Sparrow Squadron (Aelita’s War, Book 1)

SPARROW SQUADRON, AELITA'S WAR, DL JUNG, DARIUS JUNG, YA, HISTORICAL FICTION, NOVEL, WW2, HISTORY, ADVENTURE, TITLE

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“It doesn’t hurt to be crazy in this line of work.”

June 1941. Most of Europe has fallen under Nazi Germany’s domination. While Britain bravely holds out, Hitler’s attention turns to the wide-open lands and rich resources of the Soviet Union. The largest invasion in history is about to begin.

At sixteen years old, Aelita “Aelya” Makarova is the youngest instructor at her flying club. She lives for flying. The daughter of privileged Soviet engineers, living hundreds of kilometers from the border, the war seems a long way away when her homeland is invaded by the Nazis. But within weeks, Hitler’s war machine crushes its opposition and Aelya is forced to flee her hometown.

Swept up by her nation’s desperate situation, Aelya finds a way to use her abilities to defend everything that she holds dear. She makes faithful friends and bitter rivals as she learns to fly a fighter plane and joins an all-women’s Air Force regiment.

Soon, all her skills and beliefs will be put to the test as she is thrown into combat at the Battle of Stalingrad. In the crucible of war, not even flying among the clouds can spare her the horrors of the most savage and devastating conflict in human history. At terrible cost, she will learn that only with all her talent, luck and the help of the men and women around her, might she just make it through with something left of herself.


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