Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Pg. 69: Aliya Whiteley's "Skyward Inn"

Featured at the Page 69 Test: Skyward Inn by Aliya Whiteley.

About the book, from the publisher:
Drink down the brew and dream of a better Earth.

Skyward Inn, within the high walls of the Western Protectorate, is a place of safety, where people come together to tell stories of the time before the war with Qita.

But safety from what? Qita surrendered without complaint when Earth invaded; Innkeepers Jem and Isley, veterans from either side, have regrets but few scars.

Their peace is disturbed when a visitor known to Isley comes to the Inn asking for help, bringing reminders of an unnerving past and triggering an uncertain future.

Did humanity really win the war?

This is Jamaica Inn by way of Jeff Vandermeer, Ursula Le Guin, Angela Carter and Michel Faber, a beautiful story of belonging, identity and regret.
Visit Aliya Whiteley's website.

The Page 69 Test: Skyward Inn.

--Marshal Zeringue