Bringing down the sky

Here we are at the second book of the Heartland Trilogy (well, 3rd if you count the short story) and it’s even better than the first. We’ve got it all here. All of our heroes plus some new interesting characters. We see the lives of those at the top, the bottom and even the gray independent area. I have to admit I didn’t expect too much to be happening.

But let’s get to some basics and let me warn you – if you haven’t read the first book, this review will contain some spoilers from it. If you have read it, you have nothing to worry about.

20483018Blightborn (The Heartland Trilