Harpy's Flight

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Original US cover art for Harpy's Flight.
Cover art for the UK edition of Harpy's Flight by John Howe.

Harpy's Flight is the first book in the Windsingers' Quartet. First published in 1983, it was the first published novel of Megan Lindholm. She had previously published two short stories, Bones for Dulath in (AMAZONS!, 1979) and The Small One (in Fantastic Stories Vol 27, 1980), set in the same world. Chronologically Harpy's Flight is the first story of the adventures of Ki and Vandien.


  • First published in the US as a paperback in February 1983 by Ace with the ISBN 0441317464. (ARC in December 1982?)
  • An omnibus edition titled "The Windsingers" containing Harpy's Flight, The Windsingers and the Limbreth Gate by Corgi. A trade paperback in 1985 with ISBN 0552991821.
  • An omnibus hardcover published by BCA in 2002, containing Harpy's Flight and The Windsingers. Cover with John Howe's illustration on a blue background.
  • A Kindle edition by Voyager 1st of September 2011 with ASIN B005JE1KJC
  • Included in a Kindle bundle with all the four novels from Harper the 5th of December 2013 with ASIN B00FD98B1I.

Omnibus covers


  • A Dutch translation De Windzangers: De vlucht by Luitingh in April 2007 with ISBN 9789024508488.
  • A French translation Le vol des harpies (Le cycle de Ki et Vandien Tome 1) by Mnémos the 6th of March 2004, translated by Xavier Spinat, with ISBN 9782915159189 and cover art by Michael Welply. Reprinted the 27th of January 2007 by J'ai lu, "collection Fantasy no 8203" with ISBN 9782290348697 and cover art by Vincent Madras (there are two editions with different fonts but the same ISBN and cover art). Published again as an ebook edition from Mnémos the 13th of December 2014 with ASIN: B00QU3YYAI and cover art by Alain Brion. Published again by Mnémos in a collection called Naos the 16th of June 2016 with ISBN 9782354083618 (paperback and ebook) with cover art by Julien Delval.
  • A French omnibus edition of all four books titled Ki & Vandien - Intégrale, the 16th of August 2012, translated by Xavier Spinat and Guillaume Le Pennec by Mnémos with ISBN 9782354081416. Reprinted by France Loisirs the 10 of October 2016 with ISBN 9782298118698. Cover art by Alain Brion.
  • A German translation Die Windsänger 1: Der Fluch der Zigeunerin by Goldmann Wilhelm GmbH in November 1985 with ISBN 9783442238835.
  • A Russian translation Пой вместе с ветром in a hardcover omnibus that contains "Harpy's Flight" and "The Windsingers". Published in 1996 by Азбука - Терра with ISBN 576840080X

International covers


Ki and Vandien chronology

Harpy's Flight | The Windsingers | The Limbreth Gate | Bones for Dulath | The Small One | Luck of the Wheels