By: James Bow
Location: FIC BOW
Genre: Sci Fi
captivating story that holds a mirror to our own society as it tells of
survivors from a destroyed earth seeking to establish themselves on a
new planet. A tale of truth and reconciliation, forgiveness and
understanding, and justice for all. A thrilling read for young adults of
all ages, especially those who like science fiction." WVREADS
Earth’s survivors cling to life on an unforgiving, distant planet!
generations after the crash of the colony ship Icarus, Iapyx is barely
hanging on: one of thirteen cities suspended halfway down deep chasms.
The sun on the diamond lands above will kill a man in less than five
minutes. The ticktock monsters in the fog forest below are a little
slower — but quite a bit smarter. An electromagnetic wash has disabled
the computers, the radios, even the lightbulbs. It’s the steam and
clockwork age reborn: a careful society, rationed and stratified.
Which suits Simon Daud just fine.
likes the rules, and knows his place — in the shadow of his older
brother, Isaac. All he wants is to earn his wings as an ornithopter
pilot and get to work in the flight bays. But on his final test flight,
something goes wrong. Isaac is killed. Simon is burned; his body will
never be the same.
Neither will his world. Not everything in
Iapyx is quite as it seems, and through his rehabilitation Simon falls
into the middle of a conspiracy that will bring everything he’s ever
known to the ground. Down in the fog forest, monsters await — but so
does the truth . . . if Simon can survive long enough to find it.