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Beyond the Shadowed Earth
Set in the same universe as Joanna’s debut, Beneath the Haunting Sea, this new novel combines her incredible world building and lush prose with a new, villainous lead.
It has always been Eda’s dream to become empress, no matter the cost. Haunted by her ambition and selfishness, she’s convinced that the only way to achieve her goal is to barter with the gods. But all requests come with a price and Eda bargains away the soul of her best friend in exchange for the crown.
Years later, her hold on the empire begins to crumble and her best friend unexpectedly grows sick and dies. Gnawed by guilt and betrayal, Eda embarks on a harrowing journey to confront the very god who gave her the kingdom in the first place. However, she soon discovers that he’s trapped at the center of an otherworldly labyrinth and that her bargain with him is more complex than she ever could have imagined.
“A fierce, mythopoeic tale of loss and redemption.”
―Rosamund Hodge, NYT Bestselling author of Cruel Beauty
“A wondrous fantasy of sweeping proportions.”
―Anna Bright, author of The Beholder
Page Street Teen: world rights (January 2020)
Joanna is the author of the critically acclaimed Echo North, as well as the companion novel duology Beneath the Haunting Sea and Beyond the Shadowed Earth. She writes stories about fierce teens finding their place in the world, fighting to change their fate, save the ones they love, or carve out a path to redemption.
Joanna lives in Mesa, Arizona with her dear husband and son, a rascally feline, and an enormous grand piano named Prince Imrahil. As often as she can, she escapes the desert heat and heads north to the mountains, where the woods are always waiting.
Visit Joanna’s website at JoannaRuthMeyer.com, or connect with her on Twitter and Instagram @gamwyn.