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Jay Amory

James Lovegrove(1965- )
Jay Amory is a penname of James Lovegrove. He has a degree in English Literature from Oxford. Several of his books are written especially for reluctant readers. Currently Mr. Lovegrove resides in Eastbourne on the Sussex Coast, having moved there in August 2007 with his wife Lou, sons Monty and Theo, and cat Ozzy. He has a terrific view of the sea from his study window, which he doesn’t sit staring out at all day when he should be working. Read excerpts of his novels at James Lovegrove’s website. And here’s Jay Amory’s website.

The Clouded World

The Clouded World — (2006-2008) Young adult. The Wingless Boy is an omnibus edition containing The Fledging of Az Gabrielson and Pirates of the Relentless Desert. The Clouded World is an omnibus containing Darkening for a Fall and Empire of Chaos.
Publisher: Az is one of the Airborn. With a stretch and a beat of their eight foot wings his people travel effortlessly around and between their cities, perched high above the clouds. Its a life of ease and airy beauty. Only Az has no wings, so in his glorious world of freedom and flight, he is a painful — and isolated — oddity. And then one day he is picked out for a job. A job below the clouds. The system of massive automated elevators which send up everything the Airborn need to survive, are breaking down — and threatening to take the Airborn society with them. Someone has to go down to the Ground to find out what has happened and Az, with his wingless similarity to the prehistoric Groundlings, looks to be perfect for the task of hunting for answers beneath the clouds. But on the Ground, in the vast shadows of the cities, Az finds more questions than answers: a benighted people who worship a dim notion of the Airborn and aspire to be like them. A people who fill elevators with tributes to their winged deities. A people who are beginning to think their way of life is part of a very un-natural order of things. And a girl called Cassie Grubdollar, who’s definitely no angel…

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The Fledging of Az Gabrielson: A YA page turner

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The Fledging of Az Gabrielson by Jay Amory

In the wake of a global apocalypse, humans take to the skies, building enormous cities above the encroaching cloud cover, connected to the earth by slender columns. The columns enclose supply elevators that bring essential resources up from the surface to the earth to the Airborn , who are so named because of these cities and because of their giant wings that allow them to fly like angels. All the Airborn have wings, except for the teenager Az Gabrielson, born without the wings that mark everyone else in his society. But when supplies stop coming up from the ground, his lack of wings make him a perfect spy. What very few people in the Airborn society know is that the elevators aren’t supplied by machines, but by Groundlings — humans left behind to maintain the elevators and keep the Airborn society thriving while they live in gloom and squalor on the surfa... Read More