Under The Empyrean Sky by Chuck Wendig

Under the Empyrean Sky - Chuck Wendig

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

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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 should have read it earlier because this book was really good. 


The Heartland is a country ravaged by Corn. The Corn is the only thing the Empyrean allow the citizens to grow and Cael just can't take it anymore. The Heartlanders are hungry, poor and tired of their oppressor. Cael, the captain of the Big Sky Scavengers, will discover something that will give him some hope.


The setting of this book was really great. It was quite easy to picture the Heartland because it was so well described. I had some trouble understanding what was happening at first because the beginning was fast without any world building. But I liked it because it made this book more realistic and fluid. You discover bits by bits who are the Empyrean and what the political system is.


Cael is a nice character, he's not a hero (not yet anyway, I don't know what's going to happen next), he seems human and I liked that. I'm sick of characters saving the world and being nice and cute etc. Cael has flaws, he's angry and he does not always think a lot before acting. That's how humans really are. It was a major plus in this book.


Unfortunately the rest of the trilogy has been archived on Netgalley, but I'm definitely going to purchase the two other books to know what is going to happen in this thrilling story! 


Thanks for reading,