From #1 bestselling author Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson comes the first of three Skyward series novellas, each told from the perspective of a different member of the team back on Detritus. Read FM's story between Starsight and Cytonic.
When a planet-destroying Delver suddenly appears in the sky of Detritus and vanishes just as suddenly, FM knows that the last free human society got lucky. Her Skyward Flight companion, Spensa, figured out how to draw this Delver away, but it won’t be so easy next time.
The forces of the Galactic Superiority will be back—and if the Defiant Defense Force can’t figure out a way to escape the planet, humanity’s destruction is only a matter of time. Spensa’s mission to infiltrate the Superiority unveiled the secret to their hyperdrives—a cytonic slug species called the Taynix. Now FM’s flightleader, Jorgen, has found a large group of Taynix hiding in the caverns far below Detritus’s surface.
FM and Jorgen must work together with the engineer Rig to awaken the mysterious alien Alanik and unlock the powers of the Taynix, or humanity will be trapped. With Spensa’s friend Minister Cuna of the Superiority stranded at the outpost of Sunreach, they need to figure out how to rescue her—or the Superiority government will be in the sole clutches of those who want to wipe out Detritus once and for all.
Details updated August 7, 2022
Janci Patterson writes romantic comedy, epic fantasy, young adult urban fantasy, and contemporary young adult novels. She is honored to have co-authored novels with Brandon Sanderson, James Goldberg, Lauren Janes, and Megan Walker. Janci lives in Orem, Utah, with her husband, Drew Olds. When she’s not writing, she can be found customizing Barbie dolls, playing geek games of all kinds, and watching reality TV.
Skyward :: Series
Series contains 4 primary works and has 8 total works.
Skyward is going to be a four-book series.
In addition to the main series novels, three novellas will be published (Skyward Flight), each co-written by Janci Patterson and each following a different point-of-view character. They are set in the same timeframe as Cytonic.