About the Book
Author: RJ Anderson
Genre: Christian Fantasy
Release Date: August 18, 2020
To save her people, a wingless girl must learn to fly.
As a piskey girl born without wings and raised underground, Ivy yearns for flight almost as much as she misses her long-lost mother. But the world outside the Delve is full of danger, and her dreams seem hopeless until she meets a mysterious faery who makes her an enticing offer: If Ivy helps him escape the Delve’s dungeon, he’ll teach her how to fly.
Freeing Richard could cost Ivy her reputation, perhaps even her life. But when her fellow piskeys start to disappear and her beloved little sister goes missing, Ivy has no choice but to take the risk.
Deadly threats and shocking revelations await Ivy as she ventures into a strange new world, uncovers long-buried secrets about her family’s past, and finds that no one—not even herself—is entirely what they seem.
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Guest Review from Donna Cline
What I think you should know:
Swift is a Christian Fantasy by R.J. Anderson. IIt is the first book in the Flight and Flame Trilogy. The book follows a wingless piskey, which is a cornish fairy.
What you might need to know:
The book contains Pisky, Spriggan and Faery. It has magic, including magic that is not always used for good.
What I think about this book:
I had never heard of a Piskey and did not know what to expect, however the book was fascinating. Ivy is a wingless girl in a society where wings are treasured. I enjoyed learning about Anderson’s interpretation of Piskeys, Spriggans and faery. The story was spellbinding and kept me turning the pages to see what would happen next with Ivy. I enjoyed getting to see her and her strength in spite of being different than her family and friends. The story had a lot of dark twists that I did not see coming. A bad guy who quoted Shakespeare and spoke in riddles, the disappearance of loved ones. I am very interested to see what happens in the next book.
I received a complimentary copy for this book from Celebrate Lit, this in no way influenced my review. All opinions are my own.
About the Author
Born in Uganda to missionary parents, J. (Rebecca Joan) Anderson is a women’s Bible teacher, a wife and mother of three, and a bestselling fantasy author for older children and teens. Her debut novel Knife has sold more than 120,000 copies worldwide, while her other books have been shortlisted for the Nebula Award, the Christy Award, and the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Science Fiction. Rebecca lives with her family in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
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To celebrate her tour, R.J. is giving away the grand prize package of a signed and personalized bookplate, two bookmarks, and two beautiful blank-inside notecards with artwork by Kirk DouPonce and Rory Kurtz!!
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