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It's 2097 and teens can fledge and grow wings. Fifteen year old Prissi Langue loves flying, school and her friends. However, after Prissi finds pictures of her dead mother with the man who invented fledging, she begins an investigation that uncovers long hidden secrets. Suddenly, it seems like everyone wants Prissi dead. Can Prissi fly far enough and fast enough to escape her enemies? More
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About Neil Hetzner

Neil (aka C.N.) Hetzner is married, has two children, and lives a mile from the edge of the continent in Rhode Island. Since his inauspicious birth in Indiana in 1948 he has worked as a cook, millwright, newspaper columnist, business professor, vacuumist, printer’s assistant, landscaper, railroader, caterer, factory worker, consulting editor, and, currently, real estate agent.

In addition to working, which he likes a lot, and writing, which he likes even more, he enjoys reading, weaving, cooking, and intrepidly screwing up house repairs.

His writing runs the gamut from young adult futurism to stories about the intricacies of families; however, if there is a theme that links his writing, it is the complicated and miraculous mathematics of mercy.

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Review by: Peggy Knuth on May 30, 2013 :
I finished this book a couple of weeks ago, and I judge a book on how often it comes back to me. This one comes back a lot. Besides a dark fast moving story, it brushes against how experience and time can change people, the unholy gap between rich and poor and how the rich will kill to keep it, the total breakdown of an entire continent due to war, Intelligent people with arrogance enough to commit genocide, the quiet despare of the dyeing, yet there is still kindness to be found and people who want to improve.
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Review by: Jackie MacKenzie on May 21, 2012 :
This book was free, but, having read it, I would pay for it. The story is excellent, and despite my initial dislike of the name 'Prissi', it grew on me and I came to like it fine.
It is a page turner with multiple twists and a really great imagining of the future. Some of the lingo is hard to follow, but some of it is especially fantastic -- particularly the use of the term 'winger'.
Some of the plot twists verge on explosive, and though they never quite cause a concussive shockwave, they're well done, and well-thought out.
I stayed up late reading more than one night, so in the end, that's all that matters.
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