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Promises Stronger Than Darkness

Charlie Jane Anders

Tor Teen

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ISBN10: 1250317517
ISBN13: 9781250317513

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When Elza became a space princess, she thought she'd be spending her time at the palace, wearing gorgeous couture and soaking up everything there is to know—but instead, she's on the run, with everyone hunting for her and her friends.

Rachael followed her best friend Tina on the adventure of a lifetime—but now Tina's gone, and Rachael's the only one keeping her friends together, as they go on a desperate quest to save everyone from an ancient curse.

Rachael, Elza and their friends have found one clue, one shining mysterious chance to stop the end of the world. And that takes them back to the second-to-last place they'd want to be: enlisting the aid of Captain Thaoh Argentian, the woman who stole Tina's body (and who now seems to be relishing a second chance at teenage chaos and drama, instead of living up to her legacy of an intrepid heroic commander).

With only a ragtag band of misfits, crewmates, earthlings, friends, lovers (and one annoying frenemy), the Unstoppable Crew are up against the universe—and they soon find that in order to survive, they may have to cross a line they vowed never to cross.


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About the author

Charlie Jane Anders

CHARLIE JANE ANDERS is the former editor-in-chief of io9, the popular Gawker Media site devoted to science fiction and fantasy. Her debut novel, All the Birds in the Sky, won the Nebula, Locus, and Crawford Awards and was on Time’s list of the ten best novels of 2016. Her award-winning short fiction (including "Six Months, Three Days") has appeared on, as well as Wired, Slate, Tin House, Conjunctions, Boston Review, Asimov’s Science Fiction, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, ZYZZYVA, and several anthologies. She is also well-known for her journalism, having contributed to Salon, The Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, and many other outlets. Charlie Jane also has multiple regional platforms, teaching genre-writing courses and organizing San Francisco's popular literary event "Writers With Drinks."

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