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Publisher Description

From Fran Wilde comes Updraft, the Nebula finalist and Andre Norton Award-winning first novel in the Bone Universe saga

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.

Bone Universe
1) Updraft
2) Cloudbound
3) Horizon (September 2017)

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Sci-Fi & Fantasy
September 1
Tom Doherty Associates

Customer Reviews

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Fran Wilde has done something truly outstanding with Updraft. In a landscape of zombie apocalypses, teen vampires, and medieval power struggles, she has created a wholly unique world. I promise, you've never seen anything like The City. And Updraft's protagonist, Kirit, is equal parts smart and flawed, making her one of the more compelling characters I've ever read. I found myself flying through this book, both in terms of how much I wanted to read it, and in terms of how Ms. Wilde brought her world to life.

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