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New York : Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2014
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594 pages ; 25 cm
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Without warning, the world comes to an end for Hannah and Amanda Given. The sky looms frigid white. The electricity falters. Airplanes everywhere crash to the ground. But the Givens are saved by mysterious strangers, three fearsome and beautiful beings who force each sister to wear a plain silver bracelet. Within moments, the sky comes down in a crushing sheet of light and everything around them is gone. Shielded from the devastation by their silver adornments, the Givens suddenly find themselves elsewhere, a strange new Earth where restaurants move through the air like flying saucers and the fabric of time is manipulated by common household appliances. Soon Hannah and Amanda are joined by four other survivors from their world, including a mordant cartoonist, a shy teenage girl, a brilliant young Australian, and a troubled ex-prodigy. Hunted by enemies they never knew they had and afflicted with temporal abilities they never wanted, the sisters and their companions begin a cross-country journey to find the one man who can save them, before time runs out.
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9780399164989 (hardback)
0399164987 (hardback)
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When the Earth is brought to a sudden end by cataclysmic forces, sisters Hannah and Amanda are saved by three eerily beautiful strangers who give them protective bracelets and imbue them with extraordinary powers to help them survive on a bizarre alternate world. By the author of Slick. - (Baker & Taylor)

When the Earth is brought to a sudden end by cataclysmic forces, sisters Hannah and Amanda are saved by three eerily beautiful strangers who give them protective bracelets and imbue them with extraordinary powers. - (Baker & Taylor)

"A thrilling genre-bending saga about six extraordinary people whose fates become intertwined on an Earth far different from their own. "-- - (Baker & Taylor)

?I could list the wonders of this new world for a while, but I’d rather let you discover them for yourself when you read the book. You should read this book! I loved The Flight of the Silvers. I found it very difficult to put it aside to deal with my own life?It really is an amazing book.” ?SF Crow’s Nest


Without warning, the world comes to an end for Hannah and Amanda Given. The sky looms frigid white. The electricity falters. Airplanes everywhere crash to the ground. But the Givens are saved by mysterious strangers, three fearsome and beautiful beings who force a plain silver bracelet onto each sister’s wrist. Within moments, the sky comes down in a crushing sheet of light and everything around them is gone.

Shielded from the devastation by their silver adornments, the Givens suddenly find themselves elsewhere, a strange new Earth where restaurants move through the air like flying saucers and the fabric of time is manipulated by common household appliances.

Soon Hannah and Amanda are joined by four other survivors from their world?a mordant cartoonist, a shy teenage girl, a brilliant young Australian, and a troubled ex-prodigy. Hunted by enemies they never knew they had and afflicted with temporal abilities they never wanted, the sisters and their companions begin a cross-country journey to find the one man who can save them?before time runs out.


?The Flight of the Silvers is a fabulous piece of speculative fiction. Its opening chapter is completely captivating, introducing Amanda and Hannah in a way that is unforgettable? This is an intricately plotted novel and it is also a beautifully written one. Enjoyable wordplay ? including the creation of new words and the clever use of phrases ? make The Flight of the Silvers as intellectually engaging as it is fun?. It’s a substantial book but a hugely enjoyable one and it is extremely difficult to put down.” ?For Winter Nights blog
- (Penguin Putnam)

“I could list the wonders of this new world for a while, but I’d rather let you discover them for yourself when you read the book. You should read this book! I lovedThe Flight of the Silvers. I found it very difficult to put it aside to deal with my own life…It really is an amazing book.” –SF Crow’s Nest


Without warning, the world comes to an end for Hannah and Amanda Given. The sky looms frigid white. The electricity falters. Airplanes everywhere crash to the ground. But the Givens are saved by mysterious strangers, three fearsome and beautiful beings who force a plain silver bracelet onto each sister’s wrist. Within moments, the sky comes down in a crushing sheet of light and everything around them is gone.

Shielded from the devastation by their silver adornments, the Givens suddenly find themselves elsewhere, a strange new Earth where restaurants move through the air like flying saucers and the fabric of time is manipulated by common household appliances.

