Author(s): Fran Wilde
A lone girl - Kirit Densira - set her City upside down and fomented a massive rebellion. Since then, months have passed and everything has fallen to pieces. With the Towers in disarray, without a governing body or any defense against the dangers lurking in the clouds, daily life is full of terror and strife. Nat, Kirit's wing-brother, sets out to be a hero in his own way - sitting on the new Council to cast votes protecting Tower-born, and exploring lower tiers to find more materials to repair the struggling City. But what he finds down-tier is more secrets-and now Nat will have to decide who to trust, and how to trust himself without losing those he holds most dear, before a dangerous myth raises a surprisingly realistic threat to the crippled City.
A hero grapples with effects of revolution in Fran Wilde's stirring new fantasy companion novel to the Norton Award winning Updraft.
"A fantastic follow-up to Updraft--I liked it better than its predecessor, particularly for what it says about the politics of fear and prejudice, and how giving people what they want isn't always the best thing." --Aliette de Bodard, award-winning author of House of Shattered Wings"A fantastic follow-up to Updraft--particularly for what it says about the politics of fear and prejudice, and how giving people what they want isn't always the best thing." --Locus Publications"A book that's impossible to put down. [Wilde has] planted herself firmly in the "authors to watch" category." --Andrew Liptak on Updraft"The world of the towers grown from bone, where residents strap on wings and soar the air currents, is captivating...Kirit's journey to find her place is satisfying, but the real draw is a world that readers will be anxious to revisit in future volumes of this exciting new series." --Library Journal, starred review, on Updraft
FRAN WILDE is an author and technology consultant. In 2015, her first novel, Updraft, accomplished the rare feat of winning the Andre Norton Award for Best Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy while also being nominated for the Best Novel Nebula Award. Her short stories have appeared in Asimov's, Nature, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Wilde also blogs about food and genre at Cooking the Books, the popular social-parenting website GeekMom, and at The Washington Post.