The Flight of the Silvers

The Flight of the Silvers

Book - 2014
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"I could list the wonders of this new world for a while, but I'd rather let you discover them for yourself when you read the book. You should read this book! I loved The Flight of the Silvers . I found it very difficult to put it aside to deal with my own life…It really is an amazing book." --SF Crow's Nest


Without warning, the world comes to an end for Hannah and Amanda Given. The sky looms frigid white. The electricity falters. Airplanes everywhere crash to the ground. But the Givens are saved by mysterious strangers, three fearsome and beautiful beings who force a plain silver bracelet onto each sister's wrist. Within moments, the sky comes down in a crushing sheet of light and everything around them is gone.

Shielded from the devastation by their silver adornments, the Givens suddenly find themselves elsewhere, a strange new Earth where restaurants move through the air like flying saucers and the fabric of time is manipulated by common household appliances.

Soon Hannah and Amanda are joined by four other survivors from their world--a mordant cartoonist, a shy teenage girl, a brilliant young Australian, and a troubled ex-prodigy. Hunted by enemies they never knew they had and afflicted with temporal abilities they never wanted, the sisters and their companions begin a cross-country journey to find the one man who can save them--before time runs out.


" The Flight of the Silvers is a fabulous piece of speculative fiction. Its opening chapter is completely captivating, introducing Amanda and Hannah in a way that is unforgettable… This is an intricately plotted novel and it is also a beautifully written one. Enjoyable wordplay -- including the creation of new words and the clever use of phrases -- make The Flight of the Silvers as intellectually engaging as it is fun…. It's a substantial book but a hugely enjoyable one and it is extremely difficult to put down." --For Winter Nights blog
Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, c2014
ISBN: 9780399164989
0399164987
Branch Call Number: SF PRI
Characteristics: 594 p. ;,25 cm

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KarenE61 Mar 05, 2015

Outstanding! I give author Price "A" for originality, plot, characters, and quality of writing. This book is a perfect mix of action and dialogue. The characters are introspective without becoming boring. The "heroes" have flaws, the "villains" believe they are the "good guys"...and the plot twists leave the reader guessing until the end. I tend to prefer hard science fiction over fantasy, but Price blends the two seamlessly. Although this is the first book in a new series, it does have a comfortable ending (which is a big plus in my estimation; I hate cliffhangers!) If I have any criticism, it's the relative lack of world building. While Price tells us what we need to know, it's just the foundation. If he expands upon the setting in the next book(s) as skillfully as he develops the plot and characters in this one, this series is sure to make my "favorites" list.

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KarenE61 Mar 05, 2015

KarenE61 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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