Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet or computer – no Kindle device required. Learn more
Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.
Using your mobile phone camera, scan the code below and download the Kindle app.
Enter your mobile phone or email address
By pressing ‘Send link’, you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.
You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message and data rates may apply.
Follow the Author
Daughters of the Night Sky Kindle Edition
From the Publisher
What makes their story so compelling is the fact that the regiment was composed entirely of women. In Daughters of the Night Sky, author Aimie K. Runyan shines a spotlight on these unsung heroes—some of the more memorable characters I’ve encountered in historical fiction. Not only did the aviatrixes persevere through the horrors of war, but they refused to fall victim to the doubt, disregard, and discrimination that dogged them as young women. Their planes were barely functional and offered little protection from the elements or enemy weapons. They received little recognition compared to other regiments, yet on a given night the Witches would complete far more runs than their male counterparts.
None of this mattered to these women—their tenacity and unrelenting bravery carried them through. In the end their efforts were pivotal to defeating the Nazis, and the squadron went on to become the most highly decorated in the Soviet air force during the war.
Here, finally, we have their story—and it’s one we can all take inspiration from.
- Chris Werner, Editor
About the Author
Aimie K. Runyan is a historian and author who writes to celebrate history’s unsung heroines. She is the author of two previous historical novels: Promised to the Crown and Duty to the Crown. She is active as an educator and a speaker in the writing community and beyond. She lives in Colorado with her wonderful husband and two (usually) adorable children. To learn more about Aimie and her work, please visit www.aimiekrunyan.com.
- ASIN : B06XTQ4YD1
- Publisher : Lake Union Publishing (1 January 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 2459 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 312 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 80,441 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
About the author
Review this product
Top reviews from Australia
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
This fictionalised story of one flyer and her friends and family, tells of the hardships, dangers, daily struggles, small joys, and deep loves and losses. It is very readable, with realistic characters, dramatically-told events and emotional scenes.
Recommended as a really good book, educational and inspiring.
This time is different. I had never heard of the night witches or the lady pilots of the Russian airforce in WW II. There story is truly remarkable, they just go on till the job is done. Aimie K Runyan has a geat talent in that she draws you into the story so that you feel a relationship with the characters.
The editing is also very good with just one 4 letter expletive ( which I thought not really required).
Top reviews from other countries
The best parts that were exciting to read were the sorties and air battles, the black humour in having boots four sizes too big and men"s uniforms and underwear. Respect was hard won. Of course, as a reader, I wanted to cheer them on and applaud their successes and weep at their losses.
However the scene setting and beginning was overly long... Nothing much would have been lost I feel... if the book had begun three or four chapters in with much chopped, I wasn't held by the love story or by the concluding chapters. The best writing I felt was in the war scenes where it came alive. Liked the flight scenes but the flavour of post and prewar Russia felt a little flat and dull. But the main focus which succeeded was the story of the wonderful celebrated - deservedly - Night Witches - who I previously had not heard of .. And that succeeded and I found really interesting.. Their story - fiction based on reality - deserved to be told so very glad I read the book. These brave aviators and their many sacrifices will stay in my memory ....
A great telling of how people live and love despite what fate provides. I felt the ending was cut short.....editors pen maybe! I am happy to recommend this book as a robust war novel, with romance, but maybe it really felt like a auto biography......
Early on in the book I felt a little disconnected from the characters emotionally, but I had found a connection by the end and definitely felt for Katerina's losses and the life she built after the war. A lovely and educational read.