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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 05/06/2014
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Catherine Hunter is the daughter of a senior government official on the island of Anglya. She's one of the privileged - she has luxurious clothes, plenty to eat, and is protected from the Collections which have ravaged families throughout the land. But Catherine longs to escape the confines of her life, before her dad can marry her off to a government brat and trap her forever. So Catherine becomes Cat, pretends to be a kid escaping the Collections, and stows away on the skyship Stormdancer. As they leave Anglya behind and brave the storms that fill the skies around the islands of Tellus, Cat's world becomes more turbulent than she could ever have imagined, and dangerous secrets unravel her old life once and for all . . .

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408847657
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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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 *
Take Back the Skies is a brilliant debut and Lucy Saxon is definitely an author to keep your eye on! There are so many twists and turns in the book; I was absolutely captivated from the first page until the last. She writes beautifully and entertainingly and I can't wait to read more in this series! * uncorkedthoughts.blogspot.co.uk *
A fab fantasy debut from an exciting young author * Company *
Take Back the Skies is a fun and wild adventure into a fantasy world that becomes more vivid with every new word. It's a fast-paced story filled with tension and danger, one that kept me turning the pages as fast as I could because I wanted to see what was going to happen next. The cast of characters is great and the worldbuilding strong. Cat is such a likeable character that I felt her heartache when her adventure comes to an end and she comes full circle' This is a great book. * yolandafetsos.com *
I thought it was A M A Z I N G , a complete mix of love, tragedy, betrayal, excitement and beauty. From the moment I started I was hooked and I couldn't put it down. * Annabel, aged 10 *
For younger teens, the breathlessly paced adventure aspect of the novel will carry the story of a privileged heroine who stows away on a smugglers' skyship and persuades the not-so-motley crew to help her save her country. Sprinkled with popular elements of dystopia, steampunk, and noble love, the plot sparkles. The characters-spunky Cat, brooding Fox, the bromance pair of Ben and Matt-are types straight out of teen-friendly TV series like Firefly and Gilmore Girls. More books in this universe are promised, and Saxon has set up the world of Tellus well to support many rollicking tales. Ages 12-up. (June) * Publishers Weekly *

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“Take Back the Skies”

Catherine is one of the privileged few, she has enough to eat, luxuries and more importantly she does not have to fear the Collection, but Catherine finds this life confining and suffocating.

She stows away on one of... More

Paperback edition
30th August 2014
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“A brilliant debut”

take back the skies Fantasy and sci-fi fans will love this book, it's set in a world where skyships rule the skies and the government "Collect" children under the guise of training them for war...Cat... More

Paperback edition
14th May 2014
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Hux - Blogger, @littlehux

“Dystopian steampunk pirate ships and dismantling oppressive governments, a 101.”

Steampunk pirate ships.

I’m sure many of you, as I did when I first head that portion of premise, just sat up and went excuse me?

Let me introduce you to one of my new favourite series: The Tellus Saga by Lucy Saxon... More

Paperback edition
3 similar books recommended
14th February 2017
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