The Seventh Sun

Blackstone Publishing
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Thrust into leadership upon the death of his emperor father, young Prince Ahkin feels completely unready for his new position. Though his royal blood controls the power of the sun, he’s now responsible for the lives of all the Chicome people. And despite all Ahkin’s efforts, the sun is fading—and the end of the world may be at hand.

For Mayana, the only daughter of the Chicome family whose blood controls the power of water, the old emperor’s death may mean that she is next. Prince Ahkin must be married before he can ascend the throne, and Mayana is one of six noble daughters presented to him as a possible wife. Those who are not chosen will be sacrificed to the gods.

Only one girl can become Ahkin’s bride. Mayana and Ahkin feel an immediate connection, but the gods themselves may be against them. Both recognize that the ancient rites of blood that keep the gods appeased may be harming the Chicome more than they help. As a bloodred comet and the fading sun bring a growing sense of dread, only two young people may hope to change their world.

Rich in imagination and romance, and based on the legends and history of the Aztec and Maya people, The Seventh Sun brings to vivid life a world on the edge of apocalyptic disaster.

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About the author

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.

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Publisher
Blackstone Publishing
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Published on
Feb 18, 2020
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9781982546632
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Young Adult Fiction / Coming of Age
Young Adult Fiction / Diversity & Multicultural
Young Adult Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / General
Young Adult Fiction / Girls & Women
Young Adult Fiction / Historical / Ancient Civilizations
Young Adult Fiction / Legends, Myths, Fables / General
Young Adult Fiction / Magical Realism
Young Adult Fiction / Romance / General
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This content is DRM free.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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