Kindle Price: $2.99

Save $12.00 (80%)

Read this title for free. Learn more

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

OR
Read for Free
with Kindle Unlimited

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Flip to back Flip to front
Audible Narration Playing... Paused   You are listening to a sample of the Audible narration for this Kindle book.
Learn more

Get the Free Kindle App

Enter email or phone number to get a link

Processing your request...

Children of a Broken Sky (Redemption Chronicle Book 1) Kindle Edition

34 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
$2.99

Length: 386 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Matchbook Price: $0.00 What's this?
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
  • Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.
  • Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. You can also see more Kindle MatchBook titles here or look up all of your Kindle MatchBook titles here.
  • Read the Kindle edition on any Kindle device or with a free Kindle Reading App.
  • Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.com.
  • Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.
Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.
  • Similar books to Children of a Broken Sky (Redemption Chronicle Book 1)

Sing for Us
Historical Fiction
Based on a true story, Sing for Us is a riveting tale of love and hope in the last days of the Civil War. Learn more

Product Details

  • File Size: 3679 KB
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Lone Road Publishing, LLC (October 25, 2013)
  • Publication Date: October 25, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GANXUM6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #458,570 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


More About the Author

Hi. My name is Adam J Nicolai.

I write novels that come from the fear I feel everyday, the wild hopes that drive me, and the things I wish were true. My writing may have swearing. It may deal with uncomfortable topics. It may go to places none of us want to visit. The problem is, in our nightmares and daydreams, while driving or showering or sleeping, we all visit these places anyway.

I write so we don't have to visit them alone.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ryan J. Holthaus (Brooklyn Park, MN) on December 2, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
In order to make a fantasy world feel authentic and real, you need to have the element of religion. Many fantasy writers forget this one very important aspect. Mr. Nicolai not only includes the religiosity factor but makes it the main drive of the story, creating something that feels fresh in the overcrowded arena of fantastical fiction. His crowded cast of kid characters sometimes threatens to cause confusion, but his characterizations are so concise that I have no problem keeping track of what is happening, and to whom. The storyline alternates between chapters set in present day and those set in flashback, which not only revitalizes the narrative but adds a heaping dose of welcome story/character "onion-peeling". I only felt there was only one major flaw with Children - the fact that I have to wait until 2014 for the next chapter!

Go Iggy!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Uncle Progress on October 30, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
So this is a high fantasy, swords-and-magic novel, very different in both genre and tone from Mr. Nicolai's previous works... but every bit as good. Mr. Nicolai's acute sense of plot and pacing is still evident in this longer work (I bought it late last night and finished it this afternoon, and may re-read it later this week). One thing I found particularly laudable: Mr. Nicolai's previous books were essentially single-protagonist novellas, but he manages to bring the same deep and interesting level of characterization to a much larger cast of characters. His ability to portray the often fractious and difficult relationships among these characters is pretty amazing as well. I'm really looking forward to the next in the series!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jason Godfrey on November 14, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Many fantasy books are slow to get going. Often you must rely on faith that there is payoff while you trod through the setup. "Children" is not one of those books. The tension starts early and drives you forward as you learn about these well developed characters. As the story progresses you alternate between "the present" and the characters childhood, seeing the experiences that drive them and bind them together. And despite all the swords and magic, in the end this is a book about people, learning to have faith in themselves and in each other.

I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Breanne Dyck on December 4, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
A week or so before I started reading Children, I was headed on vacation and looking through my current books - trying to find one that would scratch a particular itch. Fantasy, an easy read, but with some depth to it. This is the book I had been looking for. Too often, fantasy authors confuse narrative complexity with complicated language; not here. The book reads quickly and smoothly, but when you sit back and think about what you've read, you realize there are a lot of interwoven threads and it leaves you with a considerable amount to chew on. Looking forward to book 2!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jan on November 17, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I have not read fantasy for many years! This was a wonderful book to get back into fantasy. The characters came alive. I became involved with each one of them. This was one of those books that I could not put down and was upset when I got to the end because I wanted it to go on. Please hurry with the next one! I can hardly wait to see what happens! Loved it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Janeba on November 3, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Books about swords and sorcery are nothing new, but Mr. Nicolai manages to make the magic in his world as fresh and authentic as his young protagonists. There are a couple lulls in action, yet by and large this novel gets its hooks into you. It makes you think, paints vivid pictures, and leaves you wanting to explore his world for yourself.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jason on January 24, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Children is a fantasy novel, birthing a new world which holds many rich and detailed characters making you constantly want to hear more from the perspective of each individual.

Mr. Nicolai tells this story in a different manner than the average fantasy novel. This story follows the children as a group in the present with periodic detailed jumps to the past for fulfilling character development. These backstories are an inherent part of the plot and very well done as they provide a lot of interesting, fun and very exciting moments of the very young Children (think of the mayhem you may have caused when you were 8-10 years old and how real it was to you at the time). Initially it seems a bit different but before getting too far into the book I became drawn to these backstories and they are all the more intriguing placed within the overall story where they are.

The story overall is clearly just the beginning of a much grander adventure with hopefully many more books to come!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sommerkamp Designs on January 21, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Every once in awhile, a reader takes a chance on an author totally unknown...in my case, tempted by a free e-book. Opening the book is an adventure; will it be a well traveled path, or possibly the road not taken? In Adam's case...it is a thrill ride every time! I am rarely driven to write a "RAVE" review for a book; but every one of Adam's books have made me stop, think, have goose bumps, and even post to him on Facebook to say "Thank you". His books linger in your mind long after they have been completed. His new trilogy makes his readers want to yell "Hurry UP!" so they can read more of their favorite characters. Don't miss a chance to watch this man become a writer of renown. Be able to say "I read him first". And seek out "Alex" and "Rebecca". Buy them all. You will NOT be sorry. Post your own rating to help him out. I'll be watching, waiting, reading...and buying. Psssss: "Adam-hurry up!"
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?