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Sky1 - Foundation (The Sky Series) [Kindle Edition]

William Amerman
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Book Description

Seven hundred years ago, a city walled itself off from the rest of earth's inhabitants. Decades after first containment, this city named N. Aarde expanded upward, becoming a world unto itself. The population of this city-world has boomed to over eighty million people, but the history of why the world was built and what lies in the exo-world has been lost. This world is Nick's world.

When a quarantine is imposed on Nick's Ground, he and his family are trapped. Rumors spread that quarantines on some Grounds are not being lifted, the affected people never heard from again. The only way out is to break laws that carry a penalty of death. Fearing for the safety of his family, Nick joins forces with a local group to break out.

But can he trust anyone when the stakes are so high?

Welcome to Book 1 of the Sky series. What happens when a subset of the human race splinters from the rest of us, sealing themselves off for over one hundred and twenty generations? Who thrives? Who suffers? With such limited space and resources, how is peace maintained? Can it be maintained? Why do the people of higher Grounds live in luxury compared to the packed masses of the lower Grounds?

The next five books (three written and two to come) in the Sky series tell the story of Nicholas Burke, a journalist from Ground 134. His world is changing, both inside and outside the walls of N. Aarde. Detected by only a few people, the air in the exo-world is cooling. Water levels are receding, uncovering artifacts of a civilization ruined hundreds of years ago. And perhaps most troubling of all, centuries of isolation is about to come to an end. One whispered word, spoken through trembling lips, alerts the new chairmen of the World Defense Committee: Contact!

Product Details

  • File Size: 1441 KB
  • Print Length: 266 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IC9CS4W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #880,331 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars VERY VERY GOOD BOOK April 29, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I read this book in one sitting. It starts out interesting and keeps your attention. It isn't often that I sit and read a book straight thru.
It is very well written & very descriptive.
You can feel what they are going thru to go to the next Ground Level. The struggles and roadblocks that we encounter daily when we try for something we want so bad.
I could feel & relate to the frustration, love & wanting more for your husband & family that Jane goes thru. Knowing that you love your husband but want so much more for him.
This is the first book I have read by William Amerman but it won't be the last & I am ready for the next book in this series.
Mr Amerman is very descriptive and knows how to make you feel like you are IN the book with the characters.
If you haven't read this book or anything by this author I high recommend him and this book.

I received this book free from the author & for my honest & truthful review of this book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Promising, but has problem. July 23, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
While the storyline was interesting, there were two things that were big problems for me. The first was that the beginning is pretty confusing. The story jumps back and forth in time which made it hard for me to keep things straight. I didn't have a firm grasp of what was going on and who all the characters were until about a third of the way into the book.

The second problem is that there isn't a single likable female character in the book. Now, I don't believe that you have to like the characters, however, I don't like characters who only seem to fulfill negative stereotypes about women. The two female characters that you see the most of are both manipulative and also either weak or crazy. I find it really hard to get into a book that doesn't show any female characters in a good light, especially when there is no reason not to do so.

The story is interesting enough that I do really want to know what happens next, but I'm not sure it is worth it for me to buy the next book to find out. I'm afraid that if the second book has the same problems, I'll just start it, but never finish it.

I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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By Lazaro
Format:Kindle Edition
Astounding book that is both captivating and thrilling.

I read "Sky1 - Foundation (The Sky Series)," by Author William Amerman in just one sitting. I thought that it was well written in a descriptive fashion that had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I have to admit it did take a few chapters to get into this one, but when it did, I had to fasten my seatbelt because it will swept me away into the late, late night hours.

I thought that the main character, Nick, was developed with depth and profoundness that me thinking of my own children and what I would do if I were he. A sickness epidemic, a fight for survival, sets the backbone for this amazing series that will enthrall the imagination in a unique and original fashion. Truly the work of a master storyteller!

The ending will took my breath away and left me grinning / smiling / wanting more! 5 Stars for Author William Amerman! Definitely picking up the next installments of the Sky Series....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book! August 5, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I received this book as a review for my blog, even though I did receive it for a review all my opinions are my own.

First off, I just LOVE the apocalyptic type books so I was excited to be able to read this, the beginning of the book definitely caught my attention with how it started out. It does go back and forth with time, the characters from the beginning are Nick, his wife and their son. It is set in the future but it is quite possible that this could happen within our world right now.

You learn of new friends that Nick is trusting with the future of his family, to get out of the "Ground" {basically the level that his family is on, as you get further from the lower ground the better off you are} they will be breaking laws that are punishable by death.

It is an awesome book and I won't be ruining it by putting any spoilers, I can't wait to read the next one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Order the second book right away. May 22, 2015
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Order the second book with this're not going to want the story to stop. the complex and detailed world that the author makes is a great backdrop for an intense thriller. you're heart will break for Nick as he navigates through a world that has become dangerous and confusing. as a father i felt for his desire to do his job and to make a better life for his family. his memories of horrible past events haunts his days as he works to set his family free. the oppressive and callous government is doing everything to control the world around him and his plans to set his family free of oppression leads him down a dangerous world. this fast paced slice of a possible world is filed with possibility if only he can get through the night. William Amerman sets a blistering pace and as the reader the next page cannot come fast enough.

i received this book in return for a honest review: all opinions are my own.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully Written & Attention Grabbing From The Get Go
I have always been a fan of thriller books and post apocalyptic books so I was really excited to have the chance to read and review this Ebook from William Amerman. Read more
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The story starts off a little slow and gets a bit messy in the middle. However, once names and dates begin to click together it gets better.
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book once you get into it
I enjoyed this book, it took me a while to get into it though. It was well written and the scenery and settings were very descriptive. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Melissa Stevens
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice idea, I wasn't thrilled.
I really like books like Wool and the sort. This sounded similar--post-apocalyptic, people living in a walled city with no idea of the world outside, etc. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Susan
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Published 10 months ago by Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
The worst part of the book was that it left me hanging at the end. I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The action was fast paced, the characters were interesting and the ending had me... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Ron Shelton
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! Highly recommended, and cannot wait to read more!
First, I did get this book to review however that doesn't change my opinion at all.
I must admit I do enjoy a good Post Apocalyptic book or movie, and so this got my attention... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Jessica Barstow
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More About the Author

William Amerman was born in Houston, Texas and obtained his Bachelors degree in English from The University of Texas - Austin, way back in the last century. He lived in Austin for eight years, then moved to Denver, Colorado to explore the whole "mountain man" lifestyle. In Denver he met a cute Dutch girl on a ski slope, whom he quickly wooed and followed back to her native country, The Netherlands. He married the cute Dutch girl in 1999 and they spent the next 7 years raising two sons and a sadly over-weight hound in a suburb of Amsterdam before moving back to the US in 2003. Their third son was born in 2005.

He received his MBA in Finance from Santa Clara University in 2009 and currently holds a "real" job in Information Technology in order to feed his three sons, but manages to write in the mornings and on weekends. His latest efforts are directed towards finishing a futuristic thriller trilogy based on a simple idea he had one late Saturday morning lying in bed, looking at the sky through a skylight window in the roof; proving that getting up early can be a hazard to creative thinking!

Contact information via email is:

Feel free to contact him to discuss any of his works, writing in general, and especially with offers of pints of Guinness.


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