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Title:
Endless water, starless sky
Author:
Hodge, Rosamund, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018].

©2018
Physical Description:
442 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
In the last days of the world, the walls of Viyara are still falling and the dead are rising faster than ever. Juliet is trapped, ordered by Lord Luco of the Mahyanai to sacrifice the remaining members of her family, the Catresou, to stave off the end fo the world. Though they're certain his plan is useless, Juliet and her former friend Runajo must comply tie Lord Ineo's wishes unless they can discover a different, darker path to protecting Viyara. Romeo is tortured. Finally aware that his true love is alive, he is at once elated and devastated, for his actions led directly to the destruction of her clan. The only way to redemption is to offer his life to the Catresou to protect and support them even if it means dying to do so. When Romeo's and Juliet's paths converge once again, only a journey into Death will offer answers and the key to saving them all, but is it a journey either of them will survive?
General Note:
The sequel to Bright Smoke, Cold Fire.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780062369444
Format :
Book

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Sabriel meets Romeo and Juliet in the stunning sequel to Bright Smoke, Cold Fire--from Rosamund Hodge, the author of Cruel Beauty and Crimson Bound.

In the last days of the world, the walls of Viyara are still falling, and the dead are rising faster than ever.

Juliet is trapped--ordered by Lord Ineo of the Mahyanai to sacrifice the remaining members of her family, the Catresou, to stave off the end of the world. Though they're certain his plan is useless, Juliet and her former friend Runajo must comply with Lord Ineo's wishes--unless they can discover a different, darker path to protecting Viyara.

Romeo is tortured: Finally aware that his true love is alive, he is at once elated and devastated, for his actions led directly to the destruction of her clan. The only way to redemption is to offer his life to the Catresou to protect and support them . . . even if it means dying to do so.

When Romeo's and Juliet's paths converge once again, only a journey into Death will offer answers and the key to saving them all--but is it a journey either of them will survive?


Author Notes

Rosamund Hodge received a B.A. in English at the University of Dallas, and an M.St. in Medieval English at Oxford.

Hodge has loved writing all her life and in 2014 she got to publish her first novel with HarperCollins. She is the author of Cruel Beauty, Gilded Ashes: A Cruel Beauty Novella, Crimson Bound, and Bright Smoke, Cold Fire all published by HarperCollins.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

When Juliet Catresou, the sword of her people, fell in love with Mahyanai Romeo, son of a rival clan, their forbidden love hastened the end of a dying world. Now, Viyara, a city surrounded by the undead, dies faster still, and though Romeo lives, Juliet doesn't know it; bound to his people, she is forced to sacrifice her own people to keep the revenants at bay. Romeo finally knows Juliet is alive, just as he knows she may be duty-bound to kill him for the destruction he's brought to her clan. As the mouth of death yawns wider, the truth about the revenants and the cause of the Ruining that made them becomes clearer, and there will be a reckoning that will change the course of the world. The Romeo and Juliet-inspired duology begun with Bright Smoke, Cold Fire (2016) comes to its gore-spattered end. More romantic and even more mystical than its predecessor, this digs deep into the world and underworld of Viyara as it rockets toward an ending few readers will see coming.--Reagan, Maggie Copyright 2018 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-Continuing where Bright Smoke, Cold Fire ended, young lovers, loosely based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet continue to search for some way they can happily be united, despite the fact that Romeo is dead and Juliet ("the sword of the Catresou") is bound to forever make war on Romeo's clan, the Mahyanai. Further complicating the plot, all people are threatened by the Ruining, a fog-shrouded event that will render the land lifeless. Hodge continues building the world of Viyara and the Lower City, and the concept of zoura: living rightly, and being protected in the afterlife. Paris and Tybalt put in appearances, along with Runajo, the gender-fluid Vai, a Master Necromancer, revenants, and the living dead. While violent passages are a small proportion of the book, squeamish readers should note that there are beheadings, descriptions of cutting (self and others), and rivers filled with boiling blood. The uplifting ending points toward a third book. VERDICT Fans of the previous volume will enjoy this continuation; new readers will be a bit lost. A strong choice where the first book is popular.-Maggie Knapp, Trinity -Valley School, Fort Worth, TX © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.