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Publisher's Summary

Kay’s life is pretty boring. She goes to school, spends quiet evenings at home with her foster mom, and has the occasional brush with mischief thanks to her best and only friend Will. But everything is about to change.

One night, Kay tags along on another one of Will’s adventures, and they both end up recruited by a talking fox to become Netherjacks, protectors of all the worlds. Once they arrive at the training academy, though, Will is paired with a legendary Netherwing mount and quickly rises in the trainee ranks, leaving Kay behind with barely a glance.

Kay has a decision to make - go home, and forget all about Netherjacks and Will, or stay and throw herself into training. With the help of her squadronmates and her Netherwing Nax, Kay just might discover that she’s more than just Will’s friend - she could be a leader. A hero. A Netherjack.

And the world will need her skills when a long-dormant enemy returns to wreak havoc on the whole universe…

©2021 Django Wexler (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

About the Creator

Django Wexler is the author of flintlock fantasy series The Shadow Campaigns, middle grade fantasy The Forbidden Library, and YA fantasy The Wells of Sorcery. His latest is epic fantasy *Ashes of the Sun. In his former life as a software engineer, he worked on AI research and programming languages. He currently lives near Seattle with his wife, two cats, and a teetering mountain of books. When not writing, he wrangles computers, paints tiny soldiers, and plays games of all sorts.
Photographed by Edmund Smith

About the Perfomer

Bahni Turpin is a Los Angeles-based actress with many television and film credits in addition to being an award winning narrator. She is honored to have been awarded an Audie for Best Female Narrator, 2015, Audible Narrator of the Year, 2016, and American Library Association’s Voice of Choice for 2017. In 2018, Bahni won best female narration again, and was also inducted into the Audible Hall of Fame. She is a two-time Odyssey Award winner, and was also named as one of Audiophile's Golden Voices for 2019.

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Loved it!

I must confess that I'm in my 30's and I still really enjoyed this audiobook. Bahni Turpin is an excellent narrator. She voices the various characters well; the voices blend well with how I envision the characters in my head.
I love this world that Django Wexler had created. I think this book has potential to become a wonderful series. The characters are likable and interesting. I am looking forward to the next audiobook!

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Whoa couldn’t stop listening! Excited to read more,dude. Need a sequel now.
That is all.

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Never listened to a better juvenile adult book!

Django Wexler is a talent that can create a young people’s story that speaks a few good truths to the ‘adult’ crowd. Bahni Turpin makes it all come to life so everyone enjoys the book. Will wait impatiently for the next installment. (The heroine has blood in her eye and revenge in her heart.)

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  • 10-19-21

Exciting and fun!

Fast-paced, imaginative, and beautifully narrated. This instantly hooked me. A fantastic read--not to be missed!

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Best book I've heard in a long time!!!!

This book was so heartwarming that I and my family all loved it the story is perfect and it's just an Awesome book! I hope that they make a sequel.

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Pleasant

Seems like a young adult Sci Fi story. But it has depth, and is enjoyable to the end.
Well read by Bahni Turin.

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It was a good book

I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!! It was a book of thril and adventure it was probably the best book ever

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I thought it was wonderful.

That was very original and exciting. I loved how it started, a silly boy and his imagination. And then , it got very sad, then really exciting. The characters were fun loving kids. They sure learned fast. I will definitely look for more.

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Great Story

The kids loved it. We want more. The characters were great. Some motivations of different characters were unclear. It was still a fun, engaging story with good production.

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Wonderful mix of sci-fi and fantasy for all.

I loved everything about this title, from the story to the characters and the great narration! Who doesn't love dragons in space?

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  • 11-07-21

Amazing

This was my favourite audio book in all of my time with audible amazing just am

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  • 03-13-22

Please have netherwings 2

It is so cool 😎 A a a a a a a a a a a a a a. A a a a a. A a a a a a a a extra words!

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  • 03-11-22

please have a book two!

I can't wait to see what happens next 🙂🙂🙂. the book was awesome and had great characters

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  • 02-26-22

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  • 05-26-22

More than I had expected!

The premise of this story seemed interesting, but a little worn out, and it all felt a little rushed in the very beginning. however I was pleasantly surprised and glad I gave it a chance. memories of Eragon and even a little Harry potter with the school format come to mind when I think of similar stories.

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  • 05-10-22

15 stars

I give it 15 stars and I liked will and draw and some stuff

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  • 05-02-22

Amazing but….

It was an amazing story and I was clinging to my metaphorical chair in anticipation, i stayed up till 3 just to listen to lit. The only thing I don’t like about it was one of the accents, it was kinda hard to understand but other than that I give it 11/10, i wish there were more books in the series

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-20-22

AI liked the story a lot but it needs a sequel

I liked the story a lot but it would be even better if it had a sequek

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  • 04-13-22

Unrelatable Main Hero

I wanted to really like this story, but I have a few concerns.

The world and setting, while unique feels shallow and uninspiring,
The characters all are plucked out of medieval settings, made to fit with no deeper rooted history other than a brief society mention.

The Netherwings all are animals seen on Earth, but can fly, wings or no wings.
For being a setting with many diverse humanoid characters, the Netherwings leaves far too little to the imagination.

And now the worst offender, mainly Kai, and the broken relationship with Will.

Will and Kai were said to have been best friends all their life, but not at one point has Will shown any affection towards his friend, he was even ready to kick Kai out of his life at the first moment he could, and even later deliberately tried to kill her, showing no remorse at all, as well as no redeeming qualities.

I was waiting time and time again for Kai to slap Will across the face to snap some sense into him, or at the very least accept that Will as a lost cause, and no longer a friend to her.
But instead, Kai in spite of the hardship, develops Stockholm Syndrome for Will's abuse, naively thinking she can only change his mind if she beats him at the only thing he has set his life out to do.

What kind of backwards mentality is that? Steal a man's only pride and expect them still to want to be friends?
This part infuriated me so much.

In conclusion: This story has a great world and premise, but it misses the mark. In fact it feels like RWBY by RoosterTeeth, but with flying mounts.
But at least RWBY's world has a much deeper lore than you'll find here.

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  • 04-09-22

Recommended As A question for...Subsequent events

...This Was Memorable In My Thought at least It was...Understandably recommended that You read..Ok

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  • 04-22-22

It's awsome!

it's awsome but I'm sad that rise died... it's very very very very very sad.

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  • Ashleigh Kirk
  • 04-11-22

Beautiful coming of age story

This book really took me by surprise, in the best way possible. I wasn’t sure if I had enough invested interest in the characters K and Will. I soon came to love and root for the protagonist K. Whilst I never warmed to Will even after his redemption at the end, I absolutely fell in love with K’s group of wonderfully diverse and intriguing friends. The story managed to mix magic and adventure with modern day life seamlessly. At its heart this story was very much about the development of the characters and their relationships with one another. I also love that this is the type of book that is relevant and enjoyable for young to old. I am eagerly awaiting a sequel.

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  • 10-12-21

Great Fantasy that is a must listen too

Loved this book although aimed at young young people.Two 12 year olds are taken to the Netherworld and fight strange creatures while flying on their Netherwings. Well narrated
I hope there will be a second book