Genres: Fantasy, Sci Fi, Short Story
Similar books: The Cloud Roads
Previous books in the series/by the author reviewed: A Wizard of Earthsea
Rating: Highly Recommended
Here’s the TL;DR for my review (SPOILERS!):
- This is a LeGuin short story about flying peoples, and the culture surrounding them.
Here’s a short review for a short story.
This is a character based story about a culture of creatures, some of whom can fly. That flight is viewed as a curse, for only one in a thousand of the people of Gy grow functional wings and for those people, flying involves the risk of death.
I liked this. I listened to the LeVar Burton Reads recitation of the story, and he did a good job of adding character to the story. He made the protagonist live and breathe, sounding like a unique person who just wants to live in the moment even though he’s cursed.