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Black Wings Beating
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Black Wings Beating
The Skybound Saga, Book 1

"Epic thrills, heart-punching romance, and a marvel of a hero" —Adam Silvera, New York Times-bestselling author of They Both Die at the End

The people of Uztar have long looked to the sky with hope and wonder. Nothing in their world is more revered than the birds of prey and no one more honored than the falconers who call them to their fists.

Brysen strives to be a great falconer—while his twin sister, Kylee, rejects her ancient gifts for the sport and wishes to be free of falconry. She's nearly made it out, too, but a war is rolling toward their home in the Six Villages, and no bird or falconer will be safe.

Together the twins must journey into the treacherous mountains to trap the Ghost Eagle, the greatest of the Uztari birds and a solitary killer. Brysen goes for the boy he loves and the glory he's long craved, and Kylee to atone for her past and to protect her brother's future. But both are hunted by those who seek one thing: power.

In this first young-adult fantasy audiobook in a trilogy, Alex London launches a soaring saga about the memories that haunt us, the histories that hunt us, and the bonds of blood between us.

"Epic thrills, heart-punching romance, and a marvel of a hero" —Adam Silvera, New York Times-bestselling author of They Both Die at the End

The people of Uztar have long looked to the sky with hope and wonder. Nothing in their world is more revered than the birds of prey and no one more honored than the falconers who call them to their fists.

Brysen strives to be a great falconer—while his twin sister, Kylee, rejects her ancient gifts for the sport and wishes to be free of falconry. She's nearly made it out, too, but a war is rolling toward their home in the Six Villages, and no bird or falconer will be safe.

Together the twins must journey into the treacherous mountains to trap the Ghost Eagle, the greatest of the Uztari birds and a solitary killer. Brysen goes for the boy he loves and the glory he's long craved, and Kylee to atone for her past and to protect her brother's future. But both are hunted by those who seek one thing: power.

In this first young-adult fantasy audiobook in a trilogy, Alex London launches a soaring saga about the memories that haunt us, the histories that hunt us, and the bonds of blood between us.

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  • Alex London has written books for adults, children, and teens. The first book in the Skybound Saga, Black Wings Beating—which the New York Times Book Review called "brilliantly crafted"—was a NBC Today Show Book Club Pick, a Kirkus Best YA Book of the Year, and received several starred reviews. His young adult debut, Proxy, was an ALA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers, a 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults, a Rainbow List Selection, and appeared on state reading lists across the country. At one time a journalist reporting from conflict zones and refugee camps, Alex lives with his husband in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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  • AudioFile Magazine Michael Crouch and Brittany Pressley alternate narrating this thrilling series starter. Teens Kylee and Brysen are brother-and-sister twins who are trying to track and capture a legendary ghost eagle in a fantasy universe where birds of prey are worshiped. Both narrators are well cast for their roles as they guide listeners through an emotional spectrum that ranges from the intensity of life-threatening moments on the hunt to tender scenes of sibling affection and romantic attraction, mostly involving Brysen. Although both narrators are skilled, Pressley's expressive vocal performance is particularly impressive, bringing to life London's intricate worldbuilding as well as all the secondary characters' personalities. Listeners will be eager for for the next installment in the Skybound Saga. S.A.C. � AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine
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