On Swift Wings

On Swift Wings : The Travails of Cygnus

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What if you survived a plane crash only to be surrounded by sentient horses, feral humans, giants, immortals, necromancers, anti-intellectuals and more?Double Winner of the 2020 Reader Views Literary Awards - Humor/Satire, Canada West Region
Current Vote Leader - OnlineBookClub.org 2020 Book of the Year

On Swift Wings is the story of Cygnus, an ordinary young man whose travels and adventures shine a society-vexing satirical light on modern life. It is a brilliantly written, fantastic update of Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, written in his original sardonic style.

In a quest to survive his predicament, he encounters fantastic creatures and learns of their ways. His odyssey takes him to places inhabited by giants and tiny diminutive humans, decrepifying immortals, anti-intellectuals, and magic-wielding necromancers.

On Swift Wings is a deep, expertly written fantasy/adventure novel that encourages readers to examine their world through the satirical lens of several stunningly painted unique and isolated islands filled sly humour.

If you love classic satire and fantasy, read Brett Wiens' modern masterpiece, On Swift Wings.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25mm | 717g
  • English
  • 7 Illustrations
  • 1999098013
  • 9781999098018

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"This is a must-read for anyone looking for a good adventure." - Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite"A unique and wonderfully detailed literary fantasy novel." - IndieReader"A stunning satirical debut novel" - Paige Lovitt for Reader Views"On Swift Wings is a satirical work that delivers a fascinating tale as Wiens breathes new life into the world of Gulliver's Travels through Cygnus's adventures. Intelligent writing that evokes commentary and conversation." - Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite"Brett Wiens is a master storyteller and this novel, the work of a rich imagination, is littered with humor. A spellbinding and delightful read." - Ruffina Oserio for Readers' FavoriteThe book is filled with detailed descriptions and the author puts great effort into creating vivid settings for his unique scenes - Malcolm P - Amazon.comThis is a fantastic modern version of Gulliver's Travels! The update was very well done. It wasn't just the same story set in current times; it was a similar story that reflects it's origins, and also how the world has changed to become where it is today. The story is told with humour and intelligence - a truly enjoyable read! - Snowflake - Amazon.caThe descriptions of the unknown lands were very vivid. I can still picture some of the scenes in my mind very clearly, days after completing the book. The beings that were encountered were also described in detail. The reader is able to feel a sense of each society as a whole, as well as get to know some individuals in that land. - Snowflake for OnlineBookClub.org
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11 ratings
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4 45% (5)
3 18% (2)
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