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Skyward

Paperback Published: 6th November 2018
ISBN: 9781473217867
Number Of Pages: 400

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From Brandon Sanderson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally bestselling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.

Spensa's world has been under attack for hundreds of years. An alien race called the Krell leads onslaught after onslaught from the sky in a never-ending campaign to destroy humankind. Humanity's only defense is to take to their ships and fight the enemy in the skies. Pilots have become the heroes of what's left of the human race.

Spensa has always dreamed of being one of them; of soaring above Earth and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with her father's - a pilot who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, placing Spensa's chances of attending flight school somewhere between slim and none.

No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, but she is still determined to fly. And the Krell just made that a possibility. They've doubled their fleet, making Spensa's world twice as dangerous . . . but their desperation to survive might just take her skyward . . .

Industry Reviews

A terrifically tall tale, packaging the superhero action into compelling, punchy chapters that keep you reading. It's a fast, feisty read with characters that are skilfully drawn, assassinations, gunfights, physics bending motorcycle chases and a world you can't wait to hear more about - SFX

The literature equivalent of a blockbuster; episodic and fast-paced with surprises around every turn - Sci Fi now

A spine-tingling adventure and heart-racing action that promises to satisfy fans both new and old - Fantasy Book Critic

A YA book with some meat to it

5

TL:DR; Essential for any Sanderson/YA fan. A brilliant book that is submitted as a 'Young Adult' novel but easily surpasses every entry I can think of (Hunger Games/Divergant/Rangers Apprentice etc) for that genre. If you haven't read Sanderson before, this is one of his best. Disclaimer: I'm an avid Sanderson reader and this is, imo, one of his best pieces. I first read Warbreaker while waiting for the next Robin Hobb and was pleasantly surprised with it - and he's only gotten better. I want to say its 'shorter' than his other books, such as the epic fantasy Words of Radiance, but I think 'concise' is a more accurate term. His characterisation, worldbuilding and exposition is among the best of any sci fi/fantasy and EASILY the best I've ever read in a 'Young Adult' novel. He handles twists like a street magician; one hand gestures while the other takes your change. Several times I finished a chapter and had to take a moment, or I punched the air with glee. 9/10, a near perfect sci-fi adventure that is easily one of the best YA books of all time, and a strong entry for most 'grown-ups' as well.

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Great Read

5

I was given this to read on a plane ride and I honestly didn't think it would be for me. I was so wrong! This is a fantastic read and kept me entertained from start to finish. I couldn't put the book down.

Sunshine Coast

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This has become my FAVOURITE BOOK OF ALL TIME!!!!

5

I could not put this book down!! I loved every minute of it, there were absolutely no boring bits. Brandon Sanderson is simply amazing!! I have been recommending it to everyone since I finished... I really hope there is a sequel. ahhh do yourself a favour and read this!!

Gold Coast

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Fantastic read

5

When I first started reading this book I thought it was more a teenage/young adult targeted book. The story didn't seem to be too deep but as I continued I saw the author simply added layer on layer on the story and the characters to paint a fantastic picture. The author delves deeper and deeper into the emotions, stresses and confusion that a young woman experiences as she tries to find her true self amongst the drama of a war and being alienated by people she fights for due to her father's legacy as a coward. I can't wait for the next book in this new series.

Melbourne

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ISBN: 9781473217867
ISBN-10: 1473217865
Series: Skyward
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 6th November 2018
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 4.0
Weight (kg): 0.65
Edition Number: 1

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Brandon Sanderson

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Brandon Sanderson was born in Nebraska in 1975. Since then he has written the Mistborn series, amongst others, become a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author and been hailed as the natural successor to Robert Jordan, indeed he was appointed by Jordan's estate to complete Jordan's Wheel of Times. He lives in Utah.

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