Evershore by Janci Patterson, Brandon Sanderson

Evershore (Skyward, #3.1)

by Janci Patterson and Brandon Sanderson

From #1 bestselling author Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson comes the final of three Skyward series novellas, each told from the perspective of a different member of the team back on Detritus. Listen to Jorgen’s story along with Cytonic.

With the government of Detritus in disarray because of Superiority treachery, and with Spensa still away on her mission in the Nowhere, Jorgen must work together with the alien Alanik to pick up the pieces. They intercept a strange transmission from the planet Evershore and its Kitsen inhabitants, who say they have some of Jorgen’s people and want to return them—but can the Kitsen be trusted? And can Jorgen learn to master his increasingly erratic cytonic powers before they spiral out of control and destroy all hope of forming an alliance against the Superiority?

Reviewed by Quirky Cat on

5 of 5 stars


Evershore is the third and final novella by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson. It is part of the Skyward series and follows the events of Cytonic. Oh! And did I mention that the novellas are all going to get bundled into one pretty book? (Skyward Flight: The Collection). I cannot wait!

Jorgen, aka Jerkface, is used to being in charge and making tough decisions. He's been doing it for his flight this whole time. Yet he's never had to deal with so many life-or-death situations before. Nor did any of his training prepare him for interacting with alien races and politics. Yet here we are.

As far as Jorgen can understand, Spensa is still out on her mission (and/or lost somewhere in time and space), leaving him home to deal with everything else going on. Everything else happens to include Alanik, a distress call, and the search for Spensa's grandmother, plus his commanding officer (Cobb).

"In order to achieve control, you must first accept that you have none."

Guys, I have been counting down the days for the release of Evershore! The thing I love the most about these novellas is they help make the wait between novels more bearable. Granted, I now have little else to ease the anxiety until Defiant unless you count the novella bundle, which I very may well read again. Why not, right?

Okay, there's another thing I adore about these novellas; each one offers a different perspective. And now it is finally Jorgen's turn. I think we've all been waiting to see how he would handle well EVERYTHING that has been happening lately.

On that note, wow. I did not think that they could manage to up the ante further, but they did! This novella brought into context some things that happened at the end of Cytonic, finally answering a few questions that I had.

Speaking of, technically, the events of Evershore happen somewhere before the end of Cytonic, but the recommended reading order puts Cytonic before Evershore. Hope I explained that okay. The point is, it all makes more sense in this order.

I love that the three novellas tie together quite nicely, especially the last two. We got to see different cultures and their battles against the same foe in those. In Evershore's case, that means it is finally (finally) time to meet the Kitsen. Yes, please! I won't spoil how that goes, but I will say that it went far beyond my wildest dreams and hopes. Which is saying something, mind you.

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