Black Wings Beating by Alex London audiobook

Black Wings Beating

By Alex London
Read by Michael Crouch  and Brittany Pressley

Macmillan Young Listeners 9780374306823

The Skybound Saga: Book 1

8.46 Hours 1
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"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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Summary

Summary

"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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Enter the gritty culture of cutthroat falconry in Alexander London’s Black Wings Beating and prepare to be riveted. This book has so much to recommend it that I don’t know where to begin: clever writing, boisterous, endearing characters, and threats coming from every direction, be they dark wings in the sky or a band of nomadic zealots with a reputation for slaughter. You’ll be caught up in the adventure from the first chapter. And did I mention the falcons? You’ll fall in love with the falcons.” Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times Bestselling author
"Black Wings Beating takes the fantasy genre to soaring new heights with its epic thrills, heart-punching romance, and a marvel of a hero.” Adam Silvera, New York Times Bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Alex London

Author Bio: Alex London

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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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.46
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English