Red Skies Falling

The two will meet again on the battlefield, fighting the same war from different sides . . .

Red Skies Falling 3d Cover


★ “Stakes soar in this sequel to Black Wings Beating . . . a YA Game of Thrones.” - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The soaring saga continues in RED SKIES FALLING, the highly-anticipated and thrilling sequel to BLACK WINGS BEATING by Alex London.

Kylee is ensconced in the Sky Castle, training with Mem Uku to master the Hollow Tongue and the Ghost Eagle. But political intrigue abounds and court drama seems to seep through the castle's stones like blood from a broken feather. Meanwhile, Brysen is still in the Six Villages, preparing for an attack by the Kartami. The Villages have become Uztar's first line of defense, and refugees are flooding in from the plains. But their arrival lays bare the villagers' darkest instincts. As Brysen navigates the growing turmoil, he must also grapple with a newfound gift, a burgeoning crush on a mysterious boy, and a shocking betrayal.

The two will meet again on the battlefield, fighting the same war from different sides. But the Ghost Eagle has its own plans.

On Sale 09/03/2019!


★ “Stakes soar in this sequel to Black Wings Beating . . . a YA Game of Thrones.” - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The soaring saga continues in RED SKIES FALLING, the highly-anticipated and thrilling sequel to BLACK WINGS BEATING by Alex London.

Kylee is ensconced in the Sky Castle, training with Mem Uku to master the Hollow Tongue and the Ghost Eagle. But political intrigue abounds and court drama seems to seep through the castle's stones like blood from a broken feather. Meanwhile, Brysen is still in the Six Villages, preparing for an attack by the Kartami. The Villages have become Uztar's first line of defense, and refugees are flooding in from the plains. But their arrival lays bare the villagers' darkest instincts. As Brysen navigates the growing turmoil, he must also grapple with a newfound gift, a burgeoning crush on a mysterious boy, and a shocking betrayal.

The two will meet again on the battlefield, fighting the same war from different sides. But the Ghost Eagle has its own plans.

On Sale 09/03/2019!

BLACK WINGS BEATING

They’ll rise together or fall alone.

Black Wings Beating

*An NBC Today Show Book Club Pick!*
*A Seventeen Magazine Best YA Book of 2018!* 
*A Kirkus Best YA Fantasy Book of the Year*
*A We Need Diverse Books 2018 Must-Read*


The people of Uztar have long looked to the sky with hope and wonder. Nothing in their world is more revered than the birds of prey and no one more honored than the falconers who call them to their fists.

Brysen strives to be a great falconer—while his twin sister, Kylee, rejects her ancient gifts for the sport and wishes to be free of falconry. She’s nearly made it out, too, but a war is rolling toward their home in the Six Villages, and no bird or falconer will be safe.

Together the twins must journey into the treacherous mountains to trap the Ghost Eagle, the greatest of the Uztari birds and a solitary killer. Brysen goes for the boy he loves and the glory he's long craved, and Kylee to atone for her past and to protect her brother's future. But both are hunted by those who seek one thing: power.

In this first young-adult fantasy novel in a trilogy, Alex London launches a soaring saga about the memories that haunt us, the histories that hunt us, and the bonds of blood between us.

*An NBC Today Show Book Club Pick!*
*A Seventeen Magazine Best YA Book of 2018!* 
*A Kirkus Best YA Fantasy Book of the Year*
*A We Need Diverse Books 2018 Must-Read*


The people of Uztar have long looked to the sky with hope and wonder. Nothing in their world is more revered than the birds of prey and no one more honored than the falconers who call them to their fists.

Brysen strives to be a great falconer—while his twin sister, Kylee, rejects her ancient gifts for the sport and wishes to be free of falconry. She’s nearly made it out, too, but a war is rolling toward their home in the Six Villages, and no bird or falconer will be safe.

Together the twins must journey into the treacherous mountains to trap the Ghost Eagle, the greatest of the Uztari birds and a solitary killer. Brysen goes for the boy he loves and the glory he's long craved, and Kylee to atone for her past and to protect her brother's future. But both are hunted by those who seek one thing: power.

In this first young-adult fantasy novel in a trilogy, Alex London launches a soaring saga about the memories that haunt us, the histories that hunt us, and the bonds of blood between us.

TRAILER
about the author
Alex London

Alex London is the beloved author of the middle-grade series, Tides of War, Dog Tags, and The Wild Ones. His young-adult novel Proxy, was an ALA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers and was included in their 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults List, the Texas Lone Star Reading List, and the TAYSHAS Reading List selection, among many other state reading lists. He lives in Philadelphia. @ca_london


PRAISE for bwb


"[London] gives us a brilliantly crafted high fantasy about a society in which survival depends on falconry; even bird haters will be spellbound . . . Black Wings Beating is its own wondrous thing."  —The New York Times Book Review


"Black Wings Beating gives us irresistible, complex characters in a propulsive, adventure-filled story, pulling off the rare trick of leaving its readers satisfied but undeniably excited for a second volume."  —NBC's TODAY Show


"Black Wings Beating takes the fantasy genre to soaring new heights with its epic thrills, heart-punching romance, and a marvel of a hero." —ADAM SILVERA, New York Times–bestselling author of They Both Die at the End


"Prepare to be riveted." —KENDARE BLAKE, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Three Dark Crowns


"Stunning and arresting; a must-read." —DHONIELLE CLAYTON, New York Times–bestselling author of The Belles and the Tiny Pretty Things series


“Hypnotic and immersive from start to finish . . . [B]uilt on themes of power, loyalty, and survival in a meticulously crafted world, helmed by two siblings fighting for the things they love—on the ground and in the sky. This book is a captivating, gut-wrenching knockout.” —MACKENZI LEE, New York Times–bestselling author of The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

singup for updates