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Airs of Night and Sea
     

Airs of Night and Sea

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by Toby Bishop
 

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Bonded with a winged foal by accident, country girl Larkyn Hamley transformed herself into a strong, willful young woman at the Academy of the Air. Now, her most difficult challenge is upon her. And in this test, failure will be fatal.
 
Darkness is overtaking the Duchy of Oc. Driven by jealousy and madness, Duke William is determined to

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Bonded with a winged foal by accident, country girl Larkyn Hamley transformed herself into a strong, willful young woman at the Academy of the Air. Now, her most difficult challenge is upon her. And in this test, failure will be fatal.
 
Darkness is overtaking the Duchy of Oc. Driven by jealousy and madness, Duke William is determined to found his own flying school, where the valuable flying horses of Oc will learn to bond with well-born young men . . . instead of arrogant women. Once he has control of the air, nothing will stand in his way—not even the soon-to-be outdone horsemistresses.
 
At the Academy, Lark and her fellow flyers struggle to learn their craft while under William's yoke. His spies and soldiers are everywhere. Worse still is the absence of their beloved instructor, Mistress Philippa, who has been forced into hiding.
 
But when the Academy of the Air is threatened, Lark and her beloved Black Seraph must gather all of their allies from the air to the ground. For if they do not soar now, none will ever see the skies again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440659539
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/30/2008
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,161,366
File size:
508 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Airs of Night and Sea 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
There is trouble brewing in the Duchy of Oc as Duke William is obsessing over riding a flying magical horse; a feat only women are capable of doing. He thinks that with the potion he is taking that gives him breasts, a beardless face, and a female shape he will be able to ride his steed Diamond. He has cut back on funds to the Academy of Air run by women who train young girls to ride the flying horses in service of the duchy.

He sends his militia to the Academy of Air to spy on the people who reside there. Mistress Philippa Winter is in hiding from the duke, who wants to punish her for her transgression. He kidnaps the Kree trainee Amelia from the school as a hostage believing that will force Philippe out of hiding. Larkyn ¿Lark Hamley, flies to Kree to tell Amelia¿s father what the Duke has done to his daughter. A warship attacks the duchy¿s harbor and it looks like war is coming between Kree and Isamar as the people are divided between supporting the duke and deposing the duke. Lark tries to defuse the situation to keep the Academy of Air from being destroyed.

Lark might not be an aristocrat like the rest of the trainees attending the Academy, but she has more inner strength and fortitude than the other students. She believes she must act as the duchy faces a lot of issues in THE AIR OF NIGHT AND SEA. William is actually the key as he forces events. Some will say he is evil while others believe he is nsane as he ignores his responsibilities to the duchy to purse his obsession, but when people turn against him he seeks revenge. He can no longer care for the common good, but ironically is in charge. Thus Toby Bishop raises a fascinating question of what to do with a leader who is incapable of rational leading in this fabulous fantasy.

Harriet Klausner
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courtney Rozmenoski More than 1 year ago
this book was fantastic and i couldnt put it down. i hope the author continues with the series and follows larks journey and phillipas new bond.
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