The world ruler is dead, technology foundational to their society destroyed, and Safara is on the brink of collapse. Half-human, half-alien Eros is the rightful heir to the world throne, but before he can return to the capital, he’s abducted by a rebel group of humans who call themselves The Remnant—and won’t release him until he swears to help them overthrow the very government he’s inheriting.
With Eros missing, ex-queen Kora is determined to stave off mad grabs for the throne. But as royalty from across the territories flock to the capital, and a new charismatic candidate takes the spotlight, Kora sets off into the desert with a skilled prince-turned-bounty hunter to find Eros before it’s too late for both the future king and his kingdom.
Into the Black
Sky Pony Press
14 November 2017
5.50 x 8.25in.
About the author
Ava Jae is a Latina tomboy who writes YA speculative fiction featuring marginalized characters grappling with identity. When she isn’t working on her next book, completing freelance editorial work, or buried under her TBR pile, you’ll likely find her on Twitter at @Ava_Jae, where she talks about the importance of representation and throws book recommendations at anyone who will listen. She is also the author of Beyond the Red. She resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Praise for Beyond the Red
"An engaging and amusing read for fans of sci-fi romance." —School Library Journal
"The breathless pace of the plot, smoldering romance between Kora and Eros, and inventive yet comfortably familiar world will engage science fiction and romance readers alike." —Booklist
"Jae's writing style is a perfect mix of stop and go, and her world comes to life within the first few pages." —Lindsay Cummings, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zenith
"Dangerous, exciting, and fast-paced . . ." —Francesca Zappia, author of Made You Up