Monday, September 25, 2017

Tour + Review and Giveaway: Horizon by Fran Wilde

33398880Horizon by Fran Wilde

A City of living Bone towers crumbles to the ground and danger surrounds. Kirit Densira has lost everything she loved the most―her mother, her home, and the skies above. Nat Brokenwings―once Kirit's brother long before the rebellion tore them apart―is still trying to save his family in the face of catastrophe. They will need to band together once more to ensure not just own survival, but that of their entire community.

Praise for THE BONE UNIVERSE Series

"Wilde’s fantastical trilogy (after Cloudbound) takes on violent political divisions, ecological desolation, and the imminent death of the only world the characters have ever known....Fans of the series will be satisfied by its conclusion." ―Publishers Weekly on Horizon

“A fantastic follow-up to Updraft―I liked it better than its predecessor, particularly for what it says about the politics of fear and prejudice, and how giving people what they want isn't always the best thing." ―Aliette de Bodard, award-winning author of House of Shattered Wings, on Cloudbound

"A thrilling and complex tale about the most difficult stage of a revolution: what do you do after you win? Highly recommended both for the story it tells as well as how it tells that story. Wilde takes risks that pay off hugely.” ―Ken Liu, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of The Grace of Kings, on Cloudbound

"A book that’s impossible to put down. [Wilde has] planted herself firmly in the “authors to watch” category." ―Andrew Liptak on Updraft

"The world of the towers grown from bone, where residents strap on wings and soar the air currents, is captivating...Kirit’s journey to find her place is satisfying, but the real draw is a world that readers will be anxious to revisit in future volumes of this exciting new series." ―Library Journal, starred review, on Updraft

4 stars

Horizon by Fran Wilde was a very intriguing story with great worldbuilding and interesting characters. Horizon is the third book in the trilogy - but if you, like me, don't read the first two books before reading this book - the story is written in a way that you can follow along just fine without reading the first two - but I definitely plan to go back and read the first two because I do believe something is missing without reading the other two.

This is the kind of book that when you pick it up, you don't want to put it down. You get submerged into the word of the Bone Universe, with the descriptive world and the well-rounded characters. I liked getting to know all three of the characters whose viewpoints you experience in this novel: Macal, Kirit, and Nat. They were all likable, with relatable qualities to me.

I would highly recommend this book - it's a mash of sci-fi and fantasy, and it's a very compelling story. I cannot wait to catch up on the first two books, and hopefully, read more by Fran Wilde.


Fran Wilde’s novels and short stories have been nominated for two Nebula awards and a Hugo, and include her Andre Norton- and Compton-Crook-winning debut novel, Updraft (Tor 2015), its sequels, Cloudbound (2016) and Horizon (2017), and the novelette “The Jewel and Her Lapidary” ( Publishing 2016). Her short stories appear in Asimov’s,, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Shimmer, Nature, and the 2017 Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror. She writes for publications including The Washington Post,, Clarkesworld,, and You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and at

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