THE SKYLARK’S SONG
Book One of The Skylark’s Saga
(Reuts Publications, September 2018)
A Saskwyan flight mechanic with uncanny luck, seventeen-year-old Robin Arianhod grew up in the shadow of a decade-long war. But the skies are stalked by the Coyote—a ruthless Klonn pilot who picks off crippled airships and retreating soldiers. And as the only person to have survived an aerial dance with Saskwya’s greatest scourge, Robin has earned his attention.
As a Pilot, Robin is good. But the Coyote is better. When he shoots her down and takes her prisoner, Robin finds herself locked into a new kind of dance. The possibility of genuine affection from a man who should be her enemy has left her with a choice: accept the Coyote’s offer of freedom and romance in exchange for repairing a strange rocket pack that could spell Saskwya’s defeat, but become a traitor to her country. Or betray her own heart and escape. If she takes the rocket pack and flees, she could end the war from the inside.
Filled with intrigue, forbidden romance, and a touch of steampunk, The Skylark’s Song soars in this new duology from the award-winning author of The Accidental Turn Series.
Robin Arianhod is on the run. Her former arch-nemesis, The Coyote, has allowed her to escape his prison with a rocketpack of mysterious origins and incredible power that could turn the tide of the war. But not without declaring his love for her.
Unfortunately, the front is chaotic and there’s no way she could cross back into Saskwyia; not alive, at any rate. Her only other option is to try to lose herself in the sprawl of the Klonnish Capital. She’d be dead if anyone found out who she was, so the only way Robin can go home is to take up vigilantism, don a disguise and the rocketpack, and to try to finish this war from the inside as The Skylark.
Robin acquires allies in a mysterious underground network of Klonn rebels who seem to be as sick of this war as Robin is. The question is – are they really on her side, or are they just using the Skylark for bait? And when the Coyote crash-lands on the Network’s doorstep, can Robin trust that he’s turned his coat? Or will the mysterious secret of his true identity lead Robin, and her new found friends, to their deaths?
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