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updraft (Fran Wilde)
Another book that involves humans flying. Yay! While the pilots of borealis was a sci-fi novel, this one was a fantasy novel. It is also the author’s debut novel. This was super fun. I loved the main character, Kirit and the world that the author created. The people in this world live above the cloud line in tower homes grown out of some kind of bone. People fly to trade, to defend their homes, to hunt, and for a variety of other reasons. The two groups that exist are the “ruling” class of the Singers and the inhabitants of the towers. This book dealt with the politics between the two and had many unexpected twists. The politics are not deep but I enjoyed them. But I loved the world building much better. The details of the wings, how the training happens, how the houses grow, the differences in how the history is kept, the laws, etc. I would love to be able to fly in that world. And Kirit is a strong and awesome heroine who is the bearer of change in the world whether people want it or not. And apparently a sequel is coming in September of 2016. Hooray!
The author’s website has this to say about the novel:
A city of living bone rises high above the clouds, its past lost to legend. Danger hides in the wind. Laws have been broken. A great secret must be exposed.
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