An outcast from a city in the stars must find her own way in the thrilling Cerulean duology from New York Times-bestselling author Amy Ewing.
The first book in the series introduces Sera Lighthaven, who was raised in the matriarchal floating City Above the Sky. Sera has never felt that she truly belonged among her fellow Ceruleans, and longs for the day when her city will untether from the planet below and find a new home.
But when Sera learns that a human sacrifice is required to break the city-to-planet tether — and she is to be that sacrifice — she feels more betrayed than ever by her own people. When she miraculously survives the sacrifice, Sera must try and make a new life for herself, and forge her own identity, on the planet Kaolin.
In the forthcoming sequel and finale, The Alcazar, Sera must come to grip with her origins if she hopes to see home again, while a high priestess in City Above the Sky calls on essential magic. The Alcazar hits shelves March 3rd — but Portalist readers have a chance to win the entire series right now.
One grand prize winner will receive the complete duology, while 10 runners up will take home copies of the first book, The Cerulean. Enter below for your chance to win!
- The Cerulean by Amy Ewing
- The Alcazar by Amy Ewing
- The Cerulean by Amy Ewing
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About the prize
From New York Times bestselling author Amy Ewing (The Jewel) comes the exciting first book in a new fantasy duology. Rich, vivid world-building and ethereal magic combine in an epic tale that’s perfect for fans of Snow Like Ashes, These Broken Stars, or Magonia.
Sera Lighthaven has always felt as if she didn’t quite belong among her people, the Cerulean, who live in the City Above the Sky. She is curious about everything—especially the planet that her City is magically tethered to—and can’t stop questioning things. Sera has always longed for the day when the tether will finally break and the Cerulean can move to a new planet.
But when Sera is chosen as the sacrifice to break the tether, she feels betrayed by everything in which she’d been taught to trust. In order to save her City, Sera must end her own life.
But something goes wrong, and Sera survives, ending up on the planet below in a country called Kaolin. Sera has heard tales about the dangerous humans who live here, and she quickly learns that these dangers were not just stories.
Meanwhile, back in the City, all is not what it seems, and the life of every Cerulean may be in danger if Sera is not able to find a way home.
Sera has finally recognized the true power of her Cerulean blood. But in order to return home, she’ll need help from Agnes, Leo, and their grandmother—the only person with knowledge about the mysterious island of Braxos, where the Cerulean tether is anchored. Though the journey will be treacherous, Sera will risk anything to see her City again.
Meanwhile, the High Priestess’s power has reached new heights in the City Above the Sky. And when Leela begins having visions of Sera, alive, she knows she’s the key to saving the City. But to bring Sera home, Leela must channel the strength, courage, and curiosity that once got her friend exiled.
With the help of friends, family, and Cerulean magic, Leela and Sera could soon return to their normal lives. But when that time comes, will Leela be able to serve her City as blindly as she once did? And will Sera be able to leave everything and everyone she’s grown to love on the planet behind?
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Note: The sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, DC who are 18 years of age and older by February 3, 2020.