Daughters of the Night Sky by Aimie K. Runyan

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Daughters of the Night Sky Read Online Free - A novel—inspired by the most celebrated regiment in the Red Army—about a woman’s sacrifice, courage, and love in a time of war.

Russia, 1941. Katya Ivanova is a young pilot in a far-flung military academy in the Ural Mountains. From childhood, she’s dreamed of taking to the skies to escape her bleak mountain life. With the Nazis on the march across Europe, she is called on to use her wings to serve her country in its darkest hour. Not even the entreaties of her new husband—a sensitive artist who fears for her safety—can dissuade her from doing her part as a proud daughter of Russia.

After years of arduous training, Katya is assigned to the 588th Night Bomber Regiment—one of the only Soviet air units comprised entirely of women. The Germans quickly learn to fear nocturnal raids by the daring fliers they call “Night Witches.” But the brutal campaign will exact a bitter toll on Katya and her sisters-in-arms. When the smoke of war clears, nothing will ever be the same—and one of Russia’s most decorated military heroines will face the most agonizing choice of all.

Title : Daughters of the Night Sky
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ISBN : 154204586X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 316 pages


Theresa rated it ★★★★★

September 22, 2017

Runyan has a gift for writing historical fiction about strong women that aren’t taught about in history class. In Daughters of the Night Sky, we learn about women who become pilots in the Red Army under Stalin in World War Two. I never knew that Stalin essentially advocated for something like equ...

Sonja rated it ★★★★★

June 18, 2017

A lively and stirring tale of the brave vanguard of women pilots fighting for Russia and, as often, for respect from their male counterparts. My heart was in my throat as our heroine, Katya, took to the skies to live her dream and risk her life. As enthralled as I was by this dive into social and...

Tammy rated it ★★★★★

September 16, 2017

I received an advanced copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Historical fiction at it's finest! Daughters of the Night Sky has all the things I love...history and strong women overcoming adversity. I was instantly drawn into Katya's story as she found love and fought to become a ni...

boogenhagen rated it ★★★★☆

December 04, 2017

Really well done book about the lady pilots of the USSR during WWII and to my even greater delight, it comes complete with a well earned HEA.

Erin rated it ★★★★☆

September 29, 2017

Find this and other reviews at: https://flashlightcommentary.blogspot... Daughters of the Night Sky marks my third experience with author Aimie K.Runyan and represents a significant shift in the scope of her storytelling. Inspired by the real-life exploits of the female aviators of the Soviet Air...

Aura rated it ★★★★★

October 22, 2017

I received an advanced copy from Netgalley of this historical novel set in World War II Russia. I enjoyed this great novel about Russian women trained as pilots by Stalin to help defeat the Nazis. This novel is a timely novel in that women serving in the military today around the world perhaps do...

RoseMary rated it ★★★★☆

January 12, 2018

Author Runyan presents an aspect of WWII not extensively covered in other historical fiction dealing with the same time period. Female Russian Pilots are the focus of her new novel Daughters of the Night Sky. I truly enjoyed this book and have thought about the story several times since the final...

Linda rated it ★★★★★

November 10, 2017

MY REVIEW OF ‘DAUGHTERS OF THE NIGHT SKY’ by Aimie K. Runyan Kudos to Aimie K. Runyan, author of “Daughters of the Night Sky” (Lake Union Publishing, Publication date January, 2018) for writing such an enticing and intriguing novel combining Historical Fiction and Fiction, which are the genres for...

Barbara rated it ★★★★★

December 01, 2017

I read so much WWII historical fiction that I thought I covered every aspect, but the story of the women's regiment of pilots of the Russian Red Army was so interesting! I found myself cheering on Katya all the female pilots, mechanics, and navigators as they worked hard training to become accept...

Catherine rated it ★★★★★

February 15, 2018

Great read! Well-researched and interesting even if you don't normally read historical fiction. I love how more and more women's histories are getting explored.

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