Summary

Welcome to a world of wind and bone, songs and silence, betrayal and courage.
Kirit Densira cannot wait to pass her wingtest and begin flying as a trader by her mother's side, being in service to her beloved home tower and exploring the skies beyond. When Kirit inadvertently breaks Tower Law, the city's secretive governing body, the Singers, demand that she become one of them instead. In an attempt to save her family from greater censure, Kirit must give up her dreams to throw herself into the dangerous training at the Spire, the tallest, most forbidding tower, deep at the heart of the City.
As she grows in knowledge and power, she starts to uncover the depths of Spire secrets. Kirit begins to doubt her world and its unassailable Laws, setting in motion a chain of events that will lead to a haunting choice and may well change the city forever - if it isn't destroyed outright.
©2015 Fran Wilde (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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Critic reviews

"It's especially wonderful to encounter a novel — a debut! — that reminds me of nothing so much as how wildly, powerfully innovative fantasy can be....Wilde's world and characters... blew me away." (NPR)
"The world of the towers grown from bone, where residents strap on wings and soar the air currents, is captivating.... a world that readers will be anxious to revisit in future volumes of this exciting new series." (Library Journal)
"Extraordinary worldbuilding and cascading levels of intrigue make Wilde's debut fantasy novel soar.... This well-written and fascinating exploration of a strange land is an extremely promising start for an exciting new writer." ( Publishers Weekly)
Winner, Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction, 2016
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3 out of 5 stars
By Cx on 20-11-16

Annoying performance

Did not like the performance because the performance over-pronaunced certain words so hands were haaaaannnnds. Not sure if this is the American accent or the lady not quite understanding that she does not have to read everything as if she fears for her life! What a shame. Otherwise, story is ok, not the amazing novelty it was cracked up to be though.

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3 out of 5 stars
By G. Parish on 06-06-16

Wait for it

I was ready to abandon this book early on. The tale gets better as it goes on. The characters get better as it develops. It ends on a high note, however, the overall quality of the book, while good, is not great. I would suggest buying this on a daily deal if possible.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Stacy Lynne on 13-05-16

Steampunk Styled City

This one was a lot of fun. The narration was great, and the story was imaginative. The setting seemed rather steampunk - living "bone" cities and a culture based on flying. The main character has strong family ties and a passion for flying. (Flying is the main mode of transportation, and the basis of most trades.) This was a well written world, and definitely has a lot of political drama - sometimes a bit hard to listen to, since it's not a overly fair society. But the story is well told - and I highly recommend it!

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