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Black Wings Beating

(2018)
(The first book in the Skybound Saga series)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"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

"A ferocious fantasy world coupled with two formidable protagonists, Black Wings Beating is a heart-pounding story that lures readers deep into the high-stakes tradition of falconry, and challenges them to examine what they'd be willing to do in order to protect those they love. Stunning and arresting; a must-read." - Dhonielle Clayton

"Epic thrills, heart-punching romance, and a marvel of a hero." - Adam Silvera


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Used availability for Alex London's Black Wings Beating

Hardback Editions

September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Black Wings Beating (The Skybound Saga)
Author(s): Alex London
ISBN: 0-374-30682-6 / 978-0-374-30682-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Paperback Editions

September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Black Wings Beating (The Skybound Saga)
Author(s): Alex London
ISBN: 1-250-21148-4 / 978-1-250-21148-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
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Audio Editions

October 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Black Wings Beating (The Skybound Saga)
Author(s): Alex London
ISBN: 1-4272-9941-2 / 978-1-4272-9941-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Young Listeners
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September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Black Wings Beating: Skybound Saga, Book 1
Author(s): Alex London
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


September 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Black Wings Beating: Skybound Saga, Book 1
Author(s): Alex London
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Black Wings Beating: Skybound Saga, Book 1
Author(s): Alex London
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Black Wings Beating (The Skybound Saga Book 1)
Author(s): Alex London
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU