A world split between day and night. Two sisters who must unite it. The author of The Bone Witch kicks off an epic YA fantasy duology perfect for fans of Furyborn.
Generations of twin goddesses have long ruled Aeon―until one sister’s betrayal split their world in two. A Great Abyss now divides two realms: one cloaked in eternal night, the other scorched beneath an ever-burning sun.
While one sister rules the frozen fortress of Aranth, her twin rules the sand-locked Golden City―each with a daughter by their side. Now those young goddesses must set out on separate, equally dangerous journeys in hopes of healing their broken world. No matter the sacrifice it demands.
Told from four interweaving perspectives, this sweeping epic fantasy packs elemental magic, star-crossed romance, and incredible landscapes into a spectacular adventure with the fierce sisterhood of Frozen and the breakneck action of Mad Max: Fury Road.---from the publisher
496 pages 978-0062821799 Ages 14 and up
Keywords: epic fantasy, gods and goddesses, duology, sisters, journeys, sacrifice, romance, LGBTQ romance, magic, power, 14 year old, 15 year old, 16 year old
*********** From the author, Rin Chupeco:
Hello, what you should know about THE NEVER TILTING WORLD:
1. Four POVs: + Haidee, goddess-mechanic with free-spirited Moana vibes + Odessa, bookish chaotic lesbian goddess energy + Arjun, sarcastic fire-wielding amputee and secret cinnaman + Lan, healer/ranger and fierce bodyguard in love with her charge
2. Twin goddesses scrambling to fix a world slowly dying of horrific man-made (goddess-made?) and destructive climate change. Yes, climate change deniers are my villains now.
3. A world torn between night and day, and an endless abyss in the middle of the world where Horrible Things Climb Out Of
4. Sandworms! A sea-desert! Ships sailing on winds! Shadow demons and corrupted creatures! Sand dolphins! Two-tiered elemental magic system! Did I mention SAND DOLPHINS
5. Maybe some kissing?
(While it's been pitched as Frozen meets Mad Max, I like to think that it's more of a Mad Max meets Avatar the Last Airbender aesthetic)