BookBrowse Reviews Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

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Black Sun

Between Earth and Sky #1

by Rebecca Roanhorse

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Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
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    Oct 2020, 464 pages

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When an ancient god is reborn, the world will be remade. Rebecca Roanhorse's Black Sun, the first book in the Between Earth and Sky series, is a stunning, subversive foray into fantasy world-building.

Reading the first book in a series is always difficult because readers know that, by definition, it will leave them feeling a bit unsatisfied. After all, even if it's a remarkable read, as the book draws to a close, the characters' journeys are incomplete. They still have an unknown destiny out in front of them. In this regard, Rebecca Roanhorse's Black Sun is no different. By the end of this first book in the Between Earth and Sky series, readers will have some answers but will also be sorely in want of more. This want exists in part because of the novel's minor flaw in pacing. Though there is plenty of action evenly distributed throughout most of the novel to move the story along, the final action sequence — the one to which everything has been so carefully building — passes by in a blur. Rather than producing the giant crescendo Roanhorse was perhaps looking for, ...

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