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

William Amerman
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Seven hundred years ago, a city walled itself off from the rest of the world. Decades after first containment, the city expanded upwards, 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 outside has been lost to the citizens. This world is Nick's world.

Disease spreads quickly when people are packed together so tightly. Quarantines are regularly imposed in an effort to contain the spread of infection. Lately, though, rumors are spreading that quarantines on some Grounds are not being lifted.

When a quarantine is imposed on Nick's Ground, he and his family are trapped. The only way out is to break laws that carry a penalty of death. Fearing for his life and the safety of his family, Nick joins forces with a local group to move to another Ground. But can he trust his new associates?



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  • File Size: 826 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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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #702,504 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book once you get into it July 18, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
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. I could picture it in my own mind very easily. I love books like this. This book got my mind working about what I would do if I was in the situation that the main character, Nick, was in. My final verdict on this story is that I would recommend it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice idea, I wasn't thrilled. July 7, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
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.

Possible spoilers!

This was a very very slow book to start. That's the reason it's 3 stars on my end rather than 4. It took a lot to get into. There are a lot of characters, not enough initial back-story to know who is who and how they are related and why they are doing what they are doing. A huge portion of the book is also told in flashback, which I only realized after I went back and checked the dates on when the events were happening. It's quite confusing until you figure out that it's a flashback.

Once I was a good 40% of the way through the book I started to get into it, but 40% is a lot to slog through to get into a book. Perhaps a cast of characters at the beginning of the book would have helped, but by the time I was 40% of the way through, I had them all figured out.

A promising story idea that I didn't end up being thrilled with the execution. Perhaps the following books will be better. I'll check them out, as the author has promise.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific!! July 4, 2014
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Format:Kindle Edition
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I received this book to read and honestly review. My honest opinion is that this was a phenomenally written and incredibly engaging post-apocalyptic thriller. The characters were all believable and multi-faceted. The scenery was descriptive enough that you could easily picture the details in your mind, but not so bogged down that it slowed the action. I'll admit I quite often admonished myself for skipping ahead in the story paragraphs at a time to find what happened next. If I could have read the entire book in one sitting, I would have. This book provided the perfect escape from my reality.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! June 10, 2014
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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 wanting more.
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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 right from the get go. The beginning caught my attention as soon as I started to read it, and kept me engrossed till the very end of the book. This was something different, not the typical run of the mill style and highly recommended for a good read!

I don't wish to give any spoilers so this is a rather generic review, however I feel this has the potential to be a Best Seller!
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wamerman@gmail.com

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: wamerman@gmail.com

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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