Soon Hannah and Amanda are joined by four other survivors from their world—a mordant cartoonist, a shy teenage girl, a brilliant young Australian, and a troubled ex-prodigy. Hunted by enemies they never knew they had and afflicted with temporal abilities they never wanted, the sisters and their companions begin a cross-country journey to find the one man who can save them—before time runs out.


The Flight of the Silvers is a fabulous piece of speculative fiction. Its opening chapter is completely captivating, introducing Amanda and Hannah in a way that is unforgettable… This is an intricately plotted novel and it is also a beautifully written one. Enjoyable wordplay – including the creation of new words and the clever use of phrases – makeThe Flight of the Silvers as intellectually engaging as it is fun…. It’s a substantial book but a hugely enjoyable one and it is extremely difficult to put down.”–For Winter Nights blog - (Random House, Inc.)

Author Biography

Daniel Price is a writer living in Los Angeles. Although The Flight of the Silvers is his second novel, he has been developing the story for more than fifteen years. You can learn more about him and his books at danielprice.info.
- (Penguin Putnam)

Daniel Price is a writer living in Los Angeles. Although The Flight of the Silversis his second novel, he has been developing the story for more than fifteen years. You can learn more about him and his books at danielprice.info. - (Random House, Inc.)

First Chapter or Excerpt
They rounded the corner, turning north onto 13th Street. Just one block away, beyond all the cordons and emergency lights, stood the broken tail cone of a jumbo jet. The buildings around it were devastated with ash and debris. One apartment complex had crumbled to rubble.

Hannah covered her mouth. “Oh my God.”

More than a hundred thousand planes, jets and helicopters had been up in the air seven hours ago, when all the world’s engines fell still. A third of them plummeted into water. Another third hit the hard empty spaces between human life. The final third just hit hard. San Diego had suffered twenty-two crashes within its borders.

Hannah gaped at the tall gray clock tower of the 12th & Imperial Transit Center, just a hundred yards away. It was a local landmark, one she’d passed a thousand times on her way to work. Now it had been de-clocked, decapitated. Every window on the south side of the building was shattered, with burn marks all over the frame.

All around her, people fretfully chattered. A stringy blond teenager brandished a transistor radio, declaring to anyone willing to listen that he’d heard voices through the static. People in other cities were talking about the same things.

“This is happening all over,” he insisted. “Everywhere!”

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Booklist Reviews

In this first installment of a projected series (The Silvers Saga), two sisters in their twenties, Amanda and Hannah, are inexplicably transported to an alternate reality—a sort of faux San Diego—after their own world comes (quite literally) crashing down around them. Together with other people from their world, each of them, like Hannah and Amanda, wearing a mysterious silver bracelet, the sisters wind up at a scientific research compound, where Sterling Quint, a temporal physicist, tries to figure out how they got here. The cast is engaging (it includes a 16-year-old Australian boy, a girl who's been separated from her entire family, and an affable cartoonist), and the author has created an alternate-reality world that is both bewilderingly different and reassuringly familiar. Much of the book is devoted to introducing the characters, their new world, and the strange time-affecting abilities they seem to possess, but there's also a good story here, as our small group of Silvers start an adventure that will, they hope, lead them to an understanding of what has happened to them. A highly imaginative exercise in world building that also features characters it's very easy to care about. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Library Journal Reviews

Moments before the world ends in a crush of white and chaos, six Americans are saved by mysterious strangers who clamp silver bracelets on their wrists. Though they witness the horror of the apocalypse, the survivors are protected by their jewelry and transported to an alternate America. In this new reality, the six "Silvers," so called for their bracelets, find that they have strange powers to manipulate time. Now the six—an actress, her widowed sister, two teenagers, an artist, and a homeless ex-prodigy—must figure out why they were saved by the frightening and elusive Pelletiers. As the Silvers bond into a new family, they discover that they are not the only humans with power over time, and some of those others are gunning for the Silvers. Now the race is on, not only to escape their enemies but to figure out the motives of the Pelletiers and to prevent another coming apocalypse. VERDICT This first volume in a planned trilogy is fascinating sf; Price's (Slick) strong, engaging characters and fast-moving plot will keep readers on their toes. Highly recommended for fans of apocalyptic and dystopian fiction.—Jennifer Beach, Cumberland Cty. P.L., VA

[Page 78]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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