The Floating Islands (Google eBook)

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Random House Children's Books, Feb 8, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 400 pages
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When Trei loses his family in a tragic disaster, he must search out distant relatives in a new land. The Floating Islands are unlike anything Trei has ever seen: stunning, majestic, and graced with kajurai, men who soar the skies with wings.

Trei is instantly sky-mad, and desperate to be a kajurai himself.† The only one who fully understands his passion is Araene, his newfound cousin.† Prickly, sarcastic, and gifted, Araene has a secret of her own . . . a dream a girl cannot attain.

Trei and Araene quickly become conspirators as they pursue their individual paths.† But neither suspects that their lives will be deeply entwined, and that the fate of the Floating Islands will lie in their hands. . . .

Filled with rich language, and told in alternating voices, The Floating Islands is an all-encompassing young adult fantasy read.


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User Review  - EuronerdLibrarian - LibraryThing

Look, if you want to write an omniscient novel, write from an omniscient point of view! Donít give us long, somewhat telepathic descriptions of what a 14-year boy can interpret from a personís facial ... Read full review

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Jessie's List of Reasons Why *You* Should Read The Floating Islands: ~ magic! (Of the two novels by this author that I have read so far, she takes pains to create unique, if somewhat similar, systems ... Read full review

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RACHEL NEUMEIER is the author of several fantasy novels, for both adults and young adults, including Knopf's The City in the Lake.†The Floating Islands is her second YA book.


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