The Endless Skies

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A charming and utterly refreshing young adult fantasy novel, The Endless Skies takes you on a coming-of-age journey as warrior-elect Rowan grapples with love, sacrifice, and finding her place in a world desperately in need of change.

We are first introduced to Rowan on the eve of her warrior ceremony, where she will take the oath to officially join the warrior ranks of the Leonadai. As a crisis unfolds, Rowan begins to uncover small omissions of truth that expose the faults of long-held traditions. She finds herself struggling with what the Leonadai motto, “loyalty above all,” truly means: is it following with blind faith or questioning the status quo? Her decision to act sets in motion a chain of events that reveal both the worst and most endearing aspects of the creatures that inhabit her world. Rowan’s physical journey runs parallel to her emotional and personal journey as she discovers who she is and where she wants to be.

The story manages to smoothly navigate thought-provoking themes around survival, humanity, hope, and forgiveness that resonate strongly in the present day. I absolutely adored this story and am slightly disappointed it’s a stand-alone work.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher Tor Teen
Publish Date 17-Aug-2021
ISBN 9781250302014 Buy this Book
Issue May 2022
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy