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Sky1 - Foundation (The Sky Series) Kindle Edition

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Length: 266 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Series: The Sky Series (Book 1)

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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
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #834,955 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Angie Waggoner on 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 & Tomoson.com for my honest & truthful review of this book.
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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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