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 her village and demands to hire Kamzin—not her older sister Lusha, as everyone had expected—for his next expedition. This is Kamzin’s chance to prove herself—even though River’s mission to retrieve a rare talisman for the emperor means climbing Raksha, the tallest and deadliest mountain in the Aryas. Then Lusha sets off on her own mission to Raksha with a rival explorer who is determined to best River, and Kamzin must decide what’s most important to her: protecting her sister from the countless perils of the climb or beating her to the summit.

The challenges of climbing Raksha are unlike anything Kamzin expected—or prepared for—with avalanches, ice chasms, ghosts, and even worse at every turn. And as dark secrets are revealed, Kamzin must unravel the truth of their mission and of her companions—while surviving the deadliest climb she has ever faced.

Title:Even the Darkest Stars
Edition Language:English
Format Type:
Number of Pages:304 pages

    Even the Darkest Stars Reviews

  • Emily May

    “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...

  • Cait ? A Page with a View

    Release date: September 5, 2017This 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 scr...

  • Tink Magoo is bad at reviews

    3.5 starsI 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...

  • Margaret Rogerson

    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 brut...

  • Lisa

    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 d...

  • Cindy ?? Savage Queen ?

    Cover reveal got me like... The story definitely sounds different compared to anything I've read as of late, so hopefully this is good ...

  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)

    Even the Darkest Stars sounds like the expedition book I never knew I needed. I am so intrigued by the mountain climbing and exploring aspects, and the mountainous setting is so unique! The fact that ...

  • Dani

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for An honest review.Even The Darkest Star was nothing less and nothing more than an enjoyable read. It started out strong and ended strong, but somewh...

  • Anissa (FairyLoot)

    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 mountain...

  • Benjamin

    Himalayan kingdom!!I'm definitely reading this....