A magnetic and addictive tale of star-crossed love, inexplicable magic and an impossible choice. Science and faith collide in this tale of magic, destiny and the changing truths found through love by the award-winning authors of the bestselling Starbound trilogy.
Two worlds, two hearts and a choice that will shape their fate forever.
Prince North's home is in the sky, in a gleaming city held aloft by intricate unknown technology. But North believes his sky island is sinking. Its engines are failing, and the key to saving his home is to venture to the place the engines were first created.
Nimh is the living goddess of her people on the surface, responsible for providing answers, direction - hope. But in the midst of the surface's worst crisis yet, a mist that spreads madness and poison, doubts have arisen among the people about Nimh's divinity. She must find a way to manifest her power - before she is overthrown, and all is lost.
North's and Nimh's lives are entwined - though their hearts can never be. Linked by a terrifying prophecy and caught between duty and fate, they must choose to either save their people, or succumb to the bond that is forbidden to them.
'A vivid and compulsive thriller set in a beautiful, perilous world of myths and treachery. You won't want to put it down.' Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series
Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner are long-time friends and sometime flatmates who have travelled the world (but not yet the galaxy), covering every continent between them. Amie, who is the co-author of the Illuminae Files and the Aurora Cycle, lives in Melbourne, Australia. Meagan, who is also the author of the Hunted trilogy, lives in North Carolina in the US (though she considers herself an honorary Aussie). Together, they are the authors of These Broken Stars and the rest of the Starbound trilogy. You can find them at www.amiekaufman.com and www.meaganspooner.com
Shortlisted Best Young Adult Novel, Aurealis Awards 2020 AU
A & U Children
Paperback - C format
12 - 18
Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage)