Orphaned in a horrific disaster, Trei joins his mother’s family on the Flying Islands. There, he finds his purpose in life: to become one of the kajurahi, those who fly with magical wings. He also finds his cousin Araene, whose own destiny is more powerful- and dangerous- than she had ever imagined.
It’s hard to describe The Floating Islands. I can say it’s about identity, grief, flight, magic, and cooking. I can tell you that it’s beautifully written, and emotionally true. I can say that it’s absolutely wonderful. All of which is true… but that doesn’t begin to do it justice.
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