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- Print Length: 266 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: February 9, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IC9CS4W
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #237,660 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Sky1 - Foundation (The Sky Series) Kindle Edition
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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 the Sky saga, a futuristic thriller series 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to contact him to discuss any of his works, writing in general, and especially with offers of pints of Guinness.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
First of all, I have to admit this book wasn't at all what I expected...At least the first 3/4 of it, anyways. I was expecting more of a "run for your life and get out alive" type of plot, which it is later on in the book. The first portion of the book is more like a heist story, though, which isn't my cup of tea. If it is yours, though, then you'll love it.
I also had a hard time following the story and some of the actions that were going on at times. But, it may just be me. Perhaps my imagination wasn't firing on all cylinders.
Overall, I did enjoy Sky1-Foundation and I have a feeling that the 2nd and 3rd books are even better! There are all kinds of different twists going on and I can't wait to see how they come together and find out more about how the place they live in came to be. Plus, I was majorly surprised by how the first book ended, so I'm eager to see how the second one starts.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you want to increase your knowledge about foundations, then you might want to try this magical piece. Great read!Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is how I read this series. Book 2 then 3 then finally 1. It seems to go in order that way and flows nicely. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Shiy Conrow
Sky 1 Foundation is right down my alley for books to enjoy and be able to zip right through to read. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Order the second book with this one...you'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. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Normand Corbeil
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 morePublished 9 months ago by Trista W. (Mama's Little Minions)
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. Read morePublished 18 months ago by ReneeTheBlogger
I really liked this book, the twists and turns in the plot had me wanting to keep turning the pages, just to see what would happen next. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Shandi
I loved this book! It was thrilling, exciting, adventurous and kept me on my toes the whole time! I read it in just 2 days, Icouldn't put it down! Read morePublished 18 months ago by Katie Kellogg
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