Sunbringer: A Novel (Fallen Gods #2) (Paperback)

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This is book number 2 in the Fallen Gods series.


“Brilliant mythology-inspired world-building paves the foundation for Kaner’s fantasy adventure, but it’s the fully realized ensemble cast that, ultimately, makes the series so memorable.”— Elle

“An epic fantasy odyssey.” — Entertainment Weekly

Return to the world of Godkiller in this thrilling sequel to the #1 internationally bestselling fantasy debut

When Middren falls to the gods, your kind will be the first to die.

Gods are forbidden in the kingdom of Middren—but now they are stirring, whispering of war. Godkiller Kissen sacrificed herself to vanquish the fire god Hseth, who murdered her family and endangered her friends. But gods cannot be destroyed so easily, and Hseth’s power threatens to reform with even greater strength and a thirst for vengeance. As tensions rise throughout the land, the kingdom needs its Godkiller more than ever.

Still reeling from the loss of Kissen, young noble Inara and her little god of white lies, Skedi, have set out to discover more about the true nature of their bond. As the divide between gods and humans widens, Inara and Skedi will uncover secrets that could determine the fate of the war to come.

Meanwhile, Elogast, no longer a loyal knight of King Arren, has been tasked with killing the man he once called friend. The king vowed to eradicate all gods throughout the land, but has now entered into an unholy pact with the most dangerous of them all. And where his heart once beat, a god now burns. . .

"A richly rendered world . . . Kaner writes action that's both fun and intelligible.”  — The Washington Post

About the Author

Hannah Kaner is the #1 internationally bestselling author of Godkiller. A Northumbrian writer living in Scotland, she is inspired by world mythologies, angry women, speculative fiction, and the stories we tell ourselves about being human. 

Praise For…

“Brilliant mythology-inspired world-building paves the foundation for Kaner’s fantasy adventure, but it’s the fully realized ensemble cast that, ultimately, makes the series so memorable.” — Elle, The Best Fantasy and Sci-Fi Books of 2024

“Readers who were hooked by the first book will be satisfied by the action sequences and antics of the wily, unpredictable gods whose mere whims alter the course of the characters’ destinies.” — Publishers Weekly

"A richly rendered world . . . Kaner writes action that's both fun and intelligible—no mean feat—while keeping the story moving forward nicely. If "The Last of Us" didn't slake your thirst for stories of a grizzled fighter taking a tough kid on the road, then Godkiller should be your jam.” — The Washington Post

“An epic fantasy odyssey begins … Kaner's debut is incredibly inclusive with LGBTQ and disabled characters filling its pages. It delivers high action while centering on characters that are not often depicted this fully.” — Entertainment Weekly

“Violent, bawdy, beautifully imagined, and intensely felt, Godkiller is a bone-rattling fantasy thriller that flies by in a breathtaking rush.” — Joe Hill, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman

“A fresh and confident debut, Godkiller will have you in its grasp from the first pages. Led by a cast of spirited characters, it leaps and bounds to the beat of its own golden heart, building to an epic clash of wills. Hannah Kaner has taken her first great strides in what is sure to be an extraordinary journey.” — Samantha Shannon, New York Times bestselling author of Priory of the Orange Tree

“Epic and intimate, tender and sharp, Godkiller is a triumph of storytelling and the beginning of a story that I can’t wait to follow.” — Hannah Whitten, New York Times bestselling author of For the Wolf

“Holy heck, this book is so good. A disabled bisexual mercenary heroine who murders gods, a former soldier turned baker with a troubled past, a noble child linked to the god of white lies . . . You need this story in your life!” — Katee Robert, New York Times bestselling author of the Dark Olympus series, on Godkiller

"Devastating and triumphant, Godkiller will eviscerate you." — Tasha Suri, award-winning author of The Jasmine Throne

"In addition to being exquisitely paced and character-driven, Kaner's novel features a widely diverse cast. Queerness does not draw ridicule in Kaner's invented world. . . . Both heroes and two secondary characters have disabilities; he's living with PTSD, while she's an amputee. . . . An un-put-down-able start to an engrossing low-fantasy trilogy bordering on grimdark." — Kirkus (starred review)

“There are few things more enjoyable than watching a bruised yet honorable man and a vengeance-seeking assassin escort a young girl and her manipulative, telepathic divinity of a familiar to the forbidden city of the gods. Especially when the world they’re traipsing through is so rich and laden with narrative potential.”

Godkiller takes the fabric of epic fantasy and stitches it into a clean, tense, precisely measured and neatly designed tapestry. … This is a very strong debut, offering compelling characters whose problems mount from the ordinary to the epic in the space of the novel.”

"Kaner thrusts readers into a grisly world of treacherous gods in her enthralling debut . . . Kaner’s bewitching world forms an ideal backdrop to the adventures of her dynamic and appealing cast. This marks Kaner as a writer to watch." — Publishers Weekly

"This debut, a cross between The Witcher and Samantha Shannon’s Roots of Chaos series, will attract many speculative readers, especially those compelled by folklore and found family. . . . The setting of Godkiller feels epic and lived in, suggesting much more story to be revealed in future installments of the planned trilogy." — Booklist

"The story’s protagonists meet en route to Blenraden, and their clashing goals stir up immediate tension. As they are forced to rely on each other during their journey, they develop a found-family dynamic that will please many readers . . . In this debut trilogy launch, already a bestseller in the UK, Kaner provides a satisfying payoff, along with twists setting up a sequel with much higher stakes." — Library Journal

“A wonderful, gritty, explosively violent, and beautifully realized debut built around a mismatched trio’s classic quest.” — Daily Mail (UK)

“Kaner’s debut offers all the bloodshed, demons, and magic a fantasy fan could want, while championing contemporary values such an inclusivity.” — Financial Times (UK)

“Fantasy lovers like me can’t wait for this one!” — Cosmopolitan  (UK)

“Dark, gritty and highly immersive.” — The Fantasy Hive (UK)

“I absolutely adored Godkiller. This novel has everything—adventure, wonderful characters, tenderness, humor, passion. I was gripped by both the story and world building … it is truly spellbinding.” — Elodie Harper, internationally bestselling author of the Wolf Den trilogy

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063350106
ISBN-10: 0063350106
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Publication Date: March 12th, 2024
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Fallen Gods