April 10, 2012
April 10, 2012
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.& 160; The only one who fully understands his passion is Araene, his newfound cousin.& 160; 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.& 160; 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.
From the Hardcover edition.
In this imaginative fantasy, two fiercely connected cousins, Trei and Araene, must work save their home. Newly orphaned, Trei arrives at his uncle's home on the Floating Islands in deep mourning for his family. The exotic culture there is fascinating, however, and soon he longs to join the winged protectors, the kajurai. Araene struggles with the strict rules of her home and longs to follow a path forbidden to girls. As the two follow their dangerous dreams, they discover that their destinies lie together. Rachel Neumeier is also the author of the Griffin Mage Trilogy.
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic, Family / General
- Age: Teen
- Language: English
- Author: Rachel Neumeier
- Online Item #: 13870999
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-77-8743
- ISBN: 9780440240600
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported