Book View: City of the Falling Sky

Book View: City of the Falling SkyCity of the Falling Sky by Joseph Evans
Series: The Seckry Sequence #1
on July 22nd 2011
Pages: 277
Buy on Amazon

When fourteen year old Seckry Sevenstars is forced out of his village by the greedy Endrin Corporation and relocated to the daunting metropolis of Skyfall City, he harbours resentment for the company and vows to get them back one day for taking away his home, his school and his friends. Fortunately, the marvels of the city do a good job in distracting Seckry from his anger and homesickness, and it isn’t long before he’s competing at Friction (the city’s most popular multiplayer video game), slurping awe-inspiring multicoloured milkshakes, and getting butterflies on his first date. Then, when a mysterious email asks Seckry to break into the headquarters of the Endrin Corporation and steal a container of worms, his anger resurfaces, and he can’t resist the revenge he promised himself.

Alone at night, Seckry creeps through Endrin and discovers... a girl. She’s shaking, petrified, and has no recollection of who she is or what she’s doing there. Floodlights bleach the area and Seckry has no choice but to grab a hold of the girl and escape with her. Suddenly the question of what Endrin were doing with a few worms becomes the last thing on Seckry’s mind. What were Endrin doing with a human?

Short and Sweet:

Wandering around on Amazon one day, I came across City of the Falling Sky. Now, the summary seemed to give a little too much away in regards to the plot (I have edited it a bit for the review), but it still looked like something different.  And boy was I right! Gaming… mystery… science fiction… it is all there. And in a nice, clean package.

City of the Falling Sky has multiple story lines. All interwoven together in an engrossing way. I must gives kudos to Evans for keeping all these stories lines together and on track. As it is, City of the Falling Sky never felt like it was too much. I loved each character and their story about equally. Although, the Rabbit Man tugged at my heart quite a bit.

Final Verdict:

City of the Falling Sky is a book full of surprises. Yes, Evans goes a little overboard in his naming of characters. But it does make the book stand out a little in my mind for that. The book ends on a nice note, but it is definitely a world that I would not mind entering again.

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