Get a free audiobook

CDN$ 14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

Orphans. Runaways. Thieves. The Avians don’t ask questions about a girl’s past. Or her age. They need glider pilots, and the smaller the better.

Raisa is 14. Born to a line of powerful silk merchants, her rebellion against an arranged marriage is doomed. The Avians are her only alternative.

Mel is the young servant blamed for Raisa’s disappearance. She meets an Avian recruiter and seizes the chance to spite her employer.

When Mel and Raisa are sworn in with two other girls to form Blackbird squad, their simmering conflict undermines the whole team.

The flying is difficult, the discipline is fierce, and the older pilots don’t even bother to learn their names. The Blackbirds are starting to look like the weakest squad in years.

Then a deadly accident reveals the truth: only the best survive.

©2017 Timothy Armstrong (P)2018 Timothy Armstrong

What the critics say

"Hold on tight! Gwyn’s fantastic world-building literally takes us soaring through an alien sky, where every glimpse adds a new level to this brilliantly complex world. An original, entertaining science fiction novel. I look forward to what this author does next." (Julie E. Czerneda, author of The Clan Chronicles)

What listeners say about Avians

Average Customer Ratings

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No reviews are available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • D. Sturgeon
  • 2018-12-12

Wonderful Story!

I received this audio book for free in exchange for my honest review. I loved this story. It's original premise, excellent writing and superb narration all combine to make this one a can't miss tale.