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While browsing around Amazon, I was happy to notice that the U.S. site now has a listing for Fly By Night, the first book to be published by a good friend of mine from my college days. Sadly, no U.S. release date is listed, but the UK site gives the following description:

In a fractured Realm, struggling to maintain an uneasy peace after years of civil war and religious tyranny, a 12-year-old orphan and a homicidal goose become the accidental heroes of a revolution.

There's reasons I really miss Oxford. Every once in a while here at Columbia, I'll say something a bit odd and I'll have to remember to pull myself back to "place where discussing revolutionary geese doesn't sound quite reasonable" mode.

It's out in October, so just about the time things are getting stressful I should have a good piece of children's fiction arriving. Worth putting on your list if you've got one, or you can order the UK version here.
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Fly by Night


(I'd recommend the book more strongly to Heidi, but I don't know how she feels about making heroes of non-linear birds.)

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I'm generally in favor of farm animals, particularly ones labeled as "revolutionary." I will definitely have to read this.

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