Even the Darkest Stars

Even the Darkest Stars

Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the Emperor?s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous Empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, if only someone would give her a chance. But everything changes when the mysterious and eccentric River Shara, the greatest explorer ever known, arrives in h Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the Emperor?s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mappin...

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Title:Even the Darkest Stars
Author:Heather Fawcett
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:B01N0PZ0LA
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:437 pages pages

Even the Darkest Stars Reviews

  • Scrill
    Aug 22, 2017
    They climb a mountain. The Story- I was really looking forward to this book. When I picked it up I said to myself, ?Mountains, Gandalf! Mountains!? No joke, I like to quote LOTR aloud quite a bit. But you know what? That?s all that there really was to this book. Sure there was...
  • Lilly (Lair Of Books)
    Sep 13, 2017
    ***3.5 Stars*** UPDATE: Full Review can also be found on Lair Of Books https://lairofbooksblog.wordpress.com... PLOT I typically read the Goodreads Synopsis before writing my Plot summary & I?m a bit confused this time around. The order of events & how they happened...
  • Shelley
    Aug 25, 2017
    *Source* Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Epic *Rating* 3.5-4 *MY Thoughts* Even the Darkest Stars is the first installment in debut author Heather Fawcett's Even the Darkest Stars duology, with the sequel scheduled to be released in the Fall of 2018. 17-year ...
  • Sarah
    Apr 13, 2017
    Even the Darkest Stars is a fantasy story set in a fictional version of the Himalayas where magic, witches and demons are real. As the youngest daughter of the village chief Kamzin has spent her life training to become the next Shaman but magic isn't something that comes easily to her ...
  • Isabella
    Oct 12, 2017
    21. Oktober 2017: Ich htte niemals zu Even the Darkest Stars gegriffen, wre es nicht in meiner FairyLoot von September enthalten gewesen. Ich hatte dieses Buch nicht einmal auf meinem "Radar", ehrlich gesagt ? aber als ich erstmalig von der Prmisse las, war ich gleich Feuer un...
  • Emily May
    Aug 08, 2017
    ?I never thought someone like you could exist.? He watched me with a half smile on his face. ?A girl from a tiny village many explorers have never even heard of, with greater skill than most of them will ever possess.? Super special heroine... ? Love triangle... ? Hot...
  • Lisa
    Jun 02, 2017
    Lots of adventure and tons of surprises. The pace was almost perfect - and I loved seeing all the challenges Kamzin, River and Tem face. My only wish was for more backstory of Kamzin's life and more details about the magic system. ...
  • Inge
    Sep 11, 2017
    3.5 stars Gosh, Even the Darkest Stars was absolutely beautiful. The setting especially - most of this book takes place in the mountains, because our characters are trying to find an ancient talisman at the top of Mount Raksha. Incidentally, this book could really do with a map, but...
  • Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
    Oct 29, 2017
    OMG...it's been awhile since I have enjoyed a book as much as I did this one! Even though I found myself frustrated with the heroine...she still tugged at my heartstrings! And River?? I don't know whether to love him or hate him. Only the next book in the series will help with th...
  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    Jul 17, 2018
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... When the greatest explorer ever known demands to hire Kamzin?not her older sister Lusha?for his next expedition everything changes. This is Kamzin?s chance to prove herself?even though River?s mission to retrieve a rare...
  • Teresa Sporrer
    Apr 08, 2018
    Woah. :o ...
  • Laurie
    Jul 21, 2018
    I'm a big fan of both fantasy and books about mountain climbing (like Krakauer's phenomenal INTO THIN AIR - an all-time favorite) - so when I heard that EVEN THE DARKEST STARS was a mountain climbing fantasy, well, I was immediately all in. It did not disappoint. And was perfect readin...
  • Ben Alderson
    Dec 07, 2017
    That ending really saved this from being a THREE STAR. I mean hello BIG TWIST. I MEAN helllooooooooooooo I am going to need book two.. right NOW ahh! I can't wait ...
  • Hollis
    Aug 20, 2017
    I'm tempted to award a whole extra star for the sole fact that this isn't a trilogy and everything will be resolved in the next book. Buuuut. Okay, real talk. The setting in EVEN THE DARKEST STARS is so cool (see what I did there, ps it's about climbing a giant freezing cold snowy a...
