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Sky1 - Foundation (The Sky Series) Kindle Edition

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Length: 266 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • File Size: 1441 KB
  • Print Length: 266 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: February 9, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IC9CS4W
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,286,780 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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As an English major, I read a lot of books. The concept of Sky 1-Foundation really intrigued me because it told an apocalyptic story in a way that I have never seen approached before. The concept of why everyone is housed in levels and the hierarchy caste made me immediately want to read more. The story is set in a future where there is more population than space available. The story hearkens back to mysterious illnesses that could wipe out a whole section of people at a time. In order to contain this threat, whole levels are closed off. There is mostly vague rumors and lack of understanding why and what is happening in the levels below.

The main character, Nick, teams up with a group of ragtag like-minded people hoping to escape to the higher levels as well. He conspires with them in order to save his child and wife from the same fate as those in the lower levels. The only way for people to survive is to move upward. Most save everything they have to buy their way up more levels, knowing that the more space they put between themselves and the bottom levels, the better their life will be. Choosing to break their way into the upper levels is a serious crime.

The characters themselves are very real and compelling. It is rare that I read a book that really makes me as a reader become invested in their outcome. There is a sense of urgency to the actions of all the characters in the story. Hanging over their heads is the very real threat of quarantines. As a reader I identified with Nick’s struggles to save his child. Some of the characters are extremely frustrating, such as Nick’s manipulative wife, Jane. I find it very well-written when I feel emotions towards the words and actions of the characters.
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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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Sky 1 Foundation is right down my alley for books to enjoy and be able to zip right through to read. I am currently reading Sky 2 Detrius Machine and look forward to the third book Sky 3 Emerald Mara. I was very happy that William Amerman let me review all three of this books and hope to see more from him in the future.

Sky 1 Foundation starts right from the get go with action already taking place which makes for a good start and a good catcher of readers who are looking for action right from the beginning. Sky 1 is based on a original thought of the future and how people might try to live out or govern people in a society that has lived through war.

When a virus breaks out people rush to try and get to another level before they quarantine the level they are already on. I really don't want to go into much more you can read the what the publisher has to say below but if you like post apocalyptic books then you will enjoy this one.I received this as part of a promotion in order to facilitate a unbiased and honest review.
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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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By ReneeTheBlogger on August 5, 2014
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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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