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A winged society faces the threat of ultimate extinction in the thrilling finale to Fran Wilde's Bone Universe fantasy series

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Unbound Worlds' Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books of September 2017

"One of the most fun, imaginative fantasy novels...I'm already anxiously awaiting her next book." --Book Riot on Updraft

"That rare bird, the follow-up to a highly praised first novel that doesn't just equal its predecessor's accomplishments, but exceeds them." --Locus on Cloudbound

A City of living bone towers crumbles to the ground and danger abounds. Kirit Densira has lost everything she loved the most--her mother, her home, and the skies above. Nat Brokenwings--once Kirit's brother long before the rebellion tore them apart--is still trying to save his family in the face of catastrophe. They will need to band together once more to ensure not just their own survival, but that of their entire community.

Bone Universe
1) Updraft
2) Cloudbound
3) Horizon
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 147 x 217 x 35mm | 482g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 076537787X
  • 9780765377876
  • 954,756

About Fran Wilde

FRAN WILDE is an author and technology consultant. In 2015, her first novel, Updraft, accomplished the rare feat of winning the Andre Norton Award for Best Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy while also being nominated for the Best Novel Nebula Award. Her short stories have appeared in Asimov's, Nature, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Wilde also blogs about food and genre at Cooking the Books, the popular social-parenting website GeekMom, and at The Washington Post.
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"A fantastic follow-up to Updraft--I liked it better than its predecessor, particularly for what it says about the politics of fear and prejudice, and how giving people what they want isn't always the best thing." --Aliette de Bodard, award-winning author of House of Shattered Wings

"A thrilling and complex tale about the most difficult stage of a revolution: what do you do after you win? Highly recommended both for the story it tells as well as how it tells that story. Wilde takes risks that pay off hugely." --Ken Liu, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of The Grace of Kings, on Cloudbound

"A book that's impossible to put down. [Wilde has] planted herself firmly in the "authors to watch" category." --Andrew Liptak on Updraft

"The world of the towers grown from bone, where residents strap on wings and soar the air currents, is captivating...Kirit's journey to find her place is satisfying, but the real draw is a world that readers will be anxious to revisit in future volumes of this exciting new series." --Library Journal, starred review, on Updraft
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136 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 29% (39)
4 32% (43)
3 28% (38)
2 9% (12)
1 3% (4)
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