Skyward Inn

Skyward Inn Review

Skyward Inn, within the high walls of the Western Protectorate, is a place of safety, where people come together to tell stories of the time before the war with Qita. But safety from what?

Qita surrendered without complaint when Earth invaded; Innkeepers Jem and Isley, veterans from either side, have regrets but few scars. Their peace is disturbed when a visitor known to Isley comes to the Inn asking for help, bringing reminders of an unnerving past and triggering an uncertain future.

Did humanity really win the war?

A thoughtful, literary novel about conflict, identity and community; a fresh new perspective in speculative fiction from critically-acclaimed writer Aliya Whiteley. Jamaica Inn by way of Jeff Vandermeer, Ursula Le Guin, Angela Carter and Michel Faber, Skyward Inn is a beautiful story of belonging, identity and regret.

Title:Skyward Inn
Edition Language:English

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    Skyward Inn Reviews

  • Jthbooks

    I can’t give this a rating yet as I can’t make up my mind. I’ve never read anything like it. Ok I’ve decided I can honestly say I’ve never read anything like this book before. It was one of...

  • Lou

    Skyward Inn is a sci-fi retelling of Daphne du Maurier's Jamaica Inn and a weird and increasingly surrealist story of love, belonging, and togetherness. Skyward Inn, on the moorlands of the Western Pr...

  • Para (wanderer)

    ARC received from the publisher (Solaris) in exchange for an honest review.I’m always on the lookout for more SFF slice of life. Especially weird literary SFF slice of life. So when Fabienne brought...

  • Amanda

    In England's rural Southwest, the Protectorate has annexed itself from the Coalition of world powers. Jem, a veteran of the interplanetary war with the Qitans, runs the Skyward Inn, the Protectorate...

  • Justine

    Thanks to NetGalley and Solaris (Rebellion) for providing an ARC! ...

  • Lena (Sufficiently Advanced Lena)

    I'm still losing my mind a little bit with this book but first of all, thanks to Rebellion Publishing for sending me a copy of this book for review!Do you Dream of Terra-Two meets AnnihilationSo, let ...

  • The Book Sheelf

    A few weeks ago I read, enjoyed, and reviewed Aliya Whiteley’s ‘The Secret Life of Fungi’, so when I was caught in the throes of a late-night @netgalley binge, spotted this striking cover and re...

  • Sydney S

    Hmm. How do I rate this? I think I really enjoyed it?The vibe is very VanderMeer’s Annihilation meets Avatar. There’s the sense of unknowing, unanswered questions, and being a fly on the wall. I t...

  • Hailey Donna

    Skyward Inn was certainly unique. I took a few days after I finished reading this book to collect my thoughts and I'm still not entirely sure how I feel. On the one hand, Aliya Whiteley succeeded at c...

  • Jessica Haider

    hmmm. How to describe this book... Skyward Inn is set on Earth in the near/semi-distant future in a time after a big war and after we've made contact with an alien race via a gateway. Earth establishe...