A woman’s heart proves as infinite as the night sky in a breathtaking fantasy by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Charlie N. Holmberg.
When a star dies, a new one must be born.
The Sun God chooses the village of Endwever to provide a mortal womb. The birthing of a star is always fatal for the mother, and Ceris Wenden, who considers herself an outsider, sacrifices herself to secure her family’s honor and take control of her legacy. But after her star child is born, Ceris does what no other star mother has: she survives. When Ceris returns to Endwever, however, it’s not nine months later - it’s seven hundred years later. Inexplicably displaced in time, Ceris is determined to seek out her descendants.
Being a woman traveling alone brings its own challenges, until Ceris encounters a mysterious - and desperate - godling. Ristriel is incorporeal, a fugitive, a trickster, and the only being who can guide Ceris safely to her destination. Now, as Ceris traverses realms both mortal and beyond, her journey truly begins.
Together, pursued across the Earth and trespassing the heavens, Ceris and Ristriel are on a path to illuminate the mysteries that bind them and discover the secrets of the celestial world.
“Holmberg knows just how to please fantasy fans.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Holmberg is a genius at world building.” (Booklist)
"Khristine Hvam narrates this captivating fantasy with the relaxed pace and warmth of a summer's day.... Listeners will appreciate Hvam's credible delivery of characters ranging from simple townsfolk to celestial beings as Ceris journeys through space and time, experiencing extraordinary love and crushing loss. Hvam's portrayals of Ceris and the diverse cast of mystical characters she encounters are presented with ease and authenticity that will sweep listeners into the heavens along with Ceris as the tale of STAR MOTHER settles into their hearts.” (AudioFile Magazine)
“In this stunning example of amazing worldbuilding, Holmberg (Spellbreaker) features incredible creatures, a love story, and twists no one could see coming. This beautiful novel will be enjoyed by fantasy and romance readers alike.” (Library Journal)
“Gods and men mingle in this fantasy tale of celestial beings, battling gods, and time travel. Fans of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust (2008) will appreciate the unique characters in this fantasy adventure.” (Booklist)