Aislinn Blake, age fifteen, has been able to fly for as long as she can remember. She possesses the wings of a peregrine falcon, fourteen feet across, that allow her to slice through the air at up to two hundred miles per hour. For Aislinn, flying is life's greatest joy... until it turns into a nightmare. The arrival of a mysterious girl marks a turning point in Aislinn's life, and suddenly she must run from everything she has ever known to escape those who want her dead. A cataclysmic chain of events has been set in motion in The Winged, the epic first chapter of The Champions series.