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From the #1 Kickstarter campaign of all time—#1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson adds to his Cosmere universe of Mistborn and The Stormlight Archive a standalone novel especially for fans of fantasy romances. Narrated by Kate Reading and Michael Kramer.
There is a world of endless night, surrounded by an even deeper darkness. Filled with nightmares come to life, twisted shapes that slink to windows and slide across floors to look down on helpless faces.
There is another world so bright it burns. Filled with stacked stones that call forth miracles, raised by callused hands that tremble in their work.
Between these worlds two souls collide, entwine.
Yumi's life is spent in strict obedience, granting her the power to summon the spirits that bestow vital aid to her society—but she longs for a single day as a normal person. Painter patrols the dark streets dreaming of being a hero—which has led to heartache and isolation, leaving him always on the outside looking in. Both face the world alone.
Suddenly flung together, Yumi and Painter strive to right the wrongs in both their lives, reconciling their past and present while maintaining the precarious balance of each of their worlds. If they cannot unravel their mysterious connection before it's too late, they risk forever losing not only the bond growing between them, but the very worlds they've always struggled to protect.
Note from Brandon:
Sometimes a story emerges like magic. Unexpected, unprompted. You build an outline in days, craft worlds during a compulsive daydream, and develop characters with a burst of imagination like the brief flash of a firework.
That was this novel for me. The unanticipated story of two people who find one another.
May your dreams live as mine sometimes do.