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The Fledging of Az Gabrielson

by Jay Amory

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Born flightless in a world where wings are pretty much a necessity, sixteen-year-old Az has pretty much resigned himself to a life of walking. But then he's picked for a job that only a wingless person can do. In short order he finds himself hurtling toward the ground charged with determining why the cloud cities are no longer receiving the deliveries they so desperately need to survive. Once down he quickly learns that not only was he not told the entire truth about his mission. His only hope lies in the friendship of one Groundling girl.

Fast-paced and furious action. Amory doesn't shy away from some fairly graphic details. Broken ribs, steam-pipe seared faces - things get pretty grizzly. Although there's some hope to the conclusion, this is very definitely a first book and having the second ready to hand would be a good idea, because you're going to want to read it. ( )
  SunnySD | Feb 9, 2010 |
Far in the future, mankind escaped from the ground to live in sky cities. Gradually they evolved to become the Airborn, still human but with wings and the ability to fly. The opening of this novel introduces us to Az, an Airborn who, unusually has no wings. He is fascinated by the history of his long-ago ancestors, the Groundlings, as he is more like them than his own kind. An encounter with a mysterious stranger soon finds him involved in a dangerous mission, as he realises that Groundlings may not be extinct as he was always taught to believe.

A fantastic story, well written, and as this is clearly the start of a series there is hopefully more like this to come. I loved it! ( )
  CaroTheLibrarian | Jul 8, 2007 |
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The airbus touched down outside the Museum of Arts, Sciences and History and opened its door to let out thirty students from High Haven senior school. Some of them rushed straight for the museum entrance, propelling themselves with quick, eager thrusts of their wings. 
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Az Gabrielson is one of the Airborn, a people who, with a stretch and a beat of their eight-foot wings, travel effortlessly around and between their cities, perched high above the clouds amidst a life of ease and airy beauty. Az, however, has no wings, making him a pained and isolated oddity in his glorious world of freedom and flight. Then one day he is selected for a job below the clouds. The system of massive automated elevators, which send up everything the Airborn need to survive, are breaking down—and threatening to take the Airborn society with them. Someone must travel to the Ground to find out what has happened, and Az, with his wingless similarity to the prehistoric Groundlings, seems perfect for the task of hunting for answers beneath the clouds. But in the vast shadows of the cities on the Ground, Az finds more questions than answers when he discovers that the Groundlings worship a dim notion of the Airborn and aspire to be like them. Filling the elevators with tributes to their winged deities, the Groundlings are beginning to think that their way of life is part of a very unnatural order of things. Az also meets a girl named Cassie Grubdollar, who's definitely no angel!

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Az Gabrielson is one of the Airborn, a people who, with a stretch and a beat of their eight-foot wings, travel effortlessly around and between their cities. Az, however, has no wings, making him a pained and isolated oddity. Then one day he is selected for a job below the clouds. The system of massive automated elevators, which send up everything the Airborn need to survive, are breaking down?and threatening to take the Airborn society with them. Someone must travel to the Ground to find out what has happened, and Az, with his wingless similarity to the prehistoric Groundlings, seems perfect for the task of hunting for answers beneath the clouds. But in the vast shadows of the cities on the Ground, Az finds more questions than answers.… (more)

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