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He Who Breaks the Earth

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Wicked Saints meets There Will Come a Darkness in this sequel to the atmospheric, “tightly woven” (Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author) She Who Rides the Storm that follows the four thieves turned unlikely allies as one of their own decides where their loyalties lie.

Mateo spent years believing he suffered from a strange wasting sickness, but he’s finally learned the much darker truth. Now he will do whatever it takes to save himself, even if it means betraying Lia, the one girl who’s ever made him care about something more than his research.

It doesn’t help that his father kidnapped the last living member of Lia’s family, and though it means Mateo will get to see her again, it’s only because Lia is already hunting them.

Anwei’s rage can’t be contained after the disaster at the tomb that ended with Knox almost dying. Worse, she learned that the brother she’d been desperate to avenge has been living a life of luxury, raised by the monster of her nightmares. With the power of an ancient, nameless god running in her veins, Anwei vows to end the shapeshifter once and for all.

But the members of her crew each have their own motivations—and their own gods whispering in their ears. Anwei has never put much stock in the divine, but as she gets closer to the shapeshifter she’s chased for so long, she realizes that the gods’ plan and her own might diverge. But Anwei has only one goal: revenge, and she’ll destroy anyone standing in her way.

About The Author

Photograph by Caitlin Sangster

Caitlin Sangster is the author of the Last Star Burning trilogy and the Gods-Touched duology. She is also the founder and cohost of the Lit Service podcast. She grew up in the backwoods of northern California, has lived in China, Taiwan, Utah, and Montana and can often be found dragging her poor husband and four children onto hikes that feature far too many bears. You can find her online at CaitlinSangster.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (April 11, 2023)
  • Length: 624 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534466142
  • Grades: 7 and up
  • Ages: 12 - 99

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Raves and Reviews

"Caitlin Sangster's latest novel is her most ambitious book yet. She Who Rides the Storm is a tightly-woven fantasy heist with memorable young adult characters and a killer premise."

– Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author

"Ghosts. Tombs. Betrayals. With multiple unfolding mysteries, and complex and varied magics, She Who Rides the Storm digs right into a new, imaginative world, leading the reader deeper into the history—and the truth—of a divided land. Nothing is what it seems."

– Jodi Meadows, New York Times bestselling coauthor of My Plain Jane, author of The Orphan Queen and Before She Ignites

"The worldbuilding, which includes a detailed cosmology, is strong without overreliance on exposition, and the setting’s magic system is well described without getting bogged down in minutiae. The characters are richly detailed, and the prose invites rereading of earlier passages after each flashback or revelatory conversation. The dramatic tension builds to a final plot twist that will delight fans of intricate, complex fantasies... Will leave readers clamoring for more." 

– Kirkus Reviews on SHE WHO RIDES THE STORM, August 15, 2021

"Sangster (Last Star Burning, 2017) is known for her varied casts of characters, and this heist novel will certainly capture the attention of fans of Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows."

– Booklist on SHE WHO RIDES THE STORM, 10/22/2021

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