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Endless Water, Starless Sky (Bright Smoke, Cold Fire #2) (Paperback)

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This is book number 2 in the Bright Smoke, Cold Fire series.


Sabriel meets Romeo and Juliet in the stunning sequel to Bright Smoke, Cold Fire—from Rosamund Hodge, the author of Cruel Beauty and Crimson Bound.

In the last days of the world, the walls of Viyara are still falling, and the dead are rising faster than ever.

Juliet is trapped—ordered by Lord Ineo of the Mahyanai to sacrifice the remaining members of her family, the Catresou, to stave off the end of the world. Though they’re certain his plan is useless, Juliet and her former friend Runajo must comply with Lord Ineo’s wishes—unless they can discover a different, darker path to protecting Viyara.

Romeo is tortured: Finally aware that his true love is alive, he is at once elated and devastated, for his actions led directly to the destruction of her clan. The only way to redemption is to offer his life to the Catresou to protect and support them . . . even if it means dying to do so.

When Romeo’s and Juliet’s paths converge once again, only a journey into Death will offer answers and the key to saving them all—but is it a journey either of them will survive?

About the Author

Rosamund Hodge grew up as a homeschooler in Los Angeles, where she spent her time reading everything she could get her hands on, but especially fantasy and mythology. She received a BA in English from the University of Dallas and an MSt in medieval English from Oxford. She now lives in Seattle, Washington, with seven toy cats and a plush Cthulhu. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Cruel Beauty; Gilded Ashes, a Cruel Beauty novella; Crimson Bound; Bright Smoke, Cold Fire; and Endless Water, Starless Sky. Visit her online at

Praise For…

“More romantic and even more mystical than its predecessor”
— Booklist Online

Praise for BRIGHT SMOKE, COLD FIRE: “A bloody and bold tale for those who want some Romero with their Romeo”
Kirkus Reviews

Praise for BRIGHT SMOKE, COLD FIRE: “An atmospheric tale that pits loyalty to kin against loyalty to self and loyalty to loved ones.”
— School Library Journal

Praise for BRIGHT SMOKE, COLD FIRE: “High stakes, desperate love, and a healthy dose of gore keep this update fresh and intriguing.”

Praise for BRIGHT SMOKE, COLD FIRE: “Hodge tackles a well-known tale…with a tougher heroine and a dark twist.”
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Praise for CRIMSON BOUND: “This novel will captivate readers. Outstanding.”
— School Library Journal (starred review)

Praise for CRIMSON BOUND: “An intoxicatingly dark story of love, lust, murder, and redemption.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

Praise for CRIMSON BOUND: “The unusual, intricately woven story and themes make for a worthwhile read.”
Kirkus Reviews

Praise for CRIMSON BOUND: “Plot twists and romance keep the pages turning in this grim and intricate take on the classic tale.”

Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: “A completely engrossing tale.”
— Alex Flinn, New York Times bestselling author of Beastly and Towering

Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: “A dazzling and clever retelling, Cruel Beauty is delightfully dark, lushly romantic, and utterly spellbinding. I adored it, and can’t wait to read Hodge’s next novel!”
— Sarah J. Maas, author of the best-selling Throne of Glass series

Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: “What a stunning debut. This is a book you will want to read as fast as you can for the intricate plot and as slowly as you can to savor the gorgeous world-building and the ravishing love story.”
— Sherry Thomas, author of The Burning Sky

Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: “An intricate and arresting tale.”
Kirkus Reviews

Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: “The push and pull romance between Nyx and Ignifex is pure fairy tale, but the characters themselves are complex and genuinely human as they struggle with their own culpability in a situation that forces them to choose between selfishness and selflessness.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: “An entertaining read for teens who enjoy romantic fantasy.”
— School Library Journal

Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: “Hodge has created a rich, complete world in this twist on ‘Beauty and the Beast.’”
Publishers Weekly

Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: “Will have readers clutching the book and flying through the pages.”
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: “[A] fast-paced romantic fantasy.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062369451
ISBN-10: 0062369458
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: December 3rd, 2019
Pages: 448
Language: English
Series: Bright Smoke, Cold Fire