From Nommo Award finalist Kerstin Hall
"A layered and incisive examination of power.” (Rory Power, New York Times best-selling author of Wilder Girls)
"Stunning, bloody, and everything I adore in fantasy.” (Emily Duncan, New York Times best-selling author of Wicked Saints)
"Both haunted and haunting." (A. K. Larkwood, author of The Unspoken Name)
She swallowed a star, and the Sisterhood called her the Eater.
Elfreda Raughn will avoid pregnancy if it kills her, and one way or another, it will kill her. Though she's able to stomach the gruesome day-to-day duties, the reality of preserving the Order's magical bloodline horrifies her, but the Sisters of Aytrium have sworn to pay a price for the safety of their nation. Elfreda wants out, whatever the cost.
So when a shadowy cabal approaches her with an offer of escape, she leaps at the opportunity. As their spy, she gains access to the highest reaches of the Order and enters a glittering world of opulent parties, subtle deceptions, and unexpected bloodshed.
A phantasmagorical indictment of hereditary power, Star Eater takes listeners deep into a perilous and uncanny world where even the most powerful women are forced to choose what sacrifices they will make so that they might have any choice at all.
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- Bri N Miller
Strong performance in a cannibalistic world
I received access to an early review version of the audiobbok (and then bought it to review on audible.... to listen to again later). Star Eater is definitely not what I thought it would be based on the description. The world is dense and the magic system incredibly interesting and well developed. El's struggles with what she and the order must do to maintain access to lace is completely believable. You can feel and understand her horror.
I really enjoyed the narrator for this book and found her clear and easy to understand even at faster speeds.
Parts felt a tad meandering and especially in the first 25% it feels incredibly slow. By half way things pick up and the last 25% is an action packed wrap up of all the little clues that were dropped.
Relationships never feel artificial and the lgbtq+ representation is not ever forced or awkward.
A first read from an author I am adding to my list!
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World of Sacrifice and intrigue
By: Kerstin Hall
Narrated by: Samara Naeymi
Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
The detailed descriptions of this world will bring the reader full into its reality, your belief suspended. An amazingly well developed world, with astounding magic. A world of sacrifice and darkness. I found the characters written to perfection, The story a combination of horror and mystery. Samara Naeymi has a great way of bringing the awe and astonishment of the story to the reader. She was able to bring the reader deeper into the story.