Beyond the Shadowed Earth

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Page Street Publishing, Jan 14, 2020 - Young Adult Fiction - 400 pages

It has always been Eda’s dream to become empress, no matter the cost. Haunted by her ambition and selfishness, she’s convinced that the only way to achieve her goal is to barter with the gods. But all requests come with a price and Eda bargains away the soul of her best friend in exchange for the crown.

Years later, her hold on the empire begins to crumble and her best friend unexpectedly grows sick and dies. Gnawed by guilt and betrayal, Eda embarks on a harrowing journey to confront the very god who gave her the kingdom in the first place. However, she soon discovers that he’s trapped at the center of an otherworldly labyrinth and that her bargain with him is more complex than she ever could have imagined.

Set in the same universe as Joanna’s debut, Beneath the Haunting Sea, Beyond the Shadowed Earth combines her incredible world building and lush prose with a new, villainous lead.

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About the author (2020)

Joanna Ruth Meyer is the author of Beneath the Haunting Sea—described as “Epic, musical, and tender” by Kirkus and listed on Barnes & Noble’s “Our Most Anticipated YA Fantasy Novels of 2018.” She is also the author of the forthcoming Echo North. She lives in Mesa, Arizona.

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