From Brandon Sanderson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, the Stormlight Archive, and the internationally bestselling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war with an alien race called the Krell.
Spensa’s world has been under attack for decades. An alien race called the Krell leads onslaught after onslaught from the sky in a never-ending campaign to destroy humankind. But humanity is fighting back—and the brave starfighter pilots who battle the Krell are the heroes everyone looks up to.
Becoming a pilot has always been Spensa’s dream, but her fate is intertwined with that of her father—a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, leaving his daughter’s chances of attending Flight School at slim to none. No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, but she is determined to fly.
And the Krell just made that a possibility. They’ve doubled their fleet, which will make Spensa’s world twice as deadly . . . but just might take her skyward.