City of the Falling Sky [NOOK Book]

Overview

Seckry Sevenstars is just settling in to life at his new school in Skyfall City when he finds a girl with no memory in the city's largest science research facility.

What is her name?

Why was she there?

Were Endrin experimenting on her?

As Seckry and the girl determine to find out, they realise that some people will stop at nothing to keep ...

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City of the Falling Sky

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Overview

Seckry Sevenstars is just settling in to life at his new school in Skyfall City when he finds a girl with no memory in the city's largest science research facility.

What is her name?

Why was she there?

Were Endrin experimenting on her?

As Seckry and the girl determine to find out, they realise that some people will stop at nothing to keep what's going on at Endrin under wraps.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011477331
  • Publisher: Joseph Evans
  • Publication date: 8/18/2011
  • Series: Seckry Sequence
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 2,091
  • Age range: 13 years
  • File size: 383 KB

Meet the Author

Joseph Evans grew up in Cardiff, South Wales, UK, where he spent his childhood playing video games and watching anime. Reluctant to read for a lot of years, it was his love of Japanese animation that got him hooked, as his mum saw the book jackets for Chris Wooding’s Broken Sky series and bought him the first one as a gift when he was fourteen. He had read the odd book now and again before, but had never been so enthralled and captivated as he was by Broken Sky. Soon he began devouring the rest of the teenage fiction shelves and was introduced to the life changing His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman, and the masterpiece that is Harry Potter.Joseph had always loved drawing and making music as a child, but with his new love of books, he began writing too, first short stories, then longer beginnings of novels. By the time he was sixteen, he had over a hundred pages written of a novel named The Unwanted Continent, but hadn’t planned the story beforehand, and became completely stuck (never mind being slightly distracted by his GCSEs).At the end of sixth form college he began work on a second novel, Setasha, which he continued writing while at university studying Interactive Media. Ultimately his studies overshadowed the book (probably for the best, as he ended up with a 1st class!) and it suffered, once more, from a lack of planning.On leaving university, Joseph got a job working part time in a bookshop alongside doing freelance CGI and visual effects for television shows and other projects. It was here amongst the books that he met the love of his life, Charlotte.When the recession hit, and visual effects work dried up, Joseph grabbed an empty notebook and said to himself ‘This is it. This is the time to write my novel.’It took him six months, between bookselling days, to plan the novel that would become City of the Falling Sky, and a further year and a half to write it.Joseph still works as a bookseller today, and over the years he has had countless parents and teenagers approach him to ask, ‘what can you recommend?’ And although he has enjoyed books since, there are only a very small selection of books that he can truly recommend in terms of sheer reading pleasure, and the top of that selection is, unashamedly, Harry Potter.Harry Potter was Joseph’s biggest inspiration when writing the first book in the Seckry Sequence (readers will undoubtedly see the similarities in regards to the structure of the book spanning one year of Seckry’s school life, and Friction being as important to Seckry as Quidditch is to Harry.) He wanted to write a book about characters that you would want to be friends with, a book in who’s world you would love to live.Joseph’s love of all things electronic and the video game culture he grew up in also had a massive impact on City of the Falling Sky and writing about Seckry’s adventures in such a city felt like the most natural thing in the world. Seckry was always there, waiting for his story to be told.Joseph loves writing The Seckry Sequence because it is the series he has always wanted to read.He hopes you will love it too.
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  • Posted December 4, 2011

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    A GREAT FUTURISTIC NOVEL

    I have to sum the book up in one word "WOW!" but let me tell you why. The book grabbed me from the first page with vivid scenes, great characters and a little bit of Harry Potter in a futuristic way. I really liked Seckry, he was your typical 16-year-old boy who lived in a world where you had to fend for yourself to get by. The novel had multiple story-lines that was intermingled in a way that was not confusing.The author was able to make the characters real and believable with twists and turns that kept me engaged and interested. Although, I did find a couple grammatical errors throughout the book, they did not hinder my enjoyment of the book. If you are a gamer, you will enjoy the book. The author has a vivid imagination and the way he described the virtual world of Friction intrigued me. I wish I could enter the world and play the game. This is a great YA novel and I look forward to book two in the series.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    Amazing truly mind blowing

    I absolutely loved the book. From the way it was put together to the content. I literally read the book in one day because i could not put it down. A++

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    recommend it

    I would recommend this book for teenagers and adults in the 20s and thirtys reange. It is a nice read.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    You should get this book

    I love thisss book i cant wait for the second book to come out! This book has thrills and romance secrets....... and mystry!!!! I hope you enjoy this book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2014

    Love this book!!!!!!

    Omg!!! This book is amazing! Love all the cahracters and the plot twists at the end! A must read for everyone for sure!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    Finalky!

    I had first gotten this book on my kindle, but it broke before I could finish it. I've been waiting for almost a year in hopes that I'd get to read it. This is a great book! If you like sifi you'd most likely like this.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Good Read

    Good read. Geared more for tweens but the author kept me interested. I would read more from him.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2014

    Could have been an interesting story, destroyed by terrible writing.

    The story has interesting concepts and could have been a good read, but the writing was terrible. The grammar and word usage issues could be taken care of by a good editor, and then this might be a decent book for a fourth or fifth grader. Anyone older than that, though, is likely to be put off by the clunky and almost ridiculouly expository writing style.

    Scenes do not have a flow and do not end or transition smoothly; they often seem to be just thrown in to set up an upcoming plot twist. The author doesn't make transitions well and uses crazy coincidences to solve problems way too frequently. The names are distracting and silly and the technology references are inconsistent and don't make sense. A society that can create a game like Friction would also have the ability to search for things online - which only occasionally is an option in this story. The rest of the time they have to search through paper libraries or rely on coincidental amazing discoveries.

    This book might be a good first draft for what could eventually be an interesting story, but it needs much, much more polish before it is worth reading for anyone over ten years old.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    Spellbinding

    I couldn't wait to get quiet time to read this book. Well done Mr. Evans!
    Bingaux

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Cheesey names, poor grammar, words used incorrectly - the idea was interesting

    Cheesey names, poor grammar,words used incorrectly
    The idea was interesting but written for an 11 year old

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2014

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 14, 2013

    Off the HOOK scifi! A refreshing out of bounds story with awesom

    Off the HOOK scifi! A refreshing out of bounds story with awesome characters, humor, and excitement!

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  • Posted February 17, 2013

    I enjoyed this book, so much so I read it in one afternoon.  Sec

    I enjoyed this book, so much so I read it in one afternoon.  Seckry is a great main character!  I highly recommend this book especially for fans of YA adventure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    I enjoyed this novel; Was a different type of setting and a diff

    I enjoyed this novel; Was a different type of setting and a different age for the kids. Mind Twisting!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Anomonus

    This was tje greatest book i have ever read. It has romamce secrets, adventure, suspense, and thrill. I counfnt pur the book down!!!!!¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Couldn't get past the first fifty pages

    Stopped reading before first fifty pages were paged thru.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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