10 must-read SFF releases to make October your best reading month yet

The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab. Image courtesy Tor
The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab. Image courtesy Tor /
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Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Rebecca Roanhorse is known for weaving masterful SFF stories together, and she’s starting a new trilogy this month called Between Earth and Sky. The first book, Black Sun, will set up a world of magic and danger — and honestly, what more do we need in a fantasy novel?

Black Sun begins in the fictional city of Tova, where the collision of the winter solstice and a solar eclipse may alter things forever. At least, that’s what the Sun Priest has warned, and it’s enough reason to cause concern for our characters — two of whom are headed to the city by way of ship. Xiala, the ship’s captain, is transporting one passenger — and he sounds intriguing to say the least:

"“Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain.”"

Between its setting and its characters, Roanhorse’s latest sounds like a perfect match for anyone looking for some darker fantasy this month. We all love a morally questionable character — and it sounds like Black Sun has us covered there.

Black Sun is available now in ebook, audiobook, and print formats.