A fascinating tale of magic, beings of immense power and their unique governing system, and even Atlantis, The Last Sun is K.D. Edwards’ debut novel with Prometheus Books, which promises an engrossing trilogy to follow a solid beginning. With a court system based on tarot and the Major Arcana, powerful magics, and mythical dangers around every corner, Edwards brings a new Atlantis to life just off the coast of Massachusetts, and pulls readers into a twisted missing-person investigation that is covering up much more sinister plots.
Rune Saint John is hired by Lord Tower to find Addam Saint Nicholas, the missing son of Lady Judgement, who is hidden somewhere in New Atlantis, a city raised after Atlantis fell in the war with humans. His search for Addam leads him and his Companion, Brand, to dangerous sites across the city and against violent enemies, revealing a deeper plot against Rune himself that Addam is only tangentially a part of. And when a strange, impossible creature finds Rune, there is little time left to track down the culprits and save the city from ruin. [Read more…]