We Rule the Night

Narrated by: Chloe Cannon
Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Two girls use forbidden magic to fly and fight - for their country and for themselves - in this riveting debut that's part Shadow and Bone, part Code Name Verity.

Seventeen-year-old Revna is a factory worker, manufacturing war machines for the Union of the North. When she's caught using illegal magic, she fears being branded a traitor and imprisoned. Meanwhile, on the front lines, Linné defied her father, a Union general, and disguised herself as a boy to join the army. They're both offered a reprieve from punishment if they use their magic in a special women's military flight unit and undertake terrifying, deadly missions under cover of darkness. 

Revna and Linné can hardly stand to be in the same cockpit, but if they can't fly together, and if they can't find a way to fly well, the enemy's superior firepower will destroy them - if they don't destroy each other first.

We Rule the Night is a powerful story about sacrifice, complicated friendships, and survival despite impossible odds.

©2019 Claire Eliza Bartlett (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Bartlett's electrifying feminist fantasy debut uses keenly wrought characters, harrowing action sequences, and creative yet economical worldbuilding to explore misogynistic military culture and the human cost of war." (Publishers Weekly)

"Has the feel and imagery of a World War II novel, but in a world run on magic.... This novel is about beating the odds, female empowerment, and female relationships. It's a strong novel and I loved it all." (Lauren Nopenz Fairley, Curious Iguana (Frederick, MD))

"The richly textured world, painted in snow and fire, filled with disparate, diverse people who all want to win the war, is background to a powerful, slow burning story that develops Linné and Revna's reluctant friendship, their growing understanding of the world, and their emerging identities as soldiers who may not entirely trust the country they are willing to die for. Undercurrents of religion, hypocrisy, betrayal, and honor roil beneath the alternating third-person perspectives.... A fierce and compelling breakout debut that should not be missed." (Kirkus Reviews)

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