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The Light of the Midnight Stars

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780356511467

Price: £14.99

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

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A SPELLBINDING TALE OF LOVE AND LOSS, SISTERHOOD AND THE TANGLED THREADS OF FATE.

‘Blending folktale with history, hope with tragedy, its touch will linger on your heart long after you put it down‘ Marie Brennan, author of the Memoirs of Lady Trent series

This is how a fairy tale begins . . .

Deep in the Hungarian woods, the sacred magic of King Solomon lives on in his descendants. Gathering under the midnight stars, they perform small miracles and none are more gifted than the great Rabbi Isaac and his three daughters.

Hannah, bookish and calm, can coax plants to grow even when the weather is bitterly cold. Sarah, defiant and strong, can control the impulsive nature of fire. And Levana, the fey one, can read the path of the stars to decipher their secrets.

But darkness is creeping across Europe, threatening the lives of every Jewish person in every village. Each sister will have to make an impossible choice in an effort to survive – and change the fate of their family forever.

Enter a magical world of secrets, family ties and fairy tales weaving through history . . . perfect for fans of The Bear and the Nightingale and Spinning Silver.

The Light of the Midnight Stars is storytelling as spellcasting. Rossner has conjured something vivid and wild and true’ Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Mercies

‘Rossner creates a lush, immersive world . . . The result is as lovely as it is heartbreaking’ Publishers Weekly

‘Rossner’s tale is as lyrical as the slow growth of roots, the quick dance of fire, and the stately procession of the stars.
Blending folktale with history, hope with tragedy, its touch will linger on your heart long after you put it down‘ Marie Brennan, author of the Memoirs of Lady Trent series

‘A welcome tribute to Jewish resilience in the face of oppression, imbued with elemental magic, folkloric traditions, and the transcendent power of love‘ Jordanna Max Brodsky, author of The Wolf in the Whale

Other novels by Rena Rossner:
The Sisters of the Winter Wood

Reviews

Rossner's tale is as lyrical as the slow growth of roots, the quick dance of fire, and the stately procession of the stars. Blending folktale with history, hope with tragedy, its touch will linger on your heart long after you put it down
Marie Brennan, author of the Memoirs of Lady Trent series
Rossner creates a lush, immersive world . . . The result is as lovely as it is heartbreaking
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
A welcome tribute to Jewish resilience in the face of oppression, imbued with elemental magic, folkloric traditions, and the transcendent power of love
Jordanna Max Brodsky, author of THE WOLF IN THE WHALE
Highly recommended for lovers of Naomi Novik's Spinning Silver and her 'Scholomance' series, as well as readers who enjoy their fantasy steeped in myths from infrequently represented people and places
LIBRARY JOURNAL
There are princes and princess­es aplen­ty in Rena Rossner's new fan­ta­sy nov­el, The Light of the Mid­night Stars, and enough of the fan­tas­ti­cal to sat­is­fy the most ardent Grimm fan . . . Read­ers will feel a con­nec­tion to the time and place, as it serves as a con­stant reminder of what we fight for dai­ly - free­dom to be our­selves and to choose our own destinies
JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL
The Light of the Midnight Stars is storytelling as spellcasting. Rossner has conjured something vivid and wild and true
Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of THE MERCIES
Rossner has crafted a masterful tale blending Jewish mysticism, fairy tales, and history in this story about three girls who wield the sacred magic of King Solomon's descendants ... This spectacular coming-of-age story shows the evolution that each of the sisters moves through to find their ending
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