Under the Empyrean Sky (The Heartland Trilogy)
Fear the Corn.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... show more
Fear the Corn.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. 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. When Cael and his crew discover a secret, illegal garden, he knows it’s time to make his own luck...even if it means bringing down the wrath of the Empyrean elite and changing life in the Heartland forever.
Publish date: July 30th 2013
Pages no: 354
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
, Post Apocalyptic
Series: The Heartland Trilogy (#1)
I would like to thank NetGalley and Skyscape for providing me with a copy of this book. The Heartland Trilogy #1 Release date: July 30th 2013 Goodreads link I requested this book a while ago, cause it was available until July 14th. But then I never took the time to read it, shame on me. I shoul...
4/5 stars*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*“That’s life in the Heartland.”What’s life in the Heartland like? Monster corn that isn’t even safe to eat is the only crop that isn’t outlawed, floating cities above that treat the Heartlanders lik...
Months ago I started reading Chuck Wendig's blog I enjoy it so much I decided I needed to read one of his fiction books. This looked like a good one to start with. Its a Dystopian YA with corn that is taking over and maybe thirsty for blood, Hobos, a lottery, action, Elite people living in the sky....
In the Heartland, genetically modified corn has overrun everything and people struggle just to survive. Young Cael McAvoy is the leader of a salvage crew, finding scraps of a bygone age to sell to bring in money for his home town, Boxelder. But when Cael and his crew find some forbidden plants growi...
I've heard good things about Chuck Wendig, and I do enjoy his blog quite a bit, but I'd been reluctant to try his fiction. It sounded a bit more gruesome and, er, intense than what I usually like to read. But when I read his Big Idea post on Scalzi's website, I knew I at least had to check this one ...
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