Sunday, July 20, 2014

Review of Sky1 - Foundation

First, sorry I've not been on here much lately. I've been settling in to my new job and running kids around for the summer. Also, I've begun a wordpress blog and will be working on that one more then this one. If you're interested it's I'm posting recipes and workouts, tips over there. I'll still come over here and post occasionally.

So, recently I received a copy of the book Sky1-Foundation written by William Ammerman. This is a futuristic type of story about a group of people who find out the government is not lifting quarantines inside their walled world. The main character, Nick, finds out some sketchy things are going on and rushes to attempt to get his wife, child, and a few others to immigrate to another level for safety.

The city this book is based in walled itself off from the rest of the world. Inside this wall are different levels, these levels represent different castes of people. You have many levels, from one to 137 or more. The people in the lower levels are impoverished and less educated. They are also subject to abuse from those in authority. There is some opportunity for "leveling up", I guess. The book it's stated a couple times that people usually only go up 1-2 levels in their life time. Though at least one person went up from level 55 to 130-something due to his intelligence and probably underhandedness.  In short, he's not really a good guy.

The first few chapters were okay, then I got a bit lost when the author jumped between characters to show the events that were all happening at the same time. However it fairly quickly comes back together as the main characters are rushing to try and secure documentation to get out of the level they are in. This level is being quarantined and conditions are quickly deteriorating.

Just when they thought they made it to safety, things change. You're left with a nice cliff-hanger that encourages you to get the second book in the series. In short, not my usual type of book, but a fairly interesting read. The ending was great, made me want to get the second book in the series. Sky1 - Post-Apocalyptic Thriller

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