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Published April 20, 2021 by Tor.

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5 stars (1 review)

All is in turmoil as the world moves towards war. In Solarno, spies eye one another and ready their knives while the people of Myna watch troops gather at its borders. Emotions run high as old fears reawaken. And in Collegium students argue politics, too late to turn the tide. At the heart of the Empire, new pilots complete their secretive training, generals are recalled to service and armies are readied to march. For nothing-either within the Empire or beyond it-will stand in her way.

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Aviation fantasy

5 stars

This book escalated way more than I thought it would. I don't know why I wasn't expecting so much war in a book with "war" in the title. So, it's heartbreaking while both the Wasps and the Beetles are developing new weapon technologies. It focuses on the development of fixed wings airplane fighters and a more efficient way to drop bombs from them. The parallels with the Second World War are inevitable. Taki, the Fly kinden pilot shines on this one. This series continues to be very entertaining.