The incredible new novel and brand new world from the international bestselling author of the Wool trilogy.
The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes. Here in this land of howling wind and infernal sand, four siblings find themselves scattered and lost. Palmer has never been the same since his father walked out twelve years ago. His elder sister, Vic, is trying to run away from the past; his younger brothers, Connor and Rob, are risking their lives to embrace it. His mother, left with nothing but anger, is just trying to forget.
Palmer wants to prove his worth, not only to his family, but to himself. And in the barren, dune-covered landscape of his home, there is only one way to earn respect: Sand-diving. Plunging deep below the desert floor in search of relics and scraps of the old world. He is about to embark on the most dangerous dive of his young life, aiming to become the first to discover the rumoured city below.
Deep within the sand lies the key to bringing his family together - and tearing their world apart.
©2014 Hugh Howey (P)2014 Random House Audiobooks
I can hardly believe this book was written by the same writer of Wool-Shift-Dust. Although the general idea was original to begin with, it was badly written, very unclear explanations, cheap sentiment, too many words, pure fill-up.
All the false sentiment was horrible. Also chaotic explanations and long-winded.
I am only a reader, not a writer so I cannot say.
All the scenes with the mother and the happy-clappy family nonsense.
I was looking forward to the series continue and develop. But I just couldn't get in to any of the characters. I persevered- but I really don't think I will bother to follow any more books in the series now, I just don't care what happens. It's slow without you wanting to know more. It does have some interesting technology ideas, but again nothing to get excited about.
I approached this book after reading the silo trilogy.
I was a bit skeptic reading the mix comment about.
I have to say the story is very different from the one in the silo trilogy but still a post apocalyptic view.
I loved the whole story and I thought it was nicely paced and kept you gripped. Unfortunately it ends far too quickly. The whole universe created in sand could be expanded much more and explained a bit better. There are a lot of elements that seems to be left unexplained and could benefit from a trilogy. The whole ending part seems to be rushed trough and left me a bit disappointed but the overall book is a very nice reading.
The storyline has some great sand diving with as you would hope plenty of technical detail to aid reality but the storyline is overall quite weak and ends poorly. That said i still enjoyed it but felt it could have been better.
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