In this remarkable and poignant flight of fantasy, best-selling and award-winning author Blaine M. Yorgason uses the round, round eyes and giant heart of a Royal albatross named Angus Austin to reveal life as it truly could be. As "Gus's" soaring flights carry him far and farther, high and higher, seeking always to comprehend the joys and difficulties of his life, our hearts will rise with him in a triumphant search beyond the most distant horizons for our own understanding. Join Angus Austin in his ultimate quest. The sweet message in Angus Austin's Rising (formerly entitled "Ascending") is Yorgason at his best. Fun, easy-to-read, a style that 3 million readers have come to enjoy. Is it possible for one brought forth into lowly and meager circumstances, with all the odds stacked against him, to rise above himself? To become Royal, for instance, when he knows he is not? Or is it hopeless and even foolish to want to try?