Star Eater

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Tom Doherty Associates, Jun 22, 2021 - Fiction - 400 pages

From Nommo Award finalist Kerstin Hall comes a layered and incisive examination of power.”—Rory Power, New York Times bestselling author of Wilder Girls

All martyrdoms are difficult.

Elfreda Raughn will avoid pregnancy if it kills her, and one way or another, it will kill her. Though she’s able to stomach her gruesome day-to-day duties, the reality of preserving the Sisterhood of Aytrium’s magical bloodline horrifies her. She wants out, whatever the cost.

So when a shadowy faction approaches Elfreda with an offer of escape, she leaps at the opportunity. As their spy, she gains access to the highest reaches of the Sisterhood, and enters a glittering world of opulent parties, subtle deceptions, and unexpected bloodshed.

A phantasmagorical indictment of hereditary power, Star Eater takes readers deep into a perilous and uncanny world where even the most powerful women are forced to choose what sacrifices they will make, so that they might have any choice at all.

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Series Info/Source: This is a stand alone book. I got an eGalley of this through NetGalley to review. Story (4/5): I really enjoyed this. This is a longish book but I never lost interest. It's a ... Read full review

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Hall’s full-length fantasy debut (after novella The Border Keeper) stumbles over its many plot twists as a young woman becomes entangled in a scheme to undermine the ruling order. The Sisterhood of ... Read full review

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About the author (2021)

Kerstin Hall's short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons and Fireside, and she is the author of the novella The Border Keeper. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa. You can find her on her website and on Twitter.

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