s only hope lies in an invitation from a grandmother she’s never met. But the journey to her is dangerous, and prayer can’t always avert disaster.
Attacked by creatures that stalk the mountains, Reina is on the verge of death until her grandmother, a dark sorceress, intervenes. Now dependent on the Doña’s magic for her life, Reina will do anything to earn—and keep—her favor. Even the bidding of an ancient god who whispers to her at night.
Eva Kesaré is unwanted.
Illegitimate and of mixed heritage, Eva is her family’s shame. She tries to be the perfect daughter, but Eva is hiding a secret: Magic calls to her.
Eva knows she should fight the temptation. Magic is the sign of the dark god, and using it is punishable by death. Yet it’s hard to ignore power when it has always been denied you. Eva is walking a dangerous path. And in the end, she’ll become something she never imagined.
Praise for The Sun and the Void:
"A rich, enchanting read and an impressive debut.”―Ava Reid, award-winning author of Juniper & Thorn
"A gorgeous epic of family and power, gods and magic, longing and betrayal." ―Melissa Caruso, author of the Rooks and Ruin series
The Warring Gods
The Sun and the Void
—Tara Sim, author of The City of Dusk
"The lush and varied landscape as well as the clear effects of colonialism and revolution are all inspired by Venezuela, creating a rich, complex world... An ambitious new fantasy with a unique setting and broad cast of characters."—Kirkus