From Exeter Novel Prize long listed author Britta Jensen comes Hirana’s War, the awaited sequel to Eloia Born publishing 1 October 2020.
A visually impaired young woman’s songs are able to heal wounds and transport people across galaxies. This gift could ultimately save her planet from destruction, but she must train with the alien race that blinded her home or lose everyone she loves…
Extraordinary power brings great uncertainty…
After finding love on her long trek across the Eloian wilderness, Leanora is ready to settle down with Tarrok and begin their new life together. But the feuding factions on Hirana have other ideas.
Leanora is called upon once more to alter destiny—this time, the destiny of her mother’s war-torn planet. While preparing for war, she discovers that her musical gifts give her unprecedented power that could defeat the Yarats. In order to succeed, she must accept the help of new allies and trust in herself to change the fates of the planets.
…and the constant threat of Eloia’s enemies.
Hirana’s War is a wonderfully complex novel about living with disability, overcoming the ravages of war, and finding hope in the most unusual of places.
For press inquires Murasaki Press has enclosed a downloadable version of Hirana’s War Press Release
ELOIA BORN by Britta Jensen
Reviewers have said the following:
“A well-written narrative of disability, dystopia, and exploration, featuring a main character with partial sight. Eloia Born is both a dystopian narrative and a quest story; consider it a spiritual successor to Lois Lowry’s The Giver and M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village. We learn quickly that the people in Leanora’s community are not blind by chance, but by design…”–Nicole Dieker, Discover Reedsy
“This sweeping YA sci-fi novel takes you on an adventure through the vast landscapes of Eloia, a strange planet full of hidden dangers and joyful surprises. For young lovers Leanora and Dex, each step of their journey makes them confront their harrowing past and uncertain future. Britta Jensen’s epic world-building shines, and the story is full of mystery, suspense, and heart. I’m looking forward to more stories in this universe.” –Amanda Bennett, Midday Moonrise Blog
“Eloia Born was a fun read. The characters were relatable and genuine. I thoroughly enjoyed the world building and the story was easy to get into. What I really enjoyed was how the characters never let a so-called disability prevent them from doing certain things. The main thing that holds anyone back is fear. We all have that inside of us. I loved that the author used this in these characters and didn’t hold them back because of an impairment. I happily await the next novel in the series.”–MJ Vaughn, author of Coriander’s Light
“This story reminds me of all the things I like so much about Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen series. It is a story of growth – not everything ends on a happy note, everyone has something to add to the story, and the journey was hard – but such is life. I believe that many young adult readers will find a bit of themselves in this story and perhaps even a desire to “choose kind.” If we can learn to recognize the gifts in others, realize that there is more to life than what we see, and honestly try to understand one another, this world – and our individual lives – could be very different.”–Yalonda Wilhoite, Middle School Teacher
“Eloia Born is more than just a simple love story. It’s about leaving your comfort zones in search of life’s truths. It plays on your emotions and forces you to accept things that you may not want to. It does this wonderfully…I would highly recommend this novel for anyone looking to immerse themselves into a new, beautifully crafted YA world.”–GeanerikC, Goodreads
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