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City of Stone and Silence

City of Stone and Silence

The Wells of Sorcery Trilogy (Volume 2)

Django Wexler

Tor Teen

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Django Wexler's City of Stone and Silence is the second book in the cinematic fantasy Wells of Sorcery Trilogy featuring a fierce young woman skilled in the art of combat magic on an epic mission to steal a ghost ship.

After surviving the Vile Rot, Isoka, Meroe, and the rest of Soliton’s crew finally arrive at Soliton's mysterious destination, the Harbor—a city of great stone ziggurats, enshrouded in a ghostly veil of Eddica magic. And they're not alone.

Royalty, monks, and madmen live in a precarious balance, and by night take shelter from monstrous living corpses. None know how to leave the Harbor, but if Isoka can't find a way to capture Soliton and return it to the Emperor's spymaster before a year is up, her sister's Tori's life will be forfeit.

But there's more to Tori's life back in Kahnzoka than the comfortable luxury Isoka intended for her. By night, she visits the lower wards, risking danger to help run a sanctuary for mage-bloods fleeing the Emperor's iron fist. When she discovers that Isoka is missing, her search takes her deep in the mires of intrigue and revolution. And she has her own secret—the power of Kindre, the Well of Mind, which can bend others to its will. Though she's spent her life denying this brutal magic, Tori will use whatever means she has to with Isoka's fate on the line...

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Praise for City of Stone and Silence

“A magical, enthralling must-read.” —Kirkus Reviews on City of Stone and Silence

“A gripping, fast-paced fantasy enrapturing readers until the end…. This ever changing world of magic is beautifully constructed with tantalizing details that evoke a variety of cultural influences. The characters are well-developed, and diversity—in ethnicity, ability, and sexuality—is abundant.” —Kirkus Reviews on Ship of Smoke and Steel

“For readers who love Sarah J. Maas and Sabaa Tahir.... Django Wexler's first foray into young adult is a crackling blast of a read.” —Duane Wilkins, SFF buyer, University Book Store, Seattle, WA

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Django Wexler

DJANGO WEXLER graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with degrees in creative writing and computer science, worked in artificial intelligence research and as a programmer/writer for Microsoft, and is now a full-time fantasy writer. Django is the author of The Shadow Campaigns, an epic fantasy series for adults; The Wells of Sorcery Trilogy, an epic fantasy series for young adults; and The Forbidden Library, a classic fantasy series for middle grade readers.

Meet the Author

January 7, 2020

Meet fantasy author Django Wexler as he discusses his young adult high-seas fantasy novel City of Stone and Silence, the sequel to Ship of Smoke and Steel and the second book in the Wells of Sorcery Trilogy.

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