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Starless

Starless

Jacqueline Carey

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Jacqueline Carey is back with an amazing adventure not seen since her New York Times bestselling Kushiel's Legacy series. Lush and sensual, Starless introduces us to an epic world where exiled gods live among us, and a hero whose journey will resonate long after the last page is turned.

I was nine years old the first time I tried to kill a man...

Destined from birth to serve as protector of the princess Zariya, Khai is trained in the arts of killing and stealth by a warrior sect in the deep desert; yet there is one profound truth that has been withheld from him.

In the court of the Sun-Blessed, Khai must learn to navigate deadly intrigue and his own conflicted identity…but in the far reaches of the western seas, the dark god Miasmus is rising, intent on nothing less than wholesale destruction.

If Khai is to keep his soul’s twin Zariya alive, their only hope lies with an unlikely crew of prophecy-seekers on a journey that will take them farther beneath the starless skies than anyone can imagine.

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I was nine years old the first time I tried to kill a man, and although in the end I was glad my attempt failed, I had been looking forward to the opportunity for quite some months. That is only natural, I think, when one is raised...

Praise for Starless

Praise for Starless

“Carey is at the peak of her luminous storytelling powers in a tale that will appeal to readers of Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss, while its thought-provoking look at gender, love, and sexual preference bring to mind Ursula K. LeGuin’s The Left Hand of Darkness.”—Booklist (starred)

“Carey handles themes of duty, love, and identity with tenderness and fortitude, never pigeonholing her protagonists, and the tapestry of her characters elevates this novel above its peers.”—Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Fans of world-building powerhouses such as Rhoda Belleza and Garth Nix will be in awe of Carey's stand-alone epic.”—Library Journal

“A unique story that asks serious questions about identity, fate and honor and it will appeal to fantasy fans who appreciate in-depth character exposition.”—RT (4 stars)

“On ample display here are Carey's impressive worldbuilding skills.”—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Jacqueline Carey

“A complex saga worthy of the field’s best writer on such a scale, George R. R. Martin.”—Locus on Kushiel’s Dart

“Stunning, clever, sultry and mysterious, Phedre is an ideal and original heroine.”—The Associated Press on Kushiel’s Dart

“The heroine reminds one of an equally strong-minded sister whose home was Tara.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Kushiel’s Dart

“Carey’s lush, sensuous prose again makes her heroine’s story a savory feast for mind and heart.”—Booklist, starred review, … More…

Praise for Starless

“Carey is at the peak of her luminous storytelling powers in a tale that will appeal to readers of Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss, while its thought-provoking look at gender, love, and sexual preference bring to mind Ursula K. LeGuin’s The Left Hand of Darkness.”—Booklist (starred)

“Carey handles themes of duty, love, and identity with tenderness and fortitude, never pigeonholing her protagonists, and the tapestry of her characters elevates this novel above its peers.”—Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Fans of world-building powerhouses such as Rhoda Belleza and Garth Nix will be in awe of Carey's stand-alone epic.”—Library Journal

“A unique story that asks serious questions about identity, fate and honor and it will appeal to fantasy fans who appreciate in-depth character exposition.”—RT (4 stars)

“On ample display here are Carey's impressive worldbuilding skills.”—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Jacqueline Carey

“A complex saga worthy of the field’s best writer on such a scale, George R. R. Martin.”—Locus on Kushiel’s Dart

“Stunning, clever, sultry and mysterious, Phedre is an ideal and original heroine.”—The Associated Press on Kushiel’s Dart

“The heroine reminds one of an equally strong-minded sister whose home was Tara.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Kushiel’s Dart

“Carey’s lush, sensuous prose again makes her heroine’s story a savory feast for mind and heart.”—Booklist, starred review, on Kushiel’s Avatar

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Jacqueline Carey

JACQUELINE CAREY is the author of the New York Times bestselling Kushiel’s Legacy series of historical fantasy novels, The Sundering epic fantasy duology, postmodern fables "Santa Olivia" and "Saints Astray," and the Agent of Hel contemporary fantasy series. Carey lives in western Michigan.

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