About the BookA breakout standalone epic fantasy for fans of Wonder Woman and Black Panther, from the acclaimed author of A THOUSAND FIRES.
Shannon Price's The Endless Skies is a breakout standalone epic fantasy about shapeshifting warriors perfect for fans of Adrienne Young and Wonder Woman.High above the sea, floats the pristine city of the Heliana. Home to winged-lion shapeshifters--the Leonodai--and protected from the world of humans by an elite group of warriors, the Heliana has only known peace. After years of brutal training, seventeen-year-old Rowan is ready to prove her loyalty to the city and her people to become one of the Leonodai warriors. But before Rowan can take the oath, a deadly disease strikes the city's children. Soon the warriors--including two of Rowan's closest friends--are sent on a dangerous mission to find a fabled panacea deep within enemy lands. Left behind, Rowan learns a devastating truth that could compromise the mission and the fate of the Heliana itself. She must make a decision: stay with the city and become a warrior like she always dreamed, or risk her future in an attempt to save everyone she loves. Whatever Rowan decides, she has to do it fast, because time is running out, and peace can only last so long...
"Price creates a brilliant and unique world that you won't want to leave, filled with achingly real characters and heart-wrenching decisions. An unforgettable and adrenaline filled ride from start to finish."--Alexandra Overy, author of These Feathered Flames"In this standout fantasy, Price has created an enthralling world that keeps readers engaged from the first page. . . . A wonderful read recommended for all fantasy fans, especially those who enjoy the works of Julie Kagawa, Leigh Bardugo, and -Cassandra Clare."--School Library Journal "Full of thrilling action, adventure, secrets, and a few surprising twists . . . The writing evokes a constant feeling of desperate last hope, which adds to the suspense . . . A thrilling and fast-paced adventure."--Kirkus Reviews "A gripping adventure filled with surprising twists and heart, The Endless Skies captivated from beginning to end."--KayLynn Flanders, author of Shielded "The Endless Skies deftly combines all the hallmarks of classic YA with the best of epic fantasy. The result is a perfect blend of sweetly tangled romance and realistic friendship dynamics in an action-packed story with a magical world rich in myth and legend. Fans of fantastical creatures and fast-paced adventures will fly though this."--Nicki Pau Preto, author of the Crown of Feathers trilogy "With themes of friendship, family, and loyalty at its core, The Endless Skies is a heartfelt adventure story that looks at the way learned hatred can fester in people, and the strength to be found in community, all against the backdrop of a harrowing race against time. This soaring fantasy is perfect for fans of Sky in the Deep and Wonder Woman."--Kalyn Josephson, author of The Storm Crow "Unique world-building, a fast-paced plot, and lion-hearted warrior characters combine to make The Endless Skies a fresh twist in the classic epic fantasy genre. You'll fly right through it."--Sarah Henning, author of The Princess Will Save You and Sea Witch Raves for A THOUSAND FIRES: "Brutal and beautiful, A THOUSAND FIRES broke my heart. A fast-paced tragedy of love, betrayal, and vengeance." --Heidi Heilig, author of FOR A MUSE OF FIRE "A Thousand Fires pulls you in close and shows you the essence of what it means to keep fighting. Shannon Price is one to watch." --Gwenda Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds "Modern, unflinching and filled with haunting, lingering imagery, A Thousand Fires gives the story of the Iliad the bare-knuckled update it deserves." --Colleen Oakes, author of The Black Coats
About the AuthorSHANNON PRICE is a proud Filipina-American and Bay Area native. She once led an a cappella group for three years despite not knowing how to read music, and she carries that same level of confidence in every area of her life. When not writing, she can be found watching baking shows, exploring old bookstores, and going to the beach as often as she can. A Thousand Fires was her first novel.