Wings of Creation (The Silver Ship)
by Brenda Cooper
Cover Artist: Stephan Martiniere
Review by Mel Jacob
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765320957
Date: 10 November 2009 List Price $27.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
In Brenda Cooper's third Silver Ship novel, Wings of Creation, Chelo Lee, her brother Joseph, and their extended family flee the isolated planet Fremont after defeating the Star Mercenaries sent to destroy all humans there. On their flight to Silver's Home, a messenger drone sent by Joseph's mentor Marcus intercepts them with a new destination. The Port Authority has declared Joseph and soon Chelo wanted persons and issued arrest warrants. Marcus joins them, and they begin a new journey to a destination only he knows. He warns Joseph one faction on Silver's Home wants him dead along with Marcus and his companion Jenna. From official release/information:
From back of book: Joseph has succeeded in rescuing his sister, Chelo, from a pitched battle on the colony planet Fremont. Now he, Chelo; and the love of his life, Alicia; and all of their extended family are finally returning home. Halfway there, a probe intercepts them, carrying a message form Joseph's enigmatic teacher, Marcus, warning of an encroaching war.
Joseph is wanted for escaping to save Chelo. To stay safe, he must bring his family and friends to the renowned planet of Lopali, where men and women can fly, and peace and freedom abound. Or do they? Alicia has always wanted to fly, but the modifications that give humans wings can kill as often as they work.
Joseph must learn to actually change humans, to free the fliers of a tyranny that has enslaved them since their species was born. If he can do this, the fliers have agreed to help him stop the war. But it's not as easy as it seems.
(Source: Tor Books)