Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett

Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett

Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett sounds like the expedition book I never knew I needed. I am so intrigued by the mountain climbing and exploring aspects, and the mountainous setting is so unique! The fact that the main character’s sister is also a rival is an interesting turn of events. Everything about this book seems so original, and I don’t know how I’m going to be able to wait until this fall to read it!

Even the Darkest stars by Heather Fawcett

Even the Darkest Stars by Heather FawcettTitle: Even the Darkest Stars
Author: Heather Fawcett
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: September 5, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the emperor’s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous Empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, if only someone would give her a chance.

But everything changes when the mysterious and eccentric River Shara, the greatest explorer ever known, arrives in her village and demands to hire Kamzin—not her older sister, Lusha, as everyone had expected—for his next expedition. This is Kamzin’s chance to prove herself—even though River’s mission to retrieve a rare talisman for the emperor means cimbing Raksha, the tallest and deadliest mountain in the Aryas. Then, Lusha sets off on her own mission to Raksha with a rival explorer, and Kamzin must decide what’s most important to her: protecting her sister from the countless perils of the climb or beating her to the summit.

The challenges of climbing Raksha are unlike anything Kamzin expected—or prepared for—with avalanches, ice chasms, ghosts, and other dangers at every turn. And as dark secrets are revealed, Kamzin must unravel the truth about their mission and her companions—while surviving the deadliest climb she has ever faced.


Book Quotes: Even the Darkest Stars

I wanted to push against the world and feel it push back.

Violence leads to one thing only, and that is more violence.

About Heather Fawcett

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Heather Fawcett is a Canadian author of books for adults, kids, and teens, including the Even the Darkest Stars series, Ember and the Ice Dragons, The Language of Ghosts, Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries, and more. Her books have been translated into more than ten languages and somehow all include dragons in one form or another. She has a Master’s degree in English Literature and a Bachelor’s in Archaeology. She lives on Vancouver Island.

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10 thoughts on “Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett

  1. Aneta says:

    This is the first time I’m hearing of this book. I’m definitely intrigued.
    I hope we both love it when it comes out 🙂

  2. Kelly says:

    Ahhh can’t wait for this book – just like you said, it sounds like something I didn’t even know I wanted to read! Great pick.

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