Out on 18th June 2015 (UK) & 30th June 2015 (US/Canada)
978 1 78108 323 9
IT HAS BEEN FIFTEEN YEARS SINCE MOTHER SUN
LAST SENT HER CHILDREN TO WALK ON EARTH.
The Fire Children is a stunning new YA fantasy from upcoming author Lauren Roy. With sublime world-building, this story of bravery, tradition and magic is a beautiful, original new tale with the spirit of Ursula K le Guin’s Earthsea series.
Fifteen years have passed since Mother Sun last sent her children to walk the world. When the eclipse comes, the people retreat to the caverns beneath Kaladim, passing the days in total darkness while the Fire Children explore their world. It’s death to even look upon them, the stories say.
Despite the warnings, Yulla gives in to her curiosity and ventures to the surface. There she witnesses the Witch Women -- who rumors say worship dead Father Sea, rather than Mother Sun -- capturing one of the Children and hauling her away. Yulla isn’t the only one who saw the kidnapping; Ember, the last of the Fire Children, reveals himself to Yulla and implores her to help.
Trapped up above and hunted by the witches and the desert wind, Yulla and Ember must find a way free his siblings and put a stop to the Witch Womens’ plans, before they can use the Fire Children to bind Mother Sun herself.
Showcasing the very best in literature for the young, Ravenstone is a brand new publishing imprint bringing works of quality fiction to young readers around the world.
ABOUT LAUREN M. ROY
Lauren M. Roy spends her days selling books to bookstores, and her nights scratching out stories of her own. She is also a freelance writer for tabletop roleplaying games. Lauren lives in southeastern Massachusetts with her husband, their cats, and the ghosts of houseplants she forgets to water. Her first novel, Night Owls, was published by Ace in February 2014.