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May 24, 2021liljables rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Rebecca Roanhorse's Black Sun is the first book in a new fantasy trilogy; the fantasy and mythology of the series is inspired by the indigenous civilizations of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, which makes for a refreshing departure from the typical Eurocentric setting of SO many fantasy novels. Roanhorse has struck a perfect balance for the first book in a trilogy: she introduces just the right number of characters, cultures, and locations to keep the reader captivated and on their toes, and hints at how much more we have to learn in the subsequent books. This world feels entirely new, with many layers to discover, but the characters are deeply human, flawed, and relatable, which grounds the narrative in reality.