The Black Tides of Heaven

The Black Tides of Heaven

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"Mokoya and Akeha, the twin children of the Protector, were sold to the Grand Monastery as infants. While Mokoya developed her strange prophetic gift, Akeha was always the one who could see the strings that moved adults to action. While Mokoya received visions of what would be, Akeha realized what could be. What's more, they saw the sickness at the heart of their mother's Protectorate. A rebellion is growing. The Machinists discover new levers to move the world every day, while the Tensors fight to put them down and preserve the power of the state. Unwilling to continue as a pawn in their mother's twisted schemes, Akeha leaves the Tensorate behind and falls in with the rebels. But every step Akeha takes towards the Machinists is a step away from Mokoya. Can Akeha find peace without shattering the bond they share with their twin?"--Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York, NY : Tom Doherty Associates, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ♭2017
ISBN: 9780765395412
076539541X
Branch Call Number: SCI-FIC YANG 2017
Characteristics: 237 pages : map ; 21 cm

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eileenlufkin
Feb 12, 2018

mrissa on dreamwidth says, "I was absolutely enchanted by this story of siblings and power and gender and empire, by the worldbuilding, by all of it. I can't wait for the other novella in this pair."

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blacksmith_tb
Jan 31, 2018

Fun, though slightly less satisfying than Red Thread of Fortune (each of the twins is the focus of a novella, and their personalities have a lot to do with the overall arc of each story). Black Tides covers events from earlier on, so it might make slightly more sense to read it first.

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