Waverly, Kieran, and Seth return for the stunning climax to
Amy Kathleen Ryan's standout Sky Chasers Trilogy.
After the New Horizon blew up the Empyrean, Waverly and all
the kids from the Empyrean have no choice but to live aboard
the New Horizon. Most are reunited with their parents, but
they're not the same parents the kids remember. Something
has been done to the crew of the Empyrean, cutting off all
their emotions, their fear, their worries, their anger.
Waverly can't stand seeing her mother like this and she'll
do anything to get the real woman back. With the help of a
powerful doctor, Waverly plans to bring Anne Mather's reign
as captain of the New Horizon to an end. Kieran will also do
anything to save his mother and the kids from the Empyrean.
Even if that means working with Anne Mather to re-establish
peace between the crews. Waverly and Kieran are again at
odds and neither can trust the powerful leaders who are
asking for their help. For Seth, the risks are greater. He
boarded the New Horizon as a stowaway and must remain
undetected or be thrown in the brig, but he's severely
injured and getting sicker. Can Waverly, Kieran, and Seth
do what it takes to save their crewmates, their families,
and their friends before it is too late?
FLAME by Amy Kathleen Ryan is a thrilling conclusion to the
phenomenal Sky Chasers trilogy. Thought-provoking,
paced, and with enough plot twists to keep the reader
guessing what will happen to the Empyrean and New Horizon
crews, FLAME lives up to the previous novels in this
trilogy. The climax manages to take the reader by surprise
at the same time that it feels absolutely right for these
characters. I highly recommend all three novels, Glow,
Spark, and FLAME. As a set, they address human nature's
strengths and weaknesses and the determination we all have
to survive. The characters are strong-willed, dynamic, and
vulnerable. Fans of Orson Scott Card and Suzanne Collins
will appreciate the depth of Amy Kathleen Ryan's world and
how it reveals society at its weakest and strongest points.
In the thrilling conclusion to Amy Kathleen Ryan's Sky
Chasers series, Waverly, Kieran, and Seth struggle to
survive on-board the New Horizon and take down their
enemies before it's too late.
Waverly and the other members of the Empyrean have been
scattered, and their home ship destroyed. Their mission to
rescue their parents didn't go as planned, and now they're
at an even greater disadvantage: trapped with their enemies
on the New Horizon, trying to find a way to survive. Kieran
has been pulled under Anne Matherâ€™s wing, but is she really
trying to make peace, or just using Kieran to build her own
power? Meanwhile, Waverly is taken in by a mysterious old
man who wants to help her bring Anne Mather downâ€”but the
more Waverly cooperates with him, the more dangerous her
position is, and the more at odds with Kieran she becomes.
Seth's situation is even worse. After setting out from the
Empyrean on his own, with only a vague strategy to guide
him, he is a fugitive aboard the New Horizon. He's doing
what he can to challenge the power of Anne Mather, but he's
badly hurt, and getting sicker. All the while, unknown to
him, the terrorist Jacob is making plans of his own.
Will Seth ever see Waverly again? Will his health hold out
long enough to help her topple their enemies? And will
Waverly find a way to unite with her friends before they all
fall? Nothing is sure and every moment is a risk in Flame,
the explosive finale of the Sky Chasers series.