The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
Expected publication: October 15th 2019
Frozen meets Mad Max in this epic teen fantasy duology bursting with star-crossed romance, immortal heroines, and elemental magic, perfect for fans of Furyborn.
Generations of twin goddesses have long ruled Aeon. But seventeen years ago, one sister’s betrayal defied an ancient prophecy and split their world in two. The planet ceased to spin, and a Great Abyss now divides two realms: one cloaked in perpetual night, the other scorched by an unrelenting sun.
While one sister rules Aranth—a frozen city surrounded by a storm-wracked sea —her twin inhabits the sand-locked Golden City. Each goddess has raised a daughter, and each keeps her own secrets about her sister’s betrayal.
But when shadowy forces begin to call their daughters, Odessa and Haidee, back to the site of the Breaking, the two young goddesses —along with a powerful healer from Aranth, and a mouthy desert scavenger —set out on separate journeys across treacherous wastelands, desperate to heal their broken world. No matter the sacrifice it demands.
I wasn’t a huge fan of Frozen (gasp) and I can’t imagine I’ll ever watch Mad Max (gasp again) but so much about the scope of the plot and, gosh that cover, are pulling me in to make me want to read this myself one day. I have seen this author’s previous works getting really mixed reviews particularly the Bone Witch series which I also plan on delving into one day, actually stop there, I think I want to read everything written by this author despite what some others have said because these descriptions just sound so damn good! I don’t think I’ve come across sibling rivalry in books and liked it in a long while but there is so much potential here with the characters and particularly the world. Just looking at the cover and reading the synopsis hints at a world with deep scope and plenty of magical wonders. I know with a lot of larger scale books there is a big chance of the book turning out to be a hot mess especially when world building is concerned, but I have seen a few reviews saying the world is well realised and that this has LGBT elements too. This is one fantasy world where a lot of good description and imagination is needed to make it work and to be honest I cannot wait to explore the worlds here, I mean as a kid after watching science shows I always used to speculate about a world that never spun… Sooo much potential here, a never turning world, need a copy!