Under the Empyrean Sky

Under the Empyrean Sky

Book - 2013
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Cael McAvoy, living in the corn-overrun Heartland below extravagant sky flotillas, grows tired of scavenging and living in the Empyrean Empire's shadow and vows to do something to change his lot in life.
Publisher: Las Vegas, Nev. : Skyscape, c2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 1477814209
9781477817209
Branch Call Number: YF WEN NVD
Characteristics: 354 pages ; 22 cm

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JCLJoshN May 30, 2017

I really dig Chuck Wendig's fast-paced writing and punk worldbuilding. The book can be kind of heavy-handed at times with its politics, but like with Cory Doctorow's fiction, it's politics I agree with, so I actually enjoy the heavy-handedness.

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Veranda
Mar 07, 2015

writing good, just not into storyline or characters. I think i would have enjoyed more if i was closer to the teen end of the spectrum instead of retirement end.....

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Dtrasler
Feb 25, 2015

I'm a big fan of Chuck Wendig, both of his published writing and the excellent (if often x-rated) writing advice he dispenses from his blog. However, this book just wasn't for me. Not due to the writing, or characterisation - both of those were as good as ever. But it's not a story that appeals to me, not a situation I was grabbed by. I'll stick with Bait Dog and Blue Blazes and Bad Blood.

John_David Oct 24, 2013

This well-imagined and suspenseful adventure draws you deep into the Heartland, where the corn will as likely kill you as feed you and the sky-dwelling Empyrians make sure the land-dwellers don't think or act too much for themselves.

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