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Almost King (#2 Take Back the Skies)
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Lucy Saxon
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Almost King (#2 Take Back the Skies)

Lucy Saxon



Fantasy » Young Adult;
Science Fiction » Future Society;
Science Fiction » Young Adult;
Science Fiction » Steampunk Sci-Fi;
Young Adult » Young Adult Science Fiction


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Aleks Vasin is the youngest of four brothers, each with his path mapped out. But Aleks doesn't want to work in his father's shop in a village in the westernmost corner of Siberene for the rest of his life. Tired of being picked on and treated like the runt of the family, he decides to save his parents the cost of his keep and leave. First he heads south - though everyone tells him not to - to Rudavin, headquarters of the Kingsguard. He signs up for the army, little knowing what brutality it entails. After only a few weeks, Aleks realises that this garrison is full of liars and thieves; he's signed away four years of his life to a commander who steals his money and a captain whose only goal is power. This is not a noble destiny. After a brutal beating, Aleks escapes into the night, hoping to find safety and a new life somewhere in the north.

By:   Lucy Saxon
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
Weight:   290g
ISBN:   9781408847701
ISBN 10:   1408847701
Series:   Take Back the Skies
Pages:   1
Publication Date:   May 2015
Recommended Age:   From 12 years
Audience:   Young adult ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

This absolutely cracking debut novel from Lucy Saxon ... is a delicious cocktail incorporating steampunk, His Dark Materials and George Orwell ... About as good a YA adventure as you'll see all year. SFX on Take Back the Skies A fab fantasy debut from an exciting young author Company on Take Back the Skies

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