Lucinda Roy continues the Dreambird Chronicles, her explosive first foray into speculative fiction, with Flying the Coop, the thought-provoking sequel to The Freedom Race
Dreams are promises your imagination makes to itself.
In the disunited states, no person of color—especially not a girl whose body reimagines flight—is safe. A quest for Freedom has brought former Muleseed Jellybean “Ji-ji” Silapu to D.C., aka Dream City, the site of monuments and memorials—where, long ago, the most famous Dreamer of all time marched for the same cause.
As Ji-ji struggles to come to terms with her shocking metamorphosis and her friends, Tiro and Afarra, battle formidable ghosts of their own, the former U.S. capital decides whose dreams it wants to invest in and whose dreams it will defer. The journeys the three friends take to liberate themselves and others will not simply defy the status quo, they will challenge the nature of reality itself.
Book Two of the Dreambird Chronicles
The Dreambird Chronicles
The Freedom Race
Flying the Coop
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Roy packs a punch with this heart-wrenching sequel to The Freedom Race, set in a dystopian near-future America that has reinstituted slavery. The cost of freedom remains just as steep as in the first book, but the protagonists now have far more to lose if they fail. Ji-Ji Silapu has made it to the free Dream City. It's both exactly and nothing like she fantasized about back on Planting 437. To get there, she faked her own death, and now she relies on her friends, Tiro and Afarra, together with mentors, coaches, and trusted leaders of the abolition group Friends of Freedom, to keep herself hidden. Ji-Ji and Afarra adjust both to their new home and to Ji-Ji's newly sprouted wings in relative secrecy. But the more time they spend in Dream City, facing setbacks and disappointments, the more they realize that freedom isn't just a place, it's a movement, a process, and a story. When secessionists threaten the tenuous free status of Dream City, Ji-Ji must decide who she can trust and what her role will be in the coming revolution. As harrowing as it is gripping, this will leave readers anxiously awaiting the series finale.