A Shifting of Stars by Kathy Kimbray

Author Kathy Kimbray
Title A Shifting of Stars
Series A Shifting of Stars #1
Genre high fantasy, ya
Number of pages 450
Published May 28th, 2019

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A squandering emperor. A handsome stranger. A reluctant heroine. And the ancient magic that will capsize a kingdom.

Seventeen-year-old Meadow Sircha watched her mother die from the wilting sickness. Tormented by the knowledge that the emperor failed to import the medicine that would have saved her, she speaks out at a gathering of villagers, inciting them to boycott his prized gladiator tournament.

But doing so comes at a steep cost.

Arrested as punishment for her impulsive tongue, Meadow finds herself caught up in the kind of danger she’s always tried to avoid. After a chance meeting with an enigmatic boy, she’s propelled on a perilous trek across the outer lands. But she soon unearths a staggering secret: one that will shift her world—and the kingdom—forever.


A Shifting of Stars is a high fantasy story set in a world broken by the bad ruler. Meadow watched her mother die from a sickness that could be cured, and she couldn't get over it. One day, almost a year after she talks against the emperor on a gathering and it backfires epicly. Right at that time the emperor's son is nearby and hears her speech. She and few other get taken as prisoners. It's only the start of one of the best fantasies I've read in a while. 

I love worldbuilding. As I read the story, it just came to life. :) You are pulled in right from the start, it's one of those books you just have to read. :)

Happy reading,