Human-enslaving horses, sorcerers, giants, immortals and more
Cygnus is an average young man working for an airline. When something goes wrong on a transcontinental flight, he is thrust into the adventure of a lifetime.
Many challenges lie ahead of Cygnus. His survival depends on his wits as he encounters mysterious islands occupied by human-enslaving horses, immortals, a race of sorcerers and necromancers, anti-intellectuals, giants, and miniature human civilizations.
2020 Reader Views Literary Award Winner – Humor/Satire
2020 Reader Views Literary Award Winner – Canada West
2020 Readers’ Favorite Book Award Finalist – Literary Fiction
Cygnus is an ordinary young man thrust into a series of unlikely and incredible adventures brought about when he becomes a rare survivor of an oceanic air disaster.
He washes ashore on the beach of an island occupied by disdained feral humans ruled by civilized, sentient horses.
In a quest to survive, he encounters fantastic creatures and through his interactions therewith draws parallels and contrasts to our world. His odyssey takes him to places inhabited by giants and tiny diminutive humans, decrepifying immortals, anti-intellectuals, and magic-wielding necromancers.
On Swift Wings is a deep, brilliantly written fantasy/adventure novel that encourages readers to examine their world through the satirical lens of several stunningly painted unique and isolated islands filled sly humour.
If you love classic satire and fantasy, read Brett Wiens’ modern masterpiece, On Swift Wings.