No one but the dead dare venture Below…
The first volume in this trilogy begins with Hokk and his fox sidekick, Nym, who are living in exile in the barren prairies of Below.
Overhead Below are the floating islands of Above, where Elia lives an endless life of drudgery as a laundress for the Mirrored Palace. For as long as she could remember, Elia has been told horror stories of Below, filled with scavengers and monsters waiting to grab anyone who dares to cross the islands’ borders. Because of the stories, Elia does her best to avoid going near the borders. But it all changes when natural disasters hit Above, gradually separating the islands, causing Elia to fall into Hokk’s world, in Below.
Hokk and Elia meet. While currently serving his sentence in exile, Hokk decides he needs to make it back home, to the city, while Elia tries desperately to get back home to Above. The two journey together to reach their destinations, but it becomes more complicated and dangerous than they’d thought. No one can be trusted. Meanwhile, Hokk and Elia are being followed, but for what purposes?
This is my second time reading sci-fi/fantasy and the story caught my interest, along the way. Honestly, I’m curious to know what happens, so I await the next installment. Any fans of sci-fi, I encourage you to read this book. Feel free to post your comments.
Below: The Broken Sky Chronicles, Book 1, by Jason Chabot, will be available on August 16, 2016.
*I received this Advance Reader Copy from Turner Publishing, in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: Jason Chabot grew up in the outskirts of Chilliwack, B.C. With his CA designation, he works as a financial controller in Vancouver. For more info on the author, click here.