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Fevered Star

By: Rebecca Roanhorse
Narrated by: Christian Barillas,Darrell Dennis,Cara Gee,Nicole Lewis,Shaun Taylor-Corbett
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Publisher's 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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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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Not as good as first book

although this book had some interesting moments it was not as good as the first book in the series.

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Simply Incredible

I am still in awe. Roanhorse is singular in every way. She has no peers. just incredible

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A good continuation from an interesting new series

I wish that this book and the previous one were combined into one book. The first was too short, with a lot of groundwork made for setting up these characters and the lore of the world. There was a clear goal, and the story more or less followed established grand fantasy tropes we've come to expect. This book is a continuation of all of that, but without the burden of having to explain too many things. There are new details that are interesting, but not a whole lot. This book mostly follows characters from the previous book and one new one, as events conspire to make the next book more of a sequel book than Fevered Star.

All of this to say, again, I wish that this was just combined with the first book to make one really good first book.

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Amazing author

I can’t say enough of this authors ability to create a story that is spellbinding. Couldn’t but this down. Can’t wait for more.

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Fantastic fiction

This is a great listen. All the performances are well done. The story continues the saga beautifully, adding depth to the characters and fleshing out the cultures at play in this political/magical thriller. The romance at the heart of it continues to agonize. At the end we are left with a clear picture of where things are headed. I can’t wait for the next installment.

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Part 2 of an entrancing story

The people who are complaining that this book is somehow unsatisfying clearly have never read much epic fantasy. it leaves much unexplained but that is the nature of the genre. And it does a great job of leaving the reader feeling like they know more than they did and excited to see where this story goes.

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Totally worth your time and money

If you have not read book one, don’t start here but if you have this is an Amazing well voiced and acted book two. I await book three with the patience one needs to hear another amazing story

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exceptionally wonderful

this sequel to Black Sun is just as amazing as the first book.. this world is not something you have read about before. (I keep envisioning Chaco Canyon.) And you'll care, really care, about all the characters.

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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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  • 04-26-22

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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  • Jade Forbes
  • 06-12-22

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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  • Gijs de laat
  • 05-10-22

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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  • 04-24-22

Amazing sequel

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