City of the Falling Sky

City of the Falling Sky

by Joseph Evans
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City of the Falling Sky by Joseph Evans

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 full of worms for a hefty sum of money, his anger resurfaces, and he can’t resist the revenge he promised himself.

Alone at night, Seckry creeps through the sewers whilst wondering what experiments Endrin might be doing on the worms, and emerges into the silent complex. But the worms aren’t the only thing that he finds. Staring at him through the darkness, with wide, innocent eyes, is something that makes Seckry’s heart almost stop.

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?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011477331
Publisher: Joseph Evans
Publication date: 08/18/2011
Series: Seckry Sequence
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 71,938
File size: 391 KB
Age Range: 12 Years

About 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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City of the Falling Sky 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
MelissaEB More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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++
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book for teenagers and adults in the 20s and thirtys reange. It is a nice read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good read, stayed up all night reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book and want more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it, can't wait to read the next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg!!! This book is amazing! Love all the cahracters and the plot twists at the end! A must read for everyone for sure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't wait to get quiet time to read this book. Well done Mr. Evans! Bingaux
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
JJFlorence More than 1 year ago
Off the HOOK scifi! A refreshing out of bounds story with awesome characters, humor, and excitement!
JesLyneC More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was tje greatest book i have ever read. It has romamce secrets, adventure, suspense, and thrill. I counfnt pur the book down!!!!!¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book... And author! Is great how his book can get you so involed in the book. Haven't been able to stop reading!
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I enjoyed this novel; Was a different type of setting and a different age for the kids. Mind Twisting!