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Under the Empyrean Sky

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Under the Empyrean Sky

    Corn is king in the Heartland, and Cael McAvoy has had enough of it. It's the only crop the Empyrean government allows the people of the Heartland to grow. And the genetically modified strain is so aggressive that it takes everything the Heartlanders have just to control it. As captain of the Big Sky Scavengers, Cael and his crew sail their rickety ship over the corn day after day, scavenging for valuables, trying to earn much-needed ace notes for their families. But Cael's tired of surviving life on the ground while the Empyrean elite drift by above in their extravagant sky flotillas. He's sick of the mayor's son besting Cael's crew in the scavenging game. And he's worried about losing Gwennie, his first mate and the love of his life, forever when their government-chosen spouses are revealed. But most of all, Cael is angry, angry that their lot in life will never get better and that his father doesn't seem upset about any of it. Cael's ready to make his own luck . . . even if it means bringing down the wrath of the Empyrean elite and changing life in the Heartland forever.

Author:Chuck Wendig
Genre:Science Fiction
Tags:Publication, Book, Novel, Present Tense, Science Fiction, Dystopia, YA, Read, Read as Audiobook, Abandoned Series
Comment:I found reading this book was a painful experience. It really felt like the author made his characters suffer because that's the way he thought to garner reader engagement. This didn't work for me. Also, given the nature of the setting, it felt like a lot of phrases and idioms used just didn't fit. In a world of hyper-aggressive corn in the middle of plains, with no trees, not forests, no lakes, no streams, using jarring similes and metaphors such as "like a squirrel with a nut" or "mauled as if by a bear" or "like a fish taking the bait on a long line".
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Box:E2 (e)
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