The Other Side of the Sky

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About this ebook

"Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner prove they are two living goddesses of writing, creating two compelling worlds with high stakes and gripping emotions." —Sarah Rees Brennan, New York Times bestselling author of the Demon's Lexicon trilogy and the Lynburn Legacy series

New York Times bestselling author duo Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner have crafted a gripping tale of magic and logic, fate and choice, and a deadly love. Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor and Brandon Sanderson.

Prince North’s home is in the sky, in a gleaming city held aloft by intricate engines, powered by technology. Nimh is the living goddess of her people on the Surface, responsible for providing answers, direction—hope.

North’s and Nimh’s lives are entwined—though their hearts can never be. Linked by a terrifying prophecy and caught between duty and fate, they must choose between saving their people or succumbing to the bond that is forbidden between them.

Plus don't miss the thrilling sequel, Beyond the End of the World!

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5 reviews
Stephanie Conroy
September 22, 2022
"I don't know if I believe in prophecies. I don't know if I believe in her gods or her destiny. I don't know if I believe in any of this. But I believe in her." This book was sensational! It is the first in an ongoing series, and I read this on a whim after one of my reading acquaintances posted about how good it was on social media not long ago. And I have to say, I wasn't disappointed. In fact, this was one of the best high fantasy novels I have read in a while, which was unexpected, yet a welcome and pleasant surprise. This book also gave off so many Studio Ghibli vibes, which I lived for while reading. The narrative follows the stories of North and Nimh, who both come from two different worlds. North is a prince from Alciel, a world suspended up in the clouds in the sky, where they rely on technology for survival. Nimh is her people's chosen goddess and is from Below, where magic flows throughout the land and can be summoned by powerful magicians. These two worlds have existed separately for thousands of years, until one day they collide when North falls out of the sky in a flying shuttle and Nimh finds him. Trapped in a new and scary environment, North teams up with Nimh, whose life mission is to manifest her magical goddess powers and to make a centuries old prophecy come to pass, and believes North has a part to play in it alongside her. Together, Nimh and North go on a life-risking adventure to find North a way back home and to help save Nimh's world from a dangerous magician, who claims to be the true Divine from Below. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for something new and different. It has strong world building and dynamic characters that brings the story life up off the page. Co-authored by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, this series deals with themes of survival, destiny, prophecy, secrecy, and cultural clashes: magic v. technology. I would rate this book 4.5 stars because of the beautiful and complex world building and the strong charcterization.
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About the author

Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult and middle grade fiction and the host of the podcast Amie Kaufman on Writing. Her multi-award-winning work is slated for publication in over thirty countries and has been described as “a game-changer” (Shelf Awareness), “stylistically mesmerizing” (Publishers Weekly), and “out-of-this-world awesome” (Kirkus Reviews). Her series include The Illuminae Files, The Aurora Cycle, the Other Side of the Sky duology, the Starbound trilogy, the Unearthed duology, the Elementals trilogy, and The World Between Blinks. Her work is in development for film and TV and has taken home multiple Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, and a Gold Inky, made multiple best-of lists, and been shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Raised in Australia and occasionally Ireland, Amie has degrees in history, literature, law, and conflict resolution and is currently undertaking a PhD in creative writing. She lives in Melbourne with her husband, daughter, rescue dog, and an extremely large personal library. Learn more about her and subscribe to her newsletter at

New York Times bestselling author Meagan Spooner grew up reading and writing every spare moment of the day while dreaming about life as an archaeologist, a marine biologist, or an astronaut. She graduated from Hamilton College in New York State with a degree in playwriting. She’s traveled all over the world, to places such as Egypt, Australia, South Africa, the Arctic, Greece, Antarctica, and the Galápagos Islands, and there’s a bit of every trip in every story she writes. She currently lives and writes in Asheville, North Carolina, but the siren call of travel is hard to resist, and there’s no telling how long she’ll stay there. She’s the author of Hunted and Sherwood and the coauthor of the award-winning Starbound Trilogy (These Broken Stars, This Shattered World, Their Fractured Light) and the Skylark Trilogy (Skylark, Shadowlark, Lark Ascending). In her spare time she plays guitar, plays video games, plays with her cat, and reads.

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