The Last Sun

The Last Sun

by K. Edwards

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633884236
Publisher: Pyr
Publication date: 06/12/2018
Series: Tarot Sequence Series , #1
Pages: 367
Sales rank: 112,750
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

K.D. Edwards lives and writes in North Carolina, but has spent time in Massachusetts, Maine, Colorado, New Hampshire, Montana, and Washington State. (Common theme until NC: Snow. So, so much snow.) Mercifully short careers in food service, interactive television, corporate banking, retail management, and bariatric furniture have led to a much less short career in higher education, currently for the University of North Carolina System.

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The Last Sun 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I enjoyed the book there were a few parts that had me squirming but overall it was a fun read
Brynna29 6 months ago
I bought this book on a whim because it was on sale and looked kind of interesting. It turned out to be one of those great finds that turn up when you're really lucky. The characters are really engaging, the story pulls you right in, and the world is well constructed and interesting. Now I've got to go see what else this author has written. I sure hope there's more where this came from.
Anonymous 7 months ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A complicated and well written story. There are many characters that are well define, keeping the story moving with fast paced, action filled clip.
LittleFoxAndReads More than 1 year ago
Another addition to my all time favorites shelf! I’ve read this book a while ago but I just couldn’t figure out how to put my feelings into words. I can only say that I absolutely love The Last Sun and that I am DESPERATE for many more installments in this series. The Last Sun is a unique Urban Fantasy set in New Atlantis, where magical beings of all imagination co-exist. This modern-day Atlantis is governed by the Arcana, powerful rulers of their respective courts. The Arcana are based on archetypal figures from the tarot deck. Our protagonist, Rune, is heir of the fallen Sun Throne. The only other survivor of his House is Brand, Rune’s companion and protector. These two have made a life together, working as investigators-for-hire. Having survived unspeakable terrors during the raid that killed his whole court, Rune struggles every day to keep moving forward and away from his haunting past. But that proves to be impossible when, per instructions, Rune and Brand participate in the raid of the Heart Throne and find themselves bound as caretakers of an orphaned teenager. It only gets worse when they get hired by Lord tower to find the kidnapped son of another Arcana. As Rune and Brand work to solve this mystery, they get entangled in dark magic and uncover connections to the massacre of Rune’s court. The best thing about this book, for me, was the characters. They feel so real that it is impossible not to grow to care for them. In New Atlantis, sexual fluidity is the norm and there are mostly LGBTQIAP+ characters featured. The protagonist is gay and the rep is #OwnVoices. There is an m/m romance but that’s definitely not the main focus of the story. I wish there were more POC characters though. Hopefully, we will get that in future installments. All these characters are complex and fully fleshed out, further solidified by the relationships they form with each other. No two characters in this book have similar dynamics. The strongest relationship in this book, though, was between Rune and Brand. It was truly refreshing to see such an intimate friendship between two men. I could say they have the best bromance in the history of bromance, across all forms of media, but to relegate it to that feels too simple. Of course their banter is fantastic and their interactions are heartwarming, but the bond between these two is much more intricate. The world is vibrant and unique, with an intriguing magic system. I like how the magic-use has limitations. Spells are stored in sigils and need to be constantly refilled. It’s interesting how magic is not only dependent on a person’s innate powers, but also social standing and wealth as that affects the number of sigils you have. I could write a whole page about the side characters, too, but I’ve already said too much. All you need to know is that The Last Sun is everything Fantasy should be and more; it rises above the stereotypical male characters and male relationships in the genre. It has unforgettable characters and a gripping story. The action is unrelenting and the stakes high enough to keep you on the edge of your seat. I rarely laugh while reading a book but the humor in this was too excellent (I’ve highlighted so many passages that my copy’s barely readable anymore). I really can’t recommend this book enough. I hope everyone picks it up!