The Stars Askew

4.03 based on 25 ratings & 7 reviews on

A new age has dawned in Caeli-Amur

An oppressive regime has been overthrown and the city's citizens are finally in power. Yet all is not well. The people are starving and many call for violence against their enemies. And when the seditionist leader Aceline is murdered, the trail leads to a conspiracy in the shadows . . .

Meanwhile, in the vast imperial metropolis of Varenis, another power begins to move against Caeli-Amur. Will its people survive these threats, or will an uneasy peace descend into blood and violence?

A lyrical and evocative novel of ancient magic, minotaurs and myth; of dreams and nightmares, sacrifice and redemption. Highly recommended
Garth Nix on Unwrapped Sky (Book One)
Rjurik Davidson works the sharp edges where epic fantasy, uncanny science fiction, and the New Weird collide. An amazing debut
Scott Westerfield on Unwrapped Sky (Book One)
Impressively imagined
Kirkus on Unwrapped Sky (Book One)

About Rjurik Davidson

Rjurik Davidson is a winner of the Ditmar Award as Best New Talent and the Aurealis Award for his short fiction. His first book was a collection, The Library of Forgotten Books. A columnist, and a literary and film critic, he lives in Melbourne, Australia. The Stars Askew is his second novel, following Unwrapped Sky.

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Unwrapped Sky
Unwrapped Sky

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Unwrapped Sky
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