Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White


Book 2 from Song of The Last Kingdom series


“Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White” propels readers into an epic fantasy of ancient China, where Lan and Zen combat colonial invaders to fulfill a legacy and harness the power of Demon Gods. In this sequel to “Song of Silver, Flame Like Night,” their quest blends mythology, sacrifice, and undying courage.

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Number of pages: 580

Published: 14 March 2024

SKU: 9780008521417 Categories: , ,


“Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White” is the mesmerizing sequel to the highly acclaimed “Song of Silver, Flame Like Night,” set in a richly envisioned world inspired by the myths and folklore of ancient China. This riveting young adult fantasy novel captures the essence of an epic struggle between the legacy of a land bathed in magic and the harsh realities of colonial invasion.

In this tale, we follow Lan, a determined young woman whose life is shadowed by the tragic death of her mother at the hands of Elantian colonizers, invaders obsessed with uncovering the Last Kingdom’s most guarded secret—the whereabouts of its four legendary Demon Gods. Lan’s mother sacrificed everything to thwart the Demon Gods’ power, and now, Lan is poised to fulfill her mother’s unfinished quest. The stakes are high, and the path is fraught with danger, as Lan isn’t the only one seeking the gods.

Parallel to Lan’s story, we delve into the complex fate of Zen, a man who has bartered his soul to the enigmatic Demon God known as the Black Tortoise. Zen’s pact was a desperate bid to save his kingdom and protect the one he loves, but the price is his very essence. Yet, his ambitions extend beyond the powers of a single Demon God. Zen eyes the ultimate prize—an ancient, undead army once led by his great grandfather, a force potent enough to challenge the Elantian usurpers and reclaim the throne that rightfully belongs to his people.

“Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White” is not just a story of magic and mythology; it’s a narrative of resilience, sacrifice, and the unyielding pursuit of justice. As Lan and Zen navigate a labyrinth of allies and enemies, their journeys intertwine in a battle for the soul of their kingdom. With each chapter, the reader is drawn deeper into a world where the line between right and wrong blurs, where ancient gods walk amongst mortals, and where the fight for freedom ignites a fire that could either illuminate a path to victory or consume everything in its wake.

Prepare to be captivated by a world where the past and present collide, where love and duty intersect, and where the destiny of a kingdom rests in the hands of those brave enough to wield the power of gods and face the darkness head-on. “Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White” promises to be a thrilling addition to the saga that will leave readers breathless and yearning for more.

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Weight 580 g
Dimensions 24 × 15.9 × 3.8 cm


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