SKYWARD (series / 1)

by Sanderson, Brandon

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 combat the enemy. Pilots are the heroes of what's left of the human race.

Becoming a pilot has always been Spensa's dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring above Earth and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with her father's--a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, leaving Spensa's chances of attending flight school at slim to none.

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

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“Sanderson plainly had a ball with this nonstop, highflying opener, and readers will too.” (starred review)

Review: Kirkus Reviews

“SKYWARD is an almost perfect space opera, a genre marked by simple yet compelling plot lines, precise and ingenuous world-building and complex, empathetic relationships and character development It is replete with non-stop action, amazing writing and great characters.”

Review: Aspen Daily News

“SKYWARD is possibly the most captivating, inspirational, and aspirational book that Brandon Sanderson has ever written It's always a pleasure spending time inside Brandon's mind as he creates a new playground of rules and takes his characters for a ride through unchartered territories.”

Review: Fantasy Book Review

UK: Gollancz; Czech: Talpress; France: Livre de Poche; Brazil: Planeta; Bulgaria: Studio Art Line; Taiwan: Fantasy Foundation; Italy: Armenia; Poland: Zysk; Romania: Editura Art; Russia: Azbooka; Spain: Ediciones B; Turkey: Dogan Egmont;

Foreign licence: Client

“Sanderson offers up a resourceful, fearless heroine and a memorable cast set against the backdrop of a desperate conflict ( ) a pulse-pounding story.” (starred review)

Review: Publishers Weekly

SKYWARD was in the top 5 of The New York Times bestseller list for five weeks. After a one-week hiatus, it returned to the list in the #6 spot.

Noteworthy: Client

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