“The Arcane Order of Carpet Flyers! The Sublime Society of Scudders! Didn’t you read the contract I sent you, Miss Drake?”
Sure, Renny had read it. Obviously it was some kind of joke. And this guy with the flakes of pie crust in his beard, he is obviously some kind of whacko.
But no. Parnell Florian is no whacko — and Maysa, the ancient silk-brocade carpet now rolled up under Renny’s bed, is no joke. It really can fly, and Renny’s life just got a whole lot more interesting. And when she meets the other members of her flock, life gets more interesting still — particularly a boy called Stonechat, who seems to find her pretty interesting as well.
But when a vengeful rug-rider called Mistral kidnaps Parnell and steals the all-important Orb of Descrying, Renny and the ragtag flock of misfits must ride to the rescue — or else face an adversary who can control their very dreams. One by one, all the people Renny has come to care about fall into Mistral’s hands, and she must find courage and ingenuity she never knew she had.
A fast-moving adventure fantasy, Flight of the Wren is, at its core, a story of family. Estranged from her mentally-ill mother, bounced from one foster home to another, Renny feels no connection to anyone in her life. In her darkest moments she fears that she will never really care about anyone…only to find out that having someone you really care about can be the scariest thing of all.
And that sometimes the hardest part of flying is just learning to hang on.
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