We’re excited to share the evocative UK cover for Skyward, Brandon Sanderson’s new YA science fiction novel! The novel follows the story of a girl and her starfighter as they traverse a future in which humans and aliens are locked in war.
From the catalog copy:
Spensa’s world has been under attack for hundreds of years. An alien race called the Krell leads onslaught after onslaught from the sky in a never-ending campaign to destroy humankind. Humanity’s only defense is to take to their ships and combat the Krell. Pilots are the heroes of what’s left of the human race.
Becoming a pilot has always been Spensa’s dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring above the earth and proving her bravery. 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 Spensa’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.
Here’s the full cover!
Skyward will take flight on November 6th, 2018, when it’s published by Gollancz. In the meantime you can check out Brandon Sanderson writing process over at his blog!