We are so excited to announce that we are hosting a tour for Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse! Our own Leelynn took the lead on this one, here’s her letter of intent (which is pretty amazing!)
My family has some Cherokee blood in us, and unfortunately, the one family member that knew much of the culture and traditions that were passed down to us passed away before I could learn from her. I’d have given the world to spend a week learning everything I could, listening to her tell the stories of our ancestors, and being immersed in the history that was lost to us. I know others in the Native community have felt the same way and some of us are extremely lucky to have remnants of our culture still preserved today. Seeing Black Sun’s story inspired by Pre-Columbian Americas in a fantasy world filled with magic is a wonderful opportunity for Native reviewers like me to see our people represented in a world that is entirely our own.
We are looking for readers that identify as Indigenous. If that’s you, be sure to fill out the form here. If you know someone that identifies as an Indigenous reviewer, please pass along this information to them so they can see if they are interested.
Remember, we have 30 spots open for all tours, and our goal is to have the tour consist of #OwnVoices reviewers.
Rebecca Roanhorse is a NYTimes bestselling and Nebula, Hugo and Locus Award-winning speculative fiction writer and the recipient of the 2018 Astounding (Campbell) Award for Best New Writer.
Her novel Trail of Lightning (Book 1 in the Sixth World Series) won the Locus Award for Best First Novel and is a Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy finalist. It was also selected as an Amazon, B&N, Library Journal, and NPR Best Books of 2018, among others. Book 2 in the Sixth World Series, Storm of Locusts, has received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Booklist, is a Locus Award Finalist, and has been named an Amazon, Powell’s, and Audible Best of 2019. Her novel, Resistance Reborn, is part of Star Wars: Journey to The Rise of Skywalker and a USA Today and NYTimes bestseller. Her middle grade novel Race to the Sun for the Rick Riordan Present’s imprint was a New York Times Bestseller and received a starred review from Kirkus. Her next novel is an epic Fantasy set in a secondary world inspired by the Pre-Columbian Americas called Black Sun, out Oct 13, 2020.
She lives in Northern New Mexico with her husband, daughter, and pups. She drinks a lot of black coffee.
by Rebecca Roanhorse
Publisher: Saga Press
Release Date: October 13, 2020
Genre: Adult Fantasy
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.