THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE WORLD. At least Icarus Phaethon thinks so. He has a feeling that something is out of place, something is not quite right, but he just can't put his finger on a problem he knows exists.
So, he decides to go travelling. One day, he and his partner, Ana, both leave their jobs, pack their bags and go on a spectacular journey around the world. He thinks that by experiencing as much of the world as he can that one day he may just discover the source of this inexplicable feeling. And one fine day he does. He discovers something so incredible that it immediately turns his world upside down and shakes the foundations of his knowledge. Icarus thinks that he has stumbled upon the secret of the Universe, but there's one problem with knowing this explosive secret - it's so unbelievable that he just can't tell anybody. Join Icarus on this spellbinding journey across continents and time, as he attempts to climb the mountain of his life in search of the ultimate discovery. Etienne Jackson has crafted an immense and powerful novel that delves into the very heart of all things. This heady mix of travel narrative, philosophical dialogue, human drama, intrigue, love story and soul-searching personal journey will challenge your perception of the world and relationship with it. Flight of the Tropicbird takes the reader on an unforgettable journey around the world in its attempt to get at the core of who and what we are.