The Last Sun (The Tarot Sequence #1) (Paperback)

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This is book number 1 in the The Tarot Sequence series.

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The Last Sun is a fun, expletive-filled and truly wild ride from start to finish. Rune is a moody fallen prince, Brand his foul-mouthed, angry bodyguard, and they're getting along just fine as mercenaries and criminal dogsbodies until a big pile of trouble falls into their laps. Rune and Brand pursue a missing persons case through the court intrigues of New Atlantis's noble houses. Sadly for Rune, anyone in the nobility could be responsible for the anonymous hit job that slaughtered his entire family. Sadly for Brand, the more they investigate, the more he suddenly has to protect Rune from the freshly risen dead. This noir-fantasy mashup, whose elaborate world building is based on the Tarot, is going to delight fans of Max Gladstone, Saladin Ahmed, Daniel Jose Older, and Becky Chambers.

— From Christina


Rune Saint John, last child of the fallen Sun Court, is hired to search for Lady Justice’s missing son, Addam, on New Atlantis, the island city where the Atlanteans moved after ordinary humans destroyed their original home.

With his companion and bodyguard, Brand, Rune questions Addam’s relatives and business contacts through the highest ranks of the nobles of New Atlantis. He must navigate old friends and enemies, and a growing attraction to a handsome nobleman.

But as Rune and Brand investigate, they uncover more than a missing man: a legendary creature sowing destruction through the city. In looking for Addam, Rune will find more than he was hired for: clues to the fall of the Sun Court and the secrets of his own past.

About the Author

K.D. Edwards is the author of The Last Sun, book one of the Tarot Sequence. He lives and writes in North Carolina, but has spent time in Massachusetts, Maine, Colorado, New Hampshire, Montana, and Washington State. (Common theme until NC: Snow. So, so much snow.) Mercifully short careers in food service, interactive television, corporate banking, retail management, and bariatric furniture have led to a much less short career in higher education, currently for the University of North Carolina System.

Praise For…

Edwards's gorgeous debut presents an alternate modern world that is at once unusual and familiar, with a grand interplay of powers formed by family and the supernatural. Intriguing characters, a fast-paced mystery, and an original magical hierarchy will immediately hook readers, who will eagerly await the next volume in this urban fantasy series.
— Library Journal (STARRED review)

Edwards’s debut combines swashbuckling action, political intrigue, and romance into a fast-paced and enjoyable adventure…. Intriguing worldbuilding and appealing characters set the stage and pique the reader’s interest for sequels.
— Publishers Weekly

Do not sleep on this series. Edwards knows how to write characters, and these ones will stick with you for a very long time. (Brand4life.)

 TJ Klune, National Bestselling Author of The House in the Ceruliean Sea and The Green Creek series

Jaw-dropping worldbuilding, fluent prose, and an equal blend of noir and snark make for that most delicious of fantasy adventures, an out-of-this-world tale that feels pressingly real. A smart and savvy joy.
— A. J. Hartley, New York Times–bestselling author of the Steeplejack series and the Cathedrals of Glass series

A fast, fun urban fantasy in a wonderfully original world, full of slam-bang magic and interesting characters.
— Django Wexler, author of 'The Thousand Names'

Absolutely sensational. Edwards takes all the familiar pawns of urban fantasy and makes royalty of them in his debut. We’re invited into an alternative, historical world of staggering breadth and realization. The central characters, Rune and Brand, combine the loyalty of Frodo and Samwise with the sacrilege of a pairing like Tyrion and Bronn. When thrown in beside fascinating magical systems, breathtaking prose, and a relentless plot—this is the tale of Atlantean magic we didn’t know we wanted.
— Scott Reintgen, author of 'Nyxia'

This is a highly enjoyable read: take the witty noir of Dashiell Hammett’s The Thin Man, kick it to an alternate present day, add equal portions of action and magic, garnish with a sprig of romance, and you have The Last Sun. A great recipe.
— Eric Scott Fischl, author of 'Dr. Potter’s Medicine Show'

Sharp dialogue, plus characters you want to follow around just to see what happens next . . . What’s not to love?
— Ferrett Steinmetz, author of 'Flex'

Sharp dialogue, plus characters you want to follow around just to see what happens next . . . What’s not to love?
— Ferrett Steinmetz, author of 'Flex'

Product Details
ISBN: 9781633884236
ISBN-10: 1633884236
Publisher: Pyr
Publication Date: June 12th, 2018
Pages: 369
Language: English
Series: The Tarot Sequence