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The Resource Updraft, Fran Wilde

Updraft, Fran Wilde

Label
Updraft
Title
Updraft
Statement of responsibility
Fran Wilde
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Welcome to a world of wind and bone, songs and silence, betrayal and courage. Kirit Densira cannot wait to pass her wingtest and begin flying as a trader by her mother's side, being in service to her beloved home tower and exploring the skies beyond. When Kirit inadvertently breaks Tower Law, the city's secretive governing body, the Singers, demand that she become one of them instead. In an attempt to save her family from greater censure, Kirit must give up her dreams to throw herself into the dangerous training at the Spire, the tallest, most forbidding tower, deep at the heart of the City. As she grows in knowledge and power, she starts to uncover the depths of Spire secrets. Kirit begins to doubt her world and its unassailable Laws, setting in motion a chain of events that will lead to a haunting choice, and may well change the city forever--if it isn't destroyed outright"--
Member of
Summary
All Kirit Densira wants is to pass her wingtest, strap on her flying gear, and join her mother as a trader, ferrying much-needed supplies between towers made of living bone while eluding the predatory skymouths that snatch citizens from the air. When Kirit breaks Tower Law by deterring a skymouth attack, the enigmatic Singers -- who govern the city from within the Spire -- present her with an agonizing choice: sacrifice her life's dream in order to join their ranks or receive a sentence of death. Extensive world-building, layers of political intrigue, and a poignant coming-of-age story make this 1st book in a projected series a must-read. -- Description by Gillian Speace
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Nebula Awards: Andre Norton Award for YA Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2015.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10439398
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilde, Fran
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Bone universe novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imaginary places
  • Flight
  • Betrayal
  • Flying-machines
  • Single women
Target audience
adult
Label
Updraft, Fran Wilde
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/838/9780765377838/image/lgcover.9780765377838.jpg
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055252282
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9780765377838
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015019191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025790661
System control number
(OCoLC)913469933
Label
Updraft, Fran Wilde
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/838/9780765377838/image/lgcover.9780765377838.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055252282
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9780765377838
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015019191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025790661
System control number
(OCoLC)913469933

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