Jacqueline Carey is back with an amazing adventure not seen since her New York Times bestselling Kushiel's Legacy series. Lush and sensual, Starless introduces listeners to an epic world where exiled gods live among humans, and a hero whose journey will resonate long after the last chapter concludes. I was nine years old the first time I tried to kill a man... Destined from birth to serve as protector of the princess Zariya, Khai is trained in the arts of killing and stealth by a warrior sect in the deep desert; yet there is one profound truth that has been withheld from him. In the court of the Sun-Blessed, Khai must learn to navigate deadly intrigue and his own conflicted identity...but in the far reaches of the western seas, the dark god Miasmus is rising, intent on nothing less than wholesale destruction. If Khai is to keep his soul's twin Zariya alive, their only hope lies with an unlikely crew of prophecy-seekers on a journey that will take them farther beneath the starless skies than anyone can imagine.
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by Jacqueline Carey
"Jacqueline Carey's writing flows so beautifully that her stories beg to be experienced on audio. Carey has many fans from her popular Kushiel series. This exotic coming-of-age story is filled with unique settings, diverse characters, and plenty of lore. Narrator Caitlin Davies's youthful voice adds to the authenticity of the main character, Khai, and helps ground the listener in the fantasy. As Khai forms a relationship with Zariya, the narrative comes alive. Listeners looking for something different will appreciate this unconventional stand-alone. N.H. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"
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