  • Simona
    Sep 29, 2017
    I got this in my Fairyloot box and it looks hella awesome ? I do believe dragons were mentioned ??? ...
  • Cindee
    Aug 21, 2018
    I really loved this book it was very exciting I loved all aspects of the story can't wait for the sequel. I really liked the characters especially Kamzin and River even with what happened at the end that just makes me want more. I loved the story it was so very well written I loved eve...
  • Eilonwy
    Mar 06, 2018
    Kamzin, second daughter of her village-Elder father, is apprenticed to the local shaman. But Kamzin stinks at magic. What she really wants is to follow in the footsteps of her mother, an explorer. When River Shara, the Emperor?s official explorer, arrives in her village on his way to...
  • rachel • typed truths
    Sep 05, 2017
    Even the Darkest Stars was a beautifully atmospheric read. The Himalayan-inspired fantasy world it was set in was, by far, my favourite aspect of the story. The world truly came to life under Fawcett?s writing style. She truly has a knack for world-building with the way she was able ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Apr 17, 2018
    Different and good!! Mel ? ...
  • Anissa (FairyLoot)
    May 12, 2017
    Wow, this took me by surprise and swept me off my feet! I loved this story from start to finish and devoured it in almost one sitting. I loved all of the different characters in this, and the mountainous setting was so unique. That ending has left me dying for the second book! ...
  • Rachel E. Carter
    Mar 12, 2018
    Unexpectedly epic. Honestly the blurb for this book never interested me but hearing reviewer friends liked this made me curious and put the book on my TBR months ago... I'M SO HAPPY I GAVE THIS BOOK A CHANCE!!! The setting was AMAZING (I have a thing for harsh landscape/survival-ish...
  • Laura
    Sep 05, 2017
    This sounded so different from your standard YA fantasy novel with the mountainous Himalayan setting being the most standout aspect. I was excited for the Royal Explorer to come in and pit sister against sister. Unfortunately, other than the setting, everything else was entirely forget...
  • Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
    Jul 07, 2017
    3.5 stars I know I carry on about the flow in stories a lot, but really it can make all the difference and pull a mediocre tale up at least a star and Heather Fawcett has a style that's so easy to read that I found it hard to put this one down (even during the slower parts). Add t...
  • Beatrice in Bookland
    Jun 21, 2018
    "Hearts of shadow, eyes of flame. None escape who witches claim." This is not a bad book, but I just... wasn't that into it, I guess? On one hand, I think this book's strongest point is the atmosphere. I don't even like mountains and all things related to it but the author made ...
  • Emma
    Sep 03, 2017
    DNF @ 74%. Hmm. Hmmmmm. I'm feeling very conflicted about this book. It had a really promising start, and the worldbuilding was consistently FANTASTIC. The descriptions of the rugged terrain of the mountain range, the snow and ice and glaciers, the sense of mysticism and legend, the...
  • Acqua
    Oct 02, 2017
    I've never read anything quite like this. 4.25 stars. YA fantasy is my most-read genre, but Even the Darkest Stars surprised me. It's not about saving the world or defeating an evil ruler or winning some magical competition. It's about climbing a mountain no one has ever climbed ...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Apr 26, 2017
    This was kind of like my experience with Three Dark Crowns where I loved the setting but wasn't sure how I felt about the actual story until the last 15% where I was screaming internally and NEED THE SEQUEL NOW. So. good. Ok... I'm going to try to explain the awesomeness of this st...
  • ellie ☼
    Jan 23, 2018
    i?m kinda torn about how to rate this. on one hand, it was more of a 3.5 star, but on the other, it was almost a 4.5, so i think i?m just going to stick with 4 stars. i had absolutely no idea what this book was about when i picked it up, but i had heard that it had dragons in it...
  • Margaret Rogerson
    Feb 14, 2017
    I had the privilege of reading an advance copy of ETDS, and it?s as incredible as it sounds - a breathless adventure in a truly unique setting. Though Fawcett doesn?t hold back describing the brutalities of mountain climbing, I couldn?t help but want to be there with the characte...
  • Lauren
    Oct 01, 2017
    A solid 5 star read! I didn't really know what to expect when I picked this up but it definitely wasn't what was contained within. Even the Darkest Stars is a fabulous, dark and snow-filled read with some great characters (Kamzin, River, Tem and Ragtooth, of course) and leaves you ...