• The Air War

  • Shadows of the Apt, Book 8
  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Ben Allen
  • Length: 25 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (157 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Air War is the eighth book in the critically acclaimed epic fantasy series Shadows of the Apt by Adrian Tchaikovsky.

An empress demands her birthright....

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. Their Empress, heir to two worlds, intends to claim her birthright. For nothing – either within the Empire or beyond it – will stand in her way.

The Air War is followed by the ninth book in the Shadows of the Apt series, War Master’s Gate.  

©2021 Adrian Tchaikovsky (P)2021 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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back in business

the last book was an annoying character advancement, this book moves the plot again. action packed.

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Wow. I just can't get enough of this series.

it's worth it, every book is worth it. I don't know how the author pulled this off with 10 books and apparently this isn't even his best selling series? so if this is one of the best I've read, what are his other books like? I shall have to find out

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Gone Hot

The thunderous awe of the first four books is back in force here. Some of the other books up until now felt slower or less consequential, but definitely not this one.

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This felt like a filler book

Just fight scene after fight scene. Dragged on far too long with little character development. Really enjoy the series but this one was horrible.

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Everything Adrian Tchaikovsky writes is brilliant

He claims that these earlier works could have been better if he'd written them today, and maybe that's true, but only in the way that any great author gets better with time. A league above most, and as good as a Brandon Sanderson series.

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love this series!!!

keep em coming Tchaikovsky these books are brilliant! plot and character are so well done.

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  • Christine cuskley
  • 11-29-21

Excellent, as always

I have loved everything Adrian Tchaikovsky has published. I'd have his babies, if it were possible.

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  • Michael
  • 01-09-22

Best one so far

This book makes the entire series worthwhile. The foundation laid by all before makes for a true masterpiece of story telling. Loved this book