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Author: Elizabeth Bear Narrator: Celeste Ciulla Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Eternal Sky Series Release Date: May 2012 ISBN: 9781464036057
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Multiple Hugo Award winner Elizabeth Bear enthralls fans with this compelling first book in the Eternal Sky series. In a world where wizards are unable to procreate, Temur, heir to his empire's throne, flees to avoid assassination. Once-Princess Samarkar, formerly heir to her own empire's throne, gives up everything to seek the wizards' magical power. Drawn together by fate, Temur and the Once-Princess must stand against a cult inciting strife and civil war in all the empires. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Bear launches a trilogy in a fantastic new world with this compelling tale…Bear creates a vivid world where wizards must sacrifice their ability to procreate in order to control magic and the sky changes to reflect the gods of the land’s rulers. The strong setting and engaging characters will have readers eager for the second installment.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This lean, sinewy, visceral narrative, set forth in extraordinarily vivid prose full of telling detail, conveys a remarkable sense of time and place, where the characters belong to the landscape and whose personalities derive naturally from it. Though the book is not self-contained, Bear provides this opener with enough of a resolution to satisfy while whetting the appetite for more. Gripping, perfectly balanced, and highly recommended.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “The first novel in the Eternal Sky series is so very interesting—the worldbuilding is subtle but thorough, Temur and Samarkar are wonderful characters (as are the other point-of-view characters) and the writing is crisp and clear while still managing to convey lots of meaning and subtext. Bear has a delicate touch with all the different cultures represented: It is clear that they differ in some pretty fundamental ways, which serves to illuminate and enrich the story.”

    Romantic Times

  • One of the 2012 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Fiction

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcus | 2/3/2014

    " Very interesting easter cultures and mythology adopted for the setting of this book. Great cast of heroes with interesting abilities. Looking forward to the next installment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jared | 1/15/2014

    " I enjoyed it, but I've finally accepted the fact that Bear is just a clunky writer. Her characters are great and the stories are interesting, but nothing flows on the page. It never feels like immersion into the story and you can never forget you're reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elb4966 | 12/23/2013

    " The ending was not strong, but overall an alright book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 12/19/2013

    " This was an amazingly engrossing story that I almost totally enjoyed. Towards the end I felt it dragged a little bit and that's the only reason it wasn't a 5-star book, but the world with the different skies, the different cultures, and the way different characters viewed magic were all major pros for the book. I thoroughly recommend this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aloysius | 12/8/2013

    " Interesting fantasy. I love the Mongolesque setting of the book, and the "journey to the west" that the protagonists have to take to escape the hells of war and intrigue. For a short book, there is quite a bit going on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 12/7/2013

    " Excellent world building. It will be interesting to see where this series goes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vince | 11/29/2013

    " It's fantastic when words flow off the pages into your mind's eye; very special and rare. I generally like a more visceral and gritty fantasy, but this was special...very nice! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dena | 11/12/2013

    " LOVED it! Seriously amazing fantasy set in a world similar to Asia during the time of the Mongols. Tribal warfare, political intrigue, magic, two awesome female characters that I loved, this book has it all. I can't wait for the next in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise | 9/13/2013

    " Really enjoyed the setting and customs. A very developed and believable society, with good characters. I took a star off only because it was so clearly book one of a series and didn't really feel like it had a satisfactory ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eva | 7/16/2013

    " Competent fantasy; satisfying but no real surprises. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip | 6/24/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book and look forward to finishing the story. The book was easy to read without being childish. I enjoyed the way events unfolded with out seeming to be out of order, or chaotic in the presentation. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Janell | 5/24/2013

    " possible reader's choice? NO! The first sentence is, "Ragged vultures spiraled up a cherry sky." and then it gets even more overwrought and ridiculous. Some of the names are Qulan, Qori Buqa, Temur, Qersnyk, you get the idea.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elg | 7/3/2012

    " Great read! Love the magic system. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arref | 5/25/2012

    " Very absorbing tale with terrific and likeable characters. This one got under my skin and pulled me along a very pleasant trip. "

About the Author

Elizabeth Bear, also known as Sarah Bear Elizabeth Wishnevsky, is an American author known for her speculative fiction. Among her many awards, she is one of only five writers who have gone on to win multiple Hugo Awards for fiction after winning the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She also won a Sturgeon Award and the Locus Award for Best First Novel. She is the author of the acclaimed Eternal Sky series.

About the Narrator

Celeste Ciulla is an accomplished actress and voice-over artist based in New York City. For her stage performances, she has received the 2010 Lunt–Fontanne Fellowship and the Callaway Award. She is also an Earphones Award–winning narrator.