The first in a sweeping and action-packed debut fantasy duology
loosely inspired by the early climbers of Mt. Everest-perfect for
fans of Cindy Pon and Alison Goodman. 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
climbing Raksha, the tallest and deadliest mountain in the Aryas.
Then Lusha sets off on her own mission to Raksha with a rival
explorer who is determined to best River, 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
even worse at every turn. And as dark secrets are revealed, Kamzin
must unravel the truth of their mission and of her companions-while
surviving the deadliest climb she has ever faced.
Balzer and Bray
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||Even the Darkest Stars, 1
||210 x 140 x 34mm (L x W x T)
||Hardcover - Cloth over boards
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