The Light of the Midnight Stars

The Light of the Midnight Stars

An evocative combination of fantasy, history, and Jewish folklore, The Light of the Midnight Stars is fairytale-inspired novel from the author of The Sisters of the Winter Wood.

Deep in the Hungarian woods, the sacred magic of King Solomon lives on in his descendants. Gathering under the midnight stars, they pray, sing and perform small miracles - and none are more gifted than the great Rabbi Isaac and his three daughters. Each one is blessed with a unique talent - whether it be coaxing plants to grow, or predicting the future by reading the path of the stars.

When a fateful decision to help an outsider ends in an accusation of witchcraft, fire blazes through their village. Rabbi Isaac and his family are forced to flee, to abandon their magic and settle into a new way of life. But a dark fog is making its way across Europe and will, in the end, reach even those who thought they could run from it. Each of the sisters will have to make a choice - and change the future of their family forever.

For more from Rena Rossner, check out The Sisters of the Winter Wood.

Title:The Light of the Midnight Stars
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316483469
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    The Light of the Midnight Stars Reviews

  • Krista

    I want to bar myself, from the light of the midnight stars. I have no one else to turn to. Perhaps if I step out onto the balconyand fall,a star will catch me. I don’t know if I gave The Light of...

  • Miriasha

    Thank you to NetGalley and Redhook Books for the ARC!Queer Rep: bisexual woman POV character, lesbian love interestMajor Trigger Warnings: sexual violence, sexism/misogyny, violent antisemitism, sexua...

  • Lois Young

    Whoa! I need some time to process this story. It was a beautiful and a poignant historical fantasy. FYI: The tone is VERY DIFFERENT from the author's previous novel.Add this book to your TBR!You can r...

  • Jordan

    This was so beautiful and timeless. Find this review at Forever Lost in Literature!The Light of the Midnight Stars is a beautiful and meaningful story that I didn't expect to love as much as I did. It...

  • Amber Kozawick

    3.5 StarsThank you so much Goodreads & Rena Rossner for the ARC of this book.“But life has a way of surprising us all, I suppose. And even though some destinies are written in the stars, or rooted i...

  • Larissa Z

    Thank you so much to Orbit books and Netgalley. I am so incredibly grateful for being given the opportunity to review this book. As someone raised in a Jewish family, this novel spoke directly to my h...

  • The Starry Library

    'The Light of the Midnight Stars' weaves a mystical tale about the space between light and dark where self-discovery is illuminated. Part folklore, part legend, part history- this fairytale is an intr...

  • Phoebe E

    The Light of the Midnight Stars is a beautiful book that weaves stories and folklore with history, fantasy and Jewish tradition to create compelling story of three sisters facing down an ever changing...

  • Kayla Brown

    Thank you so much to the publisher for sending me an early copy to read! The Light of the Midnight stars is a wonderful story, steeped in history, folklore, and Jewish tradition and folklore. Telling ...

  • Raya Smith

    4.75 read a more in-depth review on my blog I received this e-ARC through netgalleyI was ecstatic when I was granted access to this ARC because hearing that there would be a sapphic and jewish fantasy...