A House of Rage and Sorrow
Book Two in the Celestial Trilogy
- 264 Pages
- September 17, 2019
- ISBN: 9781510733794
- Trim Size: 5.5in x 8.25in
One kingdom. One crown. One family.
“Maybe it’s time the great House of Rey came to an end. After all, what are we now? Just a house of rage and sorrow.”
Esmae once wanted nothing more than to help her golden brother win the crown of Kali but that dream died with her best friend. Alexi broke her heart, and she vowed to destroy him for it. And with her sentient warship Titania beside her, how can she possibly fail?
As gods, beasts, and kingdoms choose sides, Alexi seeks out a weapon more devastating than even Titania. Past lives threaten the present. Old enemies claim their due. And Esmae cannot outrun the ghosts and the questions that haunt her. What really happened to her father? What was the third boon her mother asked of Amba? For in the shadows, lurking in wait, are secrets that will swallow her whole.
The House of Rey is at war. And the entire galaxy will bleed before the end.
Sangu Mandanna was four years old when an elephant chased her down a forest road and she decided to write her first story about it. Seventeen years and many, many manuscripts later, she signed her first book deal. She is the author of The Lost Girl, A Spark of White Fire and its sequels, and has contributed to several anthologies. She lives in Norwich, in the east of England, with her husband and kids.
[*] “Extraordinarily drawn characters and plot twists will keep readers' hearts racing.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
[*] “The high-stakes, lofty narrative reads like a mythology story of its own, as the lives of gods, mortals, and spaceships are intricately connected, setting up for what’s sure to be a breathtaking conclusion.” —Booklist, Starred Review
“A rare gem of a sequel that manages to be even better than the first book! Each page drips with action and moral complexities, and plot twists that will both make and break your heart. Perfect for readers looking for sharp, smart, fast-paced fantasies, especially with fierce female leads.” —Natasha Ngan, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Paper and Fire
"A thrilling sequel to Mandanna's incredible A Spark of White Fire.A House of Rage and Sorrow takes a gorgeously rendered world of spaceship kingdoms, meddling gods, and galaxy-shaking prophecies and pairs it perfectly with an achingly intimate family drama. I cannot wait for the conclusion!" —S. A. Chakraborty, author of The City of Brass and The Kingdom of Copper
Praise for A Spark of White Fire
Named to LITA's Hal Clement List of Notable YA, 2019
[*] “Sangu Mandanna seamlessly weaves science fiction elements with Indian mythology, creating a world that feels truly alive. Mandanna's characters are fully fleshed, especially the engaging and sympathetic Esmae. A Spark of White Fire is the first in a trilogy, and readers will be eager for the next installment.” —Shelf Awareness, starred review
“In this seamless fusion of fantasy and sci-fi, Sangu Mandanna combines a dazzling world with gripping, high-stakes family drama. An epic opening chapter.” —Samantha Shannon, New York Times bestselling author of The Priory of the Orange Tree and The Bone Season
"Sangu Mandanna's A Spark of White Fire is full of brilliant, complex characters against a compelling mythological canvas. It's full of love and gods, reversals and surprises. I loved it and can't wait for the next book." —Kat Howard, Alex Award-winning author of An Unkindness of Magicians
"A vivid labyrinth of lies and loyalties. Mandanna has built a dazzling world—you'll see stardust every time you close your eyes." —Olivia A. Cole, author of A Conspiracy of Stars
“A gorgeous marriage of science fiction and fantasy. Meddling gods, princesses in exile, and cities aboard spaceships. This is nothing like you’ve ever read before.” —Justina Ireland, New York Times bestselling author of Dread Nation
"If you’re looking for a spectacular and immersive read that you’ll want to finish in one sitting, A Spark of White Fire should absolutely be on your list. It's an incredible story, and it will be a difficult wait for its sequel." —SyFy Wire “This is a fast-paced, engaging tale sure to keep readers hooked with its twists and turns while they wholeheartedly cheer for Esmae . . . An incisive story nuanced by dilemmas about love, belonging, and conflicting loyalties.” —Kirkus Reviews