Giveaway: UPDRAFT and CLOUDBOUND, Bone Universe #1 and #2 (US ONLY)



UPDRAFT (Bone Universe #1) and CLOUDBOUND (Bone Universe #2) (US ONLY)

by Fran Wilde


Release Date:

Updraft Reprint Release – September 13, 2016

Cloudbound Hardcover Release – September 27, 2016

Publisher: Tor


About the Books

Summary of Updraft

Welcome to a world of wind and bone, songs and silence, betrayal and courage.

Kirit Densira cannot wait to pass her wingtest and begin flying as a trader by her mother’s side, being in service to her beloved home tower and exploring the skies beyond. When Kirit inadvertently breaks Tower Law, the city’s secretive governing body, the Singers, demand that she become one of them instead. In an attempt to save her family from greater censure, Kirit must give up her dreams to throw herself into the dangerous training at the Spire, the tallest, most forbidding tower, deep at the heart of the City.

As she grows in knowledge and power, she starts to uncover the depths of Spire secrets. Kirit begins to doubt her world and its unassailable Laws, setting in motion a chain of events that will lead to a haunting choice, and may well change the city forever-if it isn’t destroyed outright.

Summary of Cloudbound

After the dust settles, the City of living bones begins to die, and more trouble brews beneath the clouds in this stirring companion to Fran Wilde’s Updraft.

When Kirit Densira left her home tower for the skies, she gave up many things: her beloved family, her known way of life, her dreams of flying as a trader for her tower, her dreams. Kirit set her City upside down, and fomented a massive rebellion at the Spire, to the good of the towers—but months later, everything has fallen to pieces.

In Cloudbound, with the Towers in disarray, without a governing body or any defense against the dangers lurking in the clouds, daily life is full of terror and strife. Naton, Kirit’s wing-brother, sets out to be a hero in his own way—sitting on the new Council to cast votes protecting Tower-born, and exploring lower tiers to find more materials to repair the struggling City.

But what he finds down-tier is more secrets—and now Nat will have to decide who to trust, and how to trust himself without losing those he holds most dear, before a dangerous myth raises a surprisingly realistic threat to the crippled City.

In the sky-high city of living bone, to fall beneath the clouds is to be lost forever. But Nat Densira finds more in the grey expanse than he ever expected. To survive, he must let go of everything he believes.


About the Author

Fran Wilde’s work includes the Andre Norton-, and Compton Crook Award-winning and Nebula-nominated novel Updraft and its sequel Cloudbound, publishing from Tor in September 2016. Her short stories appear in Asimov’s,, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Nature. Her novella The Jewel and Her Lapidary is available from Publishing. (Bibliography.)Her interview series Cooking the Books–about the intersection between food and fiction–has appeared at Strange Horizons,, iTunes, and on her blog,  She writes for publications including The Washington Post,, Clarkesworld,, and You can find her on twitter @fran_wilde and Facebook @franwildewrites.


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Giveaway Details

1 winner will receive a copy of the paperback edition of Updraft and the new hardcover edition of Cloudbound.

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11 thoughts on “Giveaway: UPDRAFT and CLOUDBOUND, Bone Universe #1 and #2 (US ONLY)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    This series sounds great! Would love to read it. The cover is nice.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Omg this series look awesome! I ADORE the covers and the synopsis!! 😀

  3. Anonymous says:

    Updraft and cloudbound sound great! The covers are fantastic ♡ Thank you

  4. Anonymous says:

    These both sound like great reads! Love the covers!

  5. Anonymous says:

    The covers are great and the synopsis is very interesting. Both books seem like exciting reads.

  6. Anonymous says:

    The cover and synopsis are very intriguing.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I keep seeing this book everywhere and every time the description catches my eye. I want an art book with the cover designs and concept art, I like it that much.

  8. Anonymous says:

    The premise is so refreshingly unique! And I love that the covers help us grasp the concept right away. This is so important for reluctant readers who won’t give anything a chance unless they can see immediately what they are getting into. Well done!

  9. Anonymous says:

    I premise is so interesting! I haven’t heard these books before,and I’m glad I did becuase I think I would use them 😀

  10. Anonymous says:

    I love the cover it made me think of Avatar the last air bender. I like the synopsis it is very interesting.

  11. Anonymous says:

    the cover matches the synopsis well and I think this world will be fun to read about.

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