Wren MacAvoy works as a coal miner for a domed city that was constructed in the mid-nineteenth century to protect the royal blood line of England when astronomers spotted a comet on a collision course with Earth. Humanity would be saved by the most groundbreaking technology of the time. But after nearly 200 years of life beneath the dome, society has become complacent and the coal is running out. Plus there are those who wonder, is there life outside the dome or is the world still consumed by fire? When one of Wren’s friends escapes the confines of the dome, he is burned alive and put on display as a warning to those seeking to disrupt the dome’s way of life. But Alex’s final words are haunting. “The sky is blue.” What happens next is a whirlwind of adventure, romance, conspiracy and the struggle to stay alive in a world where nothing is as it seems. Wren unwittingly becomes a catalyst for a revolution that destroys the dome and the only way to survive might be to embrace what the entire society has feared their entire existence.
Alanna og hendes tvillingebror har store magiske evner. Men i modsætning til sin bror drømmer Alanna om at blive ridder. Forklædt som dreng bliver hun page hos kongen af Tortall og sætter alt ind for at klare sig – både i den hårde træning i våbenbrug, og i mødet med den overnaturlige verden der skænker hende sværdet Lynild – men som også kræver at hun møder dæmonerne i Den Sorte By…
Dette er bog et i en serie på fire bøger. De andre tre i serien udkommer også den 21-11-2012 i smukke nye udgaver (ligesom denne). Titlerne på de andre tre bøger i denne serie er: 1. “I gudindens hånd”, 2. “Kvinden der rider som en mand” og 3. “Den springende løvinde”.
The second book in the Soul Seekers series about a girl who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead by #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël!
Daire Santos just saved her grandmother’s life—and her soul. But at a cost. The Richters, a dark family of sorcerers, have been let loose in the Lowerworld, and Daire and her boyfriend, Dace, must once again work together to find them before they upset the balance between good and evil, and destroy not only their small town in New Mexico, but the entire world.
As Daire and Dace’s relationship deepens, Dace’s evil brother Cade grows stronger than ever, building his power and forcing Daire to confront the horrifying prophecy that has brought them all together. One that will leave Daire no choice but to claim her true destiny as Seeker, but only by making an unthinkable sacrifice for the greater good of all.