Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 12 to 18
- Grade: 7 to 12
Battles, revolution, and romance collide in Southern Sun, Northern Star, the conclusion to Joanna Hathaway's stunning, World Wars-inspired fantasy series.
Reeling from the tragedy that beset her family, Princess Aurelia has joined the resistance in Havenspur, spying on the Northern leaders who were once her allies and determined to stop her uncle’s machinations for war. Meanwhile, her beloved pilot Athan leads his squadron into battle as the Safire wage a losing war abroad and combat growing unrest back home.
When Athan is sent on leave to Havenspur following the death of a comrade, the pair reunite and rekindle their romance until Aurelia uncovers one of Athan’s secrets, a secret that could save countless lives. But exposing it to the right people will cost her Athan's trust, and this time, their shared memories of love might not be enough to stop the fateful path of destruction that threatens all they’ve fought to defend.
As history unfolds around them, every move they make drives them one step closer to either recreating their parents’ shadowed past or redeeming the alliance that could bring peace.
The breathtaking finale to a legendary series. Part war drama, part romance, Southern Sun, Northern Star is the epic conclusion to the Glass Alliance series.
About the author
JOANNA HATHAWAY was born in Montréal, and is an avid storyteller who always dreamed of being both a pilot and a princess. A lifelong history buff, she was inspired to write after reading memoirs of WWI, and now has shelves filled with biographies and historical accounts. She now resides in Minnesota and can usually be found riding horses or traveling the globe. Dark of the West was her debut novel.
Praise for the Glass Alliance Series:
2019 BookNest Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Debut Novel (Dark of the West)
One of Hypable’s “The 15 most anticipated YA fantasy sequels of 2020” (Storm from the East)
"Storm From the East had all the political scheming, fierce loyalty, and beautiful writing that I loved in Dark of the West. You don't want to miss this sequel!"
—Evelyn Skye, New York Times bestselling author of The Crown's Game series
“In this reimagining of Europe’s world wars, Joanna Hathaway delivers a novel of court intrigue and action-packed military adventure. Heart-pounding . . . will leave the reader wanting more.”
—Melissa de la Cruz, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Beautiful and bittersweet, Dark of the West is a stunning must-read. Dangerous politics, a looming war, star-crossed lovers and secrets held close—the story builds in careful strokes to a crescendo that will keep you riveted until the last page.”
—Hafsah Faizal, New York Times bestselling author of We Hunt The Flame
"A powerful story of love and betrayal in a time of war, when alliances shift and secrets detonate with devastating consequences."
—Gita Trelease, author of All that Glitters
“The kind of book you can sink your teeth into, full of rich worldbuilding, complex characters, and intricate plots with a healthy dose of backstabbing. . . . Fans of high stakes political intrigue will love Dark of the West. I can't wait to read the sequel.”
—Evelyn Skye, New York Times bestselling author of The Crown’s Game
“This soaring, gorgeously written, high-stakes adventure stole my breath from the very first page. Dark of the West’s forbidden romance unfolds with devastating beauty against the backdrop of an incipient world war.”
—Margaret Rogerson, New York Times bestselling author of An Enchantment of Ravens
“Airplane battles, revolutions, palace intrigue, star-crossed love, feuds spanning generations. This story’s scope is ambitious, a world unto itself, yet Hathaway wields the narrative with powerful precision. Dark of the West is a debut to be reckoned with.”
—Ryan Graudin, author of the Wolf By Wolf duology
"Captivating . . . The prose is elegant, the characters intricate, and the worldbuilding enrapturing."
—Charlie N. Holmberg, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Paper Magician series
“Smart, stunning, and completely swoonworthy, Dark of the West swept me off my feet. Fans of forbidden love, high stakes, and intrigue—don’t miss this triumph of a book!”
—Sarah Glenn Marsh, author of the Reign of the Fallen series
“With elements of epic fantasy, military and political intrigue, and ill-fated romantic attraction, this novel is packed with world building details. The romantic attraction between Athan and Aurelia has the feeling of Romeo and Juliet, leaving readers hoping for the best but fearing the worst.”
—Voya, Stacey Hayman
“Epic... hopeless romantics and history buffs alike will find plenty to enjoy.”
—RT Book Reviews
“Readers who love fantasy epics will be waiting for the sequel.”