Les Misérables meets The Lunar Chronicles in this thrilling conclusion to the System Divine trilogy that’s an “explosion of emotion, intrigue, romance, and revolution.” (Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series).
SUNS WILL RISE
System Divine #3
Authors: Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell
Publisher: Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster)
Publication Date: August 3, 2021
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Age Range: 12 and up
Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
An heir. A renegade.
A convict. A cyborg
Five rebels. One revolution.
It’s been three months since the Patriarche was beheaded, leaving behind no heir. From the outside, Laterre seems to be flourishing. General Bonnefaçon has cleaned up the streets, fed the hungry, and restored peace while the next leader is decided upon. But dangerous rifts threaten to shatter the planet from within.
The Red Scar is killing anyone with a legitimate claim to the Regime, while the Vangarde and their freed leader are preparing to overthrow it.
Then, it’s revealed that the Patriarche had a child in secret. A missing heir…
Alouette is the general’s prisoner, interrogated on the whereabouts of his renegade grandson. Marcellus is desperately searching for her, knowing she’s the key to the Vangarde’s plan, but unaware that he’s being hunted by a determined new cyborg. Meanwhile Chatine grows restless, living with a rebel group she doesn’t fit into. Until an old friend solicits her help to save his Défecteur community from a mysterious, new threat. A threat that will tie them all together.
When the general makes an explosive play for power, allegiances will shift, rebels will become leaders, barricades will rise, and the tinderbox of Laterre will finally ignite, launching a revolution five hundred years in the making.
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THE SECRET COVERS
ALL hardcover pre-orders include a Deluxe Edition of the book featuring one of the three suns of the System Divine hidden under the jacket! Which one will you get?
PRAISE FOR SYSTEM DIVINE SERIES
“Epic tech…immersive world-building…jaw-dropping twists. This brilliant reinterpretation of a beloved classic is not to be missed!”
— Marissa Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles
“An exquisitely executed reimagining. Sky Without Stars is an explosion of emotion, intrigue, romance, and revolution.”
— Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series
“Les Misérables like you’ve never seen it before.”
— Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of Across the Universe and Star Wars: Rebel Rising
“Brody and Rendell masterfully craft a new take on an old favorite that’s out of this world… Loved!”
— Danielle Paige, New York Times Bestselling author of the Dorothy Must Die series and the Stealing Snow series
“A plot that never slows. I’ll be first in line for the sequel!”
— Brendan Reichs, New York Times bestselling author of Nemesis
“I inhaled this Les Mis-in-space story and am desperate for more!”
— Jessica Khoury, author of The Forbidden Wish
“Fast-paced, immersive, and imaginative.”
“Extravagant settings, lush world-building, thrilling intrigue…”
“An exciting reimagining of Les Misérables.”
— School Library Journal
*Map designs by Francesca Baerald
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jessica Brody is the author of more than 20 novels for teens, tweens, and adults including The Geography of Lost Things, The Chaos of Standing Still, A Week of Mondays, 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, Better You Than Me, the three books in the sci-fi Unremembered trilogy, and the forthcoming Sky Without Stars (a sci-fi reimagining of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, co-written with Joanne Rendell), coming March 26, 2019. She’s also the author of the Descendants: School of Secrets series, based on the hit Disney Channel original movie, Descendants and the LEGO Disney Princess chapter books. Jessica’s first non-fiction book, Save the Cat! Writes a Novel (a plotting guide for novelists) released in October 2018. Jessica’s books have been translated and published in over 23 countries and two are currently in development as major motion pictures. She lives with her husband and three dogs near Portland, OR. Visit Jessica online at JessicaBrody.com.
Joanne Rendell is the author of three novels for adults—The Professors’ Wives’ Club, Crossing Washington Square, and Out of the Shadows—published by New American Library/Penguin. She holds a PhD in English Literature and has taught (and is extremely passionate about) literary classics, such as Hugo’s Les Misérables. Joanne writes essays and interviews for the Huffington Post and other publications. She’s a board member, assistant producer, and dramaturge for the youth Shakespeare company, New Genesis Productions. Joanne also teaches fiction writing to teens and kids in New York City, where she lives with her husband—a professor at NYU—and their thirteen-year-old son. Visit Joanne at JoanneRendell.com.
Jessica and Joanne also teach an online fiction writing course together!
THE SYSTEM DIVINE SERIES