This is book number 1 in the Skyhunter Duology series.
#1 New York Times-bestselling author Marie Lu is back with Skyhunter, an adrenaline-laced novel about the lengths one warrior will go to fight for freedom and those she loves.
A broken world.
An overwhelming evil.
A team of warriors ready to strike back.
Talin is a Striker, a member of an elite fighting force that stands as the last defense for the only free nation in the world: Mara.
A refugee, Talin knows firsthand the horrors of the Federation, a world-dominating war machine responsible for destroying nation after nation with its terrifying army of mutant beasts known only as Ghosts.
But when a mysterious prisoner is brought from the front to Mara's capital, Talin senses there’s more to him than meets the eye. Is he a spy from the Federation? What secrets is he hiding?
Only one thing is clear: Talin is ready to fight to the death alongside her fellow Strikers for the only homeland she has left . . . with or without the boy who might just be the weapon to save—or destroy—them all.
Loyalty is life.
A New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller
"Cinematically imagined... An exciting, layered, action-filled tale." —Kirkus Reviews
"Paradoxes abound and readers will glory in them all." —Booklist
"Suspense and high-action fights make this plot-driven story both fast-paced and brutal." —School Library Journal
"Lu (The Kingdom of Back and Legend) creates a devastating, war-torn world, built upon the wreckage of a technologically advanced society. Readers will eagerly await a follow-up to this engrossing dystopian novel, which searingly interrogates traumas of war, immigration, and imperialism." —Publishers Weekly
"Lu ably balances lightning-fast action and stirring battles with romance, weaving in enough bits of cultural history to give the story some grounding... This hearty but small group of Talin, Red, and a few more allies face formidable odds in the next outing, and readers will likely eagerly await news on how they fare." — The Bulletin
"This tale of intrigue, alliances, and love will draw Legend fans and new readers into a fascinating world whose combined layers of privilege and surveillance draw comparisons to many present-day social ills." —Publishers Weekly
"Lu opts for a high simmer of intrigue in her sequel to Legend . . . taut and insightful.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“The well-drawn worlds, political undercurrents and the believability of the characters make it all feel fresh.” —Los Angeles Times
“Clear your calendar to allow yourself the luxury of reading this book in one or two sittings. You will be shaken.” —New York Journal of Books
“[Lu] has given this beautifully crafted series the ending it deserved.” —Booklist