Fly: The Light Princess Retold

H.D. Knightley
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 For readers who loved Ella Enchanted, the books of Shannon Hale, and the fairy tales of George MacDonald comes Fly: The Light Princess Retold
Amelia is not like an ordinary fairytale princess. She's airborne, literally. She’s prone to loop-de-loos and throwing lavish punk rock parties. She is always aloft and never ever comes down.

Hank is worried about the increasing water shortages. Big worries—hunger, thirst, and the fate of his village. He carries them deep, but what can he do? He’s just a guitar-playing, surfer boy from the village, after all.

Hank asks the Princess to intervene with the King and his big, looming dam, but she doesn't seem to care. The Princess never worries, and barely understands. 

Until one night, Amelia asks, "Guitar Boy, will you play me a song?" and causes Hank's heart to play the beat before he can even answer, "Yes, Princess, I wrote one for you." 

In turns, funny and tragic, quirky and thought-provoking, Fly tells the story of Amelia as she becomes a princess who cares about the world and people around her.

Praise for Fly:

“Such a such a fun read."—RB

“a cleverly written magical fairytale"—T Williamson 

"love the modern twist and the addition of the issue of water shortage and poor water conditions.” —H Hawkes
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About the author

 H.D. Knightley loves weaving tales about characters who are in way over their head. People faced with huge environmental issues—light-polluted skies, droughts, piles of hoarded things, encroaching water—that rise above and carry on anyway. 

She likes a story in which everything is a disaster, yet they kiss in the end, so it's all good. 

Her characters are not perfectly strong, more like creatively ordinary, yet capable of amazing things. 

They include Estelle (The Estelle Series) who becomes a celebrity dissident for starting a farm; the Princess Amelia (Fly: The Light Princess Retold) who discovers gravity and rescues her kingdom from a drought; Edmund who scales heights to rescue Violet (Violet's Mountain); and the paddleboarder Luna (the upcoming Leveling) who finds love, shelter, and possible disaster, at the edge of a rising ocean. 

H.D.Knightley lives in Los Angeles in real life and online at
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H.D. Knightley
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Published on
Sep 15, 2014
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Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
Juvenile Fiction / Love & Romance
Sports & Recreation / Surfing
Young Adult Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Young Adult Fiction / Royalty
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Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.

Darkness falls…despair abounds…evil reigns…

Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems. Before long, Eragon doesn’t know whom he can trust.

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