Across a Star-Swept Sea (Stars #2) (Hardcover)
From Rampant and Ascendant author Diana Peterfreund comes this thrilling companion to For Darkness Shows the Stars.
Centuries after wars nearly destroyed civilization, Persis Blake's world is once again in the throes of rebellion.
For Persis, her public life is that of a socialite, filled with parties and ball gowns. But while she seems to be a frivolous aristocrat, inside Persis beats the heart of a spy—the same heart that is falling for the enemy, Justen Helo.
Persis's heart belongs to Justen, but before she can tell him the truth, she discovers he has a secret as well—one that could plunge their tropical paradise into another dark age. And Persis realizes she's not just risking her heart, she's risking the world she's sworn to protect.
Across a Star-Swept Sea is a romantic, science-fictional reimagining of the classic The Scarlet Pimpernel.
“[A] mysterious spy adventure in a lush and terrifying futuristic world”
“A charming bit of light adventure”
“A good bet for readers looking for strong female protagonists, characters of color or just an enjoyable romantic adventure with a science-fiction spin.”
“Peterfreund’s novel is riveting and intense...Readers will love this page-turning story and its dramatic climax.”
“Engrossing and fastpaced.”
“Complex in both plotting and themes, this science fiction revision of The Scarlet Pimpernel offers political intrigue, narrow escapes, and forbidden romance”
“A well-paced story led by a strong and likable heroine.”
“Across a Star-Swept Sea is, like its main character Persis Blake, a delight. Intrigue, romance, beautiful world-building, nuanced characters, and timely, intriguing questions come together to make this the perfect read. I loved it!”
“An imaginative and energetic retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel—sheer fun!”
“Delicious romance, class warfare, and genetic engineering—Diana Peterfreund will ensnare you with this sci-fi twist to a classic story.”
Praise for FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS: “This novel is a postapocalyptic retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion that will be a hit with fans of sci-fi romances … Readers will keep turning the pages right up to the end.”
Praise for FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS: “A richly envisioned portrait of a society in flux, a steely yet vulnerable heroine, and a young man who does some growing up.”
Praise for FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS: “A post-apocalyptic retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion scores high for ingenuity.”
Praise for FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS: “Diana Peterfreund’s For Darkness Shows the Stars is an impassioned ode to Jane Austen, love, and the hope found in stars.”
Praise for FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS: “Don’t you love it when a brilliant idea meets with brilliant execution? Thank you, Diana Peterfreund for giving us a post-apocalyptic Persuasion. This book is meltingly good.”
Praise for FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS: “A beautiful, epic love story you won’t be able to put down!”
Praise for FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS: “A smart and sexy tale of star-crossed love that’s as thought-provoking as it is heartbreaking.”
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