“A mythical, magical, and introspective adventure that celebrates Mesoamerican heritage; more, please.” —Kirkus Reviews on The Jade Bones
To the Chicome people, an eclipse is a time of terror. When darkness falls, the barrier separating the heavens and the earth becomes unstable. Then come the ravening Tzitzimime—the star demons who thirst for human blood. Mayana and Ahkin know the full extent of the coming danger, but they must gather support or the Chicome Empire is doomed.
As the eclipse nears, many maneuver for power in this deadly game of worlds ending.
Metzi, Ahkin’s treacherous sister, has seized control of the empire with the aid of the malevolent goddess known as the Obsidian Butterfly. But Metzi has no idea what the goddess has in store …
Yemania and Ochix face the wrath of both their peoples. Their forbidden liaison may draw ancient enemies together … or rip the young lovers apart forever.
And the princesses who battled fiercely for Ahkin’s heart in The Seventh Sun meet again—but this time, they must join forces in order to survive.
As for Ahkin and Mayana, the entire empire seems to want to keep them apart. Can their love endure the end of the world?
“If only writing intrigue, fantasy, adventure, and romance were as easy as Lani Forbes makes it look. Absolutely fantastic.” —Devri Walls, author of the Venators series, praise for the series
“Breathtaking in scope, this sequel to The Seventh Sun will leave readers clamoring for volume three!” —Alane Ferguson, Edgar Allan Poe Award winner and author of over thirty novels, on The Jade Bones
Lani Forbes is the daughter of a librarian and an ex–drug smuggling surfer (which explains her passionate love of the ocean and books). A former teacher turned trauma counselor, her passion is showing readers the transformative and encouraging power of story on the human experience. A California native whose parents live in Mexico, Lani now resides in the Pacific Northwest where she stubbornly wears flip flops no matter how cold it gets. She is a proud nerd, Gryffindor, and member of Romance Writers of America and the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.