Fly by Night (Paperback)

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Travel to a realm where all books are banned! Here we find the talented and clever 12-year-old Mosca Mye who possess one of the rarest and most dangerous gifts of all: she can read. Along with a smooth talking con-man and a goose with a biting problem, Mosca must make her way across the realm to discover whether her love of words is a blessing or a curse. Fly by Night is an enchanting adventure about fighting for the right to read, and believing in the power of words.

— Marielle


Twelve-year-old Mosca Mye hasn't got much. Her parents are dead, her cruel uncle keeps her locked away, and her only friend is her pet goose. But she does have one small, rare thing: the ability to read. In a world where books are dangerous things, this gift will change her life—but it may also be the death of her.

Praise For…

“Intricate plotting, well-developed and fascinating characters, delicious humor, and exquisite worldcraft envelop readers fully into this richly imagined world.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

“Incredibly well written.”
-Seattle Times

“A wonderful and wondrous novel. Frances Hardinge has joined the company of writers whose books I will always seek out and read.”—Garth Nix“A rollicking read to be savored.”
-Bookseller (London)

“A rich and intensive tale. One to keep an eye on.”
-Publishing News

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060876302
ISBN-10: 0060876301
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Publication Date: December 13th, 2013
Pages: 487
Language: English