Islands in the Sky
This is our world, but not our world. It is a world of islands, floating in the sky. Long ago, the surface of the world was cracked asunder and cast up into the sky. Now it is in pieces, in islands, floating slowly through the air. On one island, Sema watches as her family are killed by pirates. On another, in a city a thousand miles away, Cassa is about to marry a man she does not love.