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By Wendig, Chuck
Angry with the oppressive dictates of the Empyrean government, Heartlander and Captain of the Big Sky Scavengers Cael McAvoy discovers a secret illegal garden, and Cael, together with his crew, decides to make his own luck--a choice that'll bring down the wrath of the Empyrean el...ite and change life in the Heartland forever.Read more
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When Cael awakens from a Blightborn sleep, he sets out across the Heartland to gather his friends for one last mission--to uncover a secret weapon and save the world.
By Wendig, Chuck; Read by Podehl, Nick
Cael McAvoy is on the run. He's heading toward the Empyrean to rescue his sister, Merelda, and to find Gwennie before she's lost to Cael forever. With his pals, Lane and Rigo, Cael journeys across the Heartland to catch a ride into the sky. But with Boyland and others after them,... Cael and his friends won't make it through unchanged.Gwennie's living the life of a Lottery winner, but it's not what she expected. Separated from her family, Gwennie makes a bold move?one that catches the attention of the Empyrean and changes the course of an Empyrean man's life.The crew from Boxelder aren't the only folks willing to sacrifice everything to see the Empyrean fall. The question is: Can the others be trusted? They?d all better hurry. Because the Empyrean has plans that could ensure that the Heartland never fights back again.Chuck Wendig's riveting sequel to Under the Empyrean Sky plunges readers into an unsettling world of inequality and destruction, and fleshes out a cast of ragtag characters all fighting for survival and, ultimately, change.Read more
Corn is king in the Heartland, and Cael McAvoy has had enough of it. It s the only crop the Empyrean government allows the people of the Heartland to grow and the genetically modified strain is so aggressive that it takes everything the Heartlanders have just to control it. As ca...ptain of the Big Sky Scavengers, Cael and his crew sail their rickety ship over the corn day after day, scavenging for valuables, trying to earn much-needed ace notes for their families. But Cael s tired of surviving life on the ground while the Empyrean elite drift by above in their extravagant sky flotillas. He s sick of the mayor s son besting Cael s crew in the scavenging game. And he s worried about losing Gwennie his first mate and the love of his life forever when their government-chosen spouses are revealed. But most of all, Cael is angry angry that their lot in life will never get better and that his father doesn t seem upset about any of it. Cael s ready to make his own luck . . . even if it means bringing down the wrath of the Empyrean elite and changing life in the Heartland forever.Read more
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