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Gold Wings Rising

Gold Wings Rising

The Skybound Saga (Volume 3)

Alex London

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)


In Gold Wings Rising, the final installment of Alex London's Skybound Saga, Kylee and Brysen must fight for their lives and their humanity. Book 1 was a Today Show Book Club Pick!

The war on the ground has ended, but the war with the sky has just begun. After the Siege of the Six Villages, the ghost eagles have trapped Uztaris on both sides of the conflict. The villagers and Kartami alike hide in caves, huddled in terror as they await nightly attacks. Kylee aims to plunge her arrows into each and every ghost eagle; in her mind, killing the birds is the only way to unshackle the city’s chains. But Brysen has other plans.

While the humans fly familiar circles around each other, the ghost eagles create schemes far greater and more terrible than either Kylee or Brysen could have imagined. Now, the tug-of-war between love and power begins to fray, threatening bonds of siblinghood and humanity alike.




Every night since the bursting moon was a fingernail sliver, the ghost eagles had returned to test their defenses, and every night, Kylee watched Brysen toss and turn in his sleep,...

Praise for Gold Wings Rising

"Following the battle-heavy Red Skies Falling (2019), this final entry effectively ties up many of the loose threads while maintaining a constant wingbeat of danger and intrigue." —Kirkus Reviews

"Gold Wings Rising wraps up Alex London’s intense, evocative Skybound Saga with a deeply satisfying conclusion that both builds on the established world and subverts its very foundations. Brutal, evocative, and brimming with heart and hope, Gold Wings Rising is a triumph of a final installment." —


Reviews from Goodreads

Alex London

Alex London is the beloved author of Black Wings Beating (Today Show Pick, two starred reviews) and Red Skies Falling (Seventeen Magazine Best Book of the Year, one starred review), as well as the middle-grade series Tides of War, Dog Tags, and The Wild Ones. His YA novel, Proxy, was an ALA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers and included in their 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults List. At one time a journalist reporting from conflict zones and refugee camps, Alex lives with his husband in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Sonia Sones

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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