Spensa is the daughter of a coward -- the worst defect a person could have in Alta, the last outpost of humanity. All Spensa wants is to become a star pilot, protect her colony, and clear "coward" from her family name. The higher-ups of Alta have a different agenda -- keep Spensa from getting her wings. From living off rats to living in a cave, Spensa's battle to be brave at all costs will be one of the most inspiring stories you'll read this year.— Lizy
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the Mistborn trilogy 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 decades. Now pilots are the heroes of what's left of the human race, and becoming one has always been Spensa's dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring skyward 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, yet fate works in mysterious ways. Flight school might be a long shot, but she is determined to fly. And an accidental discovery in a long-forgotten cavern might just provide her with a way to claim the stars.
And don't miss the thrilling sequel, Starsight!
"[A] nonstop, highflying opener." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"With this action-packed trilogy opener, Sanderson offers up a resourceful, fearless heroine and a memorable cast." --Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Sanderson delivers a cinematic adventure that explores the defining aspects of the individual versus the society. . . . Fans of Sanderson will not be disappointed." --SLJ
"It is impossible to turn the pages fast enough." --Booklist
About the Author
Brandon Sanderson is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Reckoners series: Steelheart, Firefight, Calamity, and the e-original Mitosis; Skyward; Starsight; and the internationally bestselling Mistborn trilogy. He was also chosen to complete Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. His books have been published in more than twenty-five languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Brandon lives and writes in Utah. To learn more about him and his books, visit him at brandonsanderson.com or follow @BrandSanderson on Twitter and Instagram.
Praise for Skyward:
A New York Times Bestseller
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
★ "Startling revelations and stakes-raising implications...Sanderson plainly had a ball with this nonstop, highflying opener, and readers will too.—Kirkus Reviews, Starred
★ "With this action-packed trilogy opener, Sanderson offers up a resourceful, fearless heroine and a memorable cast...[and] as the pulse-pounding story intensifies and reveals its secrets, a cliffhanger ending sets things up for the next installment."—Publishers Weekly, Starred
"Sanderson delivers a cinematic adventure that explores the defining aspects of the individual versus the society....Serious moments are balanced with animated scenes, leaving a playful feel over the tense undertone of the novel...[and] fans of Sanderson will not be disappointed."—SLJ
"Reading this book is like standing inside a video game: all action and movement. Sanderson’s aerial dogfights are so masterful that it is impossible to turn the pages fast enough."—Booklist
Praise for Brandon Sanderson's Reckoners series:
#1 New York Times Bestselling Series
"Another win for Sanderson . . . he's simply a brilliant writer. Period."—Patrick Rothfuss, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The Name of the Wind
"Compelling. . . . Sanderson uses plot twists that he teases enough for readers to pick up on to distract from the more dramatic reveals he has in store."—AV Club