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Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

October, the month to read mysteries, horror, and suspense... but how about a fantasy novel with a little bit of all of the above? That is definitely my preference and New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn, Rebecca Roanhorse, wrote just the right book. Inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas, full of magic, intrigue, and prophecies, Black Sun will keep you on your toes. 

The very first few pages of Black Sun will certainly give you Halloween vibes. A mother that carves out her own son's eyes? ouch. But if that is a little too much for you don't let it deter you from reading it, not many scenes are that gory and there is a much bigger reason and purpose for it. And the boy, Serapio, grows up to become fearless, a vessel for the gods, and easily the most powerful character in the book.

Fiction Indie Bestsellers Week of 10.14.2020


1. The Searcher Tana French, Viking, $27

2. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue V.E. Schwab, Tor, $26.99

3. Leave the World Behind Rumaan Alam, Ecco, $27.99

4. The Vanishing Half Brit Bennett, Riverhead Books, $27

5. Anxious People Fredrik Backman, Atria, $28

6. The Evening and the Morning Ken Follett, Viking, $36

Thursdays Reviews at Inklings

Two wondrous books for kids

What is it like to be a child in 2020? Summer camp was canceled and school is on a screen. The family reunions were postponed until a better year. Playgrounds are closed and everyone seems nervous. There is talk among adults of masks, distancing and sickness.