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Includes an exclusive bookplate, signed by Simon Jimenez


The people suffer under the centuries-long rule of the Moon Throne. The royal family—the despotic emperor and his monstrous sons, the Three Terrors—hold the countryside in their choking grip. They bleed the land and oppress the citizens with the frightful powers they inherited from the god locked under their palace.


But that god cannot be contained forever.


With the aid of Jun, a guard broken by his guilt-stricken past, and Keema, an outcast fighting for his future, the god escapes from her royal captivity and flees from her own children, the triplet Terrors who would drag her back to her unholy prison. And so it is that she embarks with her young companions on a five-day pilgrimage in search of freedom—and a way to end the Moon Throne forever. The journey ahead will be more dangerous than any of them could have imagined.


Both a sweeping adventure story and an intimate exploration of identity, legacy, and belonging, The Spear Cuts Through Water is an ambitious and profound saga that will transport and transform you—and is like nothing you’ve ever read before.

The Spear Cuts Through Water By Simon Jimenez – SIGNED BOOKPLATE

  • Format: Paperback

    ISBN: 9781837861873

    Imprint: Solaris

  • “Readers looking for self-aware fantasy with folkloric overtones and the sensibilities of an epic poem—look no further. Jimenez’s novel is an intricate, multilayered story speaking in multiple tongues at once. Fans of diverse, nuanced epics like Black Sun and the Broken Earth series will find this worth their while.” — Suyi Davies Okungbowa, author of Son of the Storm


    "A work of pure wonder -- a brilliantly layered story of myth and magic, gods and monsters, warriors and lovers. A luminous, wrenching book from beginning to end and simply the best thing I've read in the last decade." — Premee Mohamed, award-winning author

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