Black Sun – Rebecca Roanhorse

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.

My Thoughts:
This book reminds me why I love reading, it was so amazing and I’m so glad I have it in my life!

We follow multiple points of view in the lead-up to the Convergence, a celestial occurrence marking the start of a new era. Xiala is a Teek captain and has been hired to transport Serapio, a strange man described to her as blind, scarred, and harmless. Xiala knows that Serapio is hiding something but that doesn’t stop her from trying to know him.

Naranpa is the Sun Priest but she is struggling to keep control of her position.

This book honestly has it all, mystery, suspense, and fantasy. As soon as I read the first page I knew I was in for a wild ride and my gosh I loved it. I didn’t want to put it down at all!

I loved the relationship that was formed between Xiala and Serapio, they only know each other for 20 days but they become really close and form a bond which makes them very protective of each other.

It took me a while to warm up to Naranpa as a character though but at the end of the book, I really liked her. She really came to accept her past and accept that people didn’t like her because of her past but she seemed to take advantage of that and used her history to help her.

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