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Untethered Sky by Fonda Lee (Hardcover)

Untethered Sky by Fonda Lee (Hardcover)

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Fiction - Fantasy - Dragons & Mythical Creatures


A young woman forms a temptestuous bond with a gigantic and deadly bird of prey in this epic fantasy fable about the pursuit of obsession at all costs, written by World Fantasy Award-winning author Fonda Lee.

Ester’s family was torn apart when a manticore killed her mother and baby brother, leaving her with nothing but her father’s painful silence and a single, overwhelming need to kill the monsters that took her family.

Ester’s path leads her to join the King’s Royal Mews, where the giant rocs of legend are flown to hunt manticores by their brave and dedicated ruhkers. Paired with a fledgling roc named Zahra, Ester finds purpose and acclaim by devoting herself to a calling that demands absolute sacrifice and a creature that will never return her love. The terrifying partnership between woman and roc leads Ester not only on the empire’s most dangerous manticore hunt, but on a journey of perseverance and acceptance.

"A beautifully told story of a young woman, her magnificent, monstrous raptor, and her journey through grief, obsession, courage, and love."—Kate Elliott

"Fonda Lee weaves an enchanted world of giant majestic birds, those who would bond with them, and the terrifying monsters they must pursue. In this beautifully spun tale, a woman driven by loss and the pursuit of justice will be tested by the limits of her endurance, and how much she is willing to sacrifice."—P. Djèlí Clark

"[A] powerful story of emotional freedom and learning to love without regret."—Library Journal

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