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The #1 New York Times bestseller!

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, the Mistborn trilogy, and the Stormlight Archive comes the second book in an epic series about a girl with a secret in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.

All her life, Spensa's dreamed of becoming a pilot and proving herself a hero like her father. She made it to the sky, but the truths she learned there were crushing. The rumors of her father's cowardice are true--he deserted his Flight during battle against the Krell. Worse, though, he turned against his team and attacked them.

Spensa is sure that there's more to the story. And she's sure that whatever happened to her father that day could happen to her. When she made it outside the protective shell of her planet, she heard the stars--and what they revealed to her was terrifying. Everything Spensa has been taught about her world is a lie.

Humankind has always celebrated heros, but who defines what a hero is? Could humanity be the evil the galaxy needs to be protected from? Spensa is determined to find out, but each answer she discovers reveals a dozen new questions: about the war, about her enemies, and even, perhaps, about Spensa herself.

But Spensa also discovered a few other things about herself--and she'll travel to the end of the galaxy to save humankind if she needs to.

"Sanderson delivers a cinematic adventure that explores the defining aspects of the individual versus the society. . . . Fans of Sanderson will not be disappointed." --SLJ

"It is impossible to turn the pages fast enough." --Booklist

"He's simply a brilliant writer. Period." --Patrick Rothfuss, author of the New York Times bestseller The Name of the Wind, on Brandon Sanderson.

Book Reviews


A Truly Stunning Read!5 star

Brandon just wows me every time I read one of his books. So many unexpected twists and turns in every story I come across. Nothing is ever what it first seems to be, and the world-consuming revelations leave me shocked and amazed. Every system that supposedly breaks our laws of physics-Elantris, Mistborn, Stormlight-has a pattern, a Sense to it that all clicks when you finally find and place that last keystone. I'll be eagerly anticipating Spensa's next escapade into the unknown.55


Cool4 star

Interesting take on humankind’s worst fear, the unknown. Or at least in a way45


What a fun, adventurous series!5 star

I couldn’t stop reading. I had to know what Spensa was going to do next. Unfortunately, now I have to wait for the next two books to come out for the adventures to continue. Sanderson’s gift for storytelling amazes me.55

Danny Saiz

An excellent sequel4 star

No time is wasted in expanding the stage. Questions are answered. New characters are introduced and relevant. Mildly predictable if you pay close attention. I can’t wait for the next book.45


I love it5 star

I loved reading both books can’t wait for book 3 to come out The ending was very interesting55


Love her boooks5 star



Love it!5 star

I loved this book and I can’t wait for more👍55


Can’t wait to read it5 star

I haven’t read it yet, but I read Skyward, Stormlight, Mistborn, Elantris, and Reckoners, so I know how amazing Brandon Sanderson is, and I know this book’s going to be spectacular... so a preemptive five stars!55


Great book5 star

I would suggest this book to all.55


Great 2nd book5 star

Great read! You won’t be disappointed!55

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