Karma of the Sun (Hardcover)
“A thoughtful read perfect for this moody season.” —Wall Street Journal
“Karma of the Sun is a not-to-miss debut from a ridiculously talented newcomer.” —Locus Magazine
“Beautiful, moving, vast in its spiritual and emotional scope . . .” —Angela Mi Young Hur, author of Folklorn, NYT Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novel of 2021
Six suns, six blasts in the sky; a seventh one, and the earth will die.
In the isolation of the Himalayas, the snows still fall, but they are tinged with the ash of a nuclear winter; the winds still blow, but they wail with the cries of ghosts. The seventh and final blast is near. As the world heaves its final breaths, the people of the Tibetan plateau—civilization’s final survivors—are haunted by spirits and terrorized by warlords. Though the last of the seven prophesied cataclysms is at hand, young Karma searches for a father who disappeared ten years earlier, presumed dead.
Driven by a yearning to see his father again before the end, and called by an eerie horn unheard by anyone else, Karma forges into the Himalayas and discovers that his father’s disappearance may be linked to a mystical mountain said to connect the physical world with the spirit lands—and a possible way to save their doomed future.
For readers who enjoy Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, The Book of M by Peng Shepherd, The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin, The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro, and The Children of Men by P. D. James.
Brandon Ying Kit Boey is a novelist, poet, and lawyer living in Maine.
“. . . the sensational descriptions of the Himalayan landscape form the heart of this harrowing tale. Fans of apocalyptic fantasy should check this out.” —Publishers Weekly
"VERDICT: For readers of post-apocalyptic cli-fi who enjoy magic-infused stories that don’t center Western cultures.—Library Journal
“With silken prose and atmospheric grandeur, Boey’s elegantly assured debut weaves in fascinating interpretations of Asian cosmology and concepts of the afterlife and end-times to haunting, resounding effect.” —Angela Mi Young Hur, author of Folklorn, New York Times Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novel of 2021
“Part journey into the mystical, part adventure in a faraway world, KARMA OF THE SUN deftly moves through places and among characters as it transports the reader again and again. I really enjoyed the book.” —Eric Barnes, author of The City Where We Once Lived