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Sunreach

Written by: Brandon Sanderson, Janci Patterson
Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
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Publisher's Summary

From number one best-selling author Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson comes the first of three Skyward series novellas, each told from the perspective of a different member of the team back on Detritus. Listen to FM's story between Starsight and Cytonic.

When a planet-destroying Delver suddenly appears in the sky of Detritus and vanishes just as suddenly, FM knows that the last free human society got lucky. Her Skyward Flight companion, Spensa, figured out how to draw this Delver away, but it won’t be so easy next time.

The forces of the Galactic Superiority will be back - and if the Defiant Defense Force can’t figure out a way to escape the planet, humanity’s destruction is only a matter of time. Spensa’s mission to infiltrate the Superiority unveiled the secret to their hyperdrives - a cytonic slug species called the Taynix. Now FM’s flightleader, Jorgen, has found a large group of Taynix hiding in the caverns far below Detritus’s surface.

FM and Jorgen must work together with the engineer Rig to awaken the mysterious alien Alanik and unlock the powers of the Taynix, or humanity will be trapped. With Spensa’s friend Minister Cuna of the Superiority stranded at the outpost of Sunreach, they need to figure out how to rescue them - or the Superiority government will be in the sole clutches of those who want to wipe out Detritus once and for all.

Praise for Skyward

An Instant New York Times Best Seller

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

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What the critics say

"Startling revelations and stakes-raising implications...Sanderson plainly had a ball with this nonstop, highflying opener, and readers will too." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

"With this action-packed trilogy opener, Sanderson offers up a resourceful, fearless heroine and a memorable cast." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

"It is impossible to turn the pages fast enough." (Booklist)

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REAL GOOD 👍

This book was a great story to fill in some background story until we get Cytonic in a few weeks. It added some essential information for the whole story. 🌟

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AMAZING!

This story continues to blow me away at every turn and the narration is superb!

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loved it!

this is absolutely I must for anyone that likes this series! FM was a great and fun character to follow

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fantastic

this was just great! I loved it just as much as the main novels! on to the next!

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Very enjoyable series.

I've enjoyed all the novels and novellas in this series and I am looking forward to the next installment.

I was at first concerned that this would be about glorifying war, but thankfully, that's not the case. The battle scenes are brief, which I like, as I am to type to fast forward those in most movies. The series is a lot more about making connections and breaking assumptions so that we can understand each other, no matter the species. The narrator is perfect.

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Short and Sweet

All the skyward books have been fun, and this novella just adds. Brandon Sanderson managed to fit elements moving the plot and several characters forward. Not to mention having some complete subplots and some excellent character development. It makes me even more excited for the next Skyward novella and the next full book as well. Great listen.

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Worthwhile side character story.

This made me go back and re-listen to the series from the beginning after I finished it. There isn't anything to say that hasn't already been said really. It is an interesting and compelling story with well written characters, a good pace, and it adds to the main books in the series in my opinion.

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Another excellent installment

Well written and performed. Interesting because the main character in this book is not the same as in the previous books. Can't wait for the next book in the series.

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So much better than I expected!

I'll be honest, I thought this was going to be kind of like a bonus story, and I was not interested. We all have that "let me go back to the main story" feeling. Oh boy was I wrong. Not only was this story essential, but it was filled with soft and craaaazy emotions. And the end!!! Holy Moly Smoky Cabroni! The end was beautifully executed. If you're not sure about this one, definitely give it a try.

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This was Awesome!

Catching up with the rest of skyward flight was honestly one of the only major things I really missed a lot in Starsight.
To me this feels insanely well crafted it feels exactly the same as if Brandon wrote it himself and the story was amazing it really was a great thing while waiting for Cytonic.

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