Magonia ~ Paperback ~ Maria Dahvana Headley
"Magonia is magical. A high-?ying, refresing, and literally out-of-the-blue fantasy with great characters, emotional depth, and a unique fantasy world that I never saw coming."-Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Red Queen Aza Ray is drowning in thin air. Since she was a baby, Aza has suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it ever harder for her to breathe, to speak-to live. So when Aza catches a glimpse of a ship in the sky, her family chalks it up to a cruel side effect of her medication. But Aza doesn't think this is a hallucination. She can hear someone on the ship calling her name. Only her best friend, Jason, listens. Jason, who's always been there. Jason, for whom she might have more-than-friendly feelings. But before Aza can consider that thrilling idea, something goes terribly wrong. Aza is lost to our world-and found by another. Magonia. Above the clouds, in a land of trading ships, Aza is not the weak and dying thing she was. In Magonia, she can breathe for the first time-better, she has immense power. As she navigates her new life, she discovers that war is coming. Magonia and Earth are on the cusp of a reckoning, and in Aza's hands lies the fate of the whole of humanity-including the boy who loves her. Where do her loyalties lie? "Maria Davana Headley is a firecracker: she's whip smart with a heart, and she writes like a dream." Neil Gaiman, bestselling author of The Graveyard Book and CoralineAuthor BiographyMaria Dahvana Headley is a New York Times bestselling novelist, memoirist, and editor, most recently of Magonia, Queen of Kings, and the anthology Unnatural Creatures (coeditor with Neil Gaiman). Her short fiction has been nominated for the Nebula and Shirley Jackson Awards. She lives in Brooklyn in an apartment with a seven-foot stuffed crocodile and constellations on the ceiling. You can find her at www.mariadahvanaheadley.com Updated .