The sequel to the New York Times bestseller Skyward!From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, the Mistborn trilogy, and the Stormlight Archive comes the second book in an epic series about a girl with a secret in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.All her life, Spensa has dreamed of becoming a pilot. Of proving she's a hero like her father. She made it to the sky, but the truths she learned about her father were crushing. The rumors of his cowardice are true--he deserted his flight during battle against the Krell. Worse, though, he turned against his team and attacked them.Spensa is sure there's more to the story. And she's sure that whatever happened to her father in his starship could happen to her. When she made it outside the protective shell of her planet, she heard the stars--and it was terrifying. Everything Spensa has been taught about her world is a lie.But Spensa also discovered a few other things aboutherself--and she'll travel to the end of the galaxy to save humankind if she needs to."[A] nonstop, highflying opener." --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"Sanderson delivers a cinematic adventure that explores the defining aspects of the individual versus the society. . . . Fans of Sanderson will not be disappointed." --SLJ"It is impossible to turn the pages fast enough." --Booklist"He's simply a brilliant writer. Period." --Patrick Rothfuss, author of the New York Times bestseller The Name of the Wind, on Brandon Sanderson.Praise for Skyward, Book One:A New York Times Bestseller★, "Startling revelations and stakes-raising implications...Sanderson plainly had a ball with this nonstop, highflying opener, and readers will too.-Kirkus Reviews, Starred★, "With this action-packed trilogy opener, Sanderson offers up a resourceful, fearless heroine and a memorable cast...[and] as the pulse-pounding story intensifies and reveals its secrets, a cliffhanger ending sets things up for the next installment."-Publishers Weekly, Starred"Sanderson delivers a cinematic adventure that explores the defining aspects of the individual versus the society....Serious moments are balanced with animated scenes, leaving a playful feel over the tense undertone of the novel...[and] fans of Sanderson will not be disappointed."-SLJ"Reading this book is like standing inside a video game: all action and movement. Sanderson's aerial dogfights are so masterful that it is impossible to turn the pages fast enough."-BooklistPraise for Brandon Sanderson's Reckoners series:#1 New York Times Bestselling Series"Another win for Sanderson . . . he's simply a brilliant writer. Period."-Patrick Rothfuss, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The Name of the Wind"Action-packed."-EW"Compelling. . . . Sanderson uses plot twists that he teases enough for readers to pick up on to distract from the more dramatic reveals he has in store."-AV CluBrandon Sanderson is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Reckoners series: Steelheart, Firefight, and Calamity and the e-original Mitosis, the New York Times bestseller Skyward and its sequel Starsight, the internationally bestselling Mistborn trilogy, and the Stormlight Archive. He was chosen to complete Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series. His books have been published in more than twenty-five languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Brandon lives and writes in Utah. To learn more about him and his books, visit him at brandonsanderson.com or follow @BrandSanderson on Twitter and Instagram.
This is the first of many collections of my short stories. Some are sweet, some are scandalous. If horror or hermaphrodites send you running, this is not the book for you. If you like romance, sex, intersex, and scandal, then you are in the right place.Your plane flight will go much smoother. If you like tame stories with no sex or hand holding, I also have a murder mystery series about Marvin the Magnificent Squirrel.You can follow me on Twitter @ScarlettInke.PS - Please don't tell my mother I wrote this book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirk Harnack. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100542/bk_acx0_100542_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Arthur Smith is a "national treasure", extremely well-loved, with more than 45K Twitter followers. An anthology of Arthur Smith’s uniquely varied written work, this is Arthur's first book for many years. 100 Things I Meant to Tell You brings together 100 stories, poems, and articles gathered over a colourful lifetime making a living on the comedy circuit. In 2005, Arthur turned down a Perrier Award for Lifetime Achievement, saying, “They wanted to tell me I was old and cool; well, I know that already.” Currently the popular host of BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club, he has travelled all over the British Isles and the rest of the world performing and reporting on a range of subjects as diverse as flotsam and jetsam in Holland (in a series for BBC 1’s The One Show) and more recently, goat yoga in Ipswich, but never before has he corralled all these wonderful stories into book form. Some humorous, some anecdotal, some nostalgic, and some extremely poignant, the stories include the time Arthur was arrested for "breach of the peace and possession of a megaphone", the time he hitched a lift from a nun and heard his own voice (imitating Leonard Cohen) playing on her car radio, the fight he had with Billy Connelly, his flight in a Tiger Moth, and - in verse - his hatred of Teletubbies. Covering a huge range of subjects and emotions, tales of hilarious, chaotic antics are juxtaposed with gentle, bittersweet stories about love affairs that ended badly and his mother’s journey into dementia, making this a cornucopia of delight for Arthur Smith fans everywhere. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/162915/bk_acx0_162915_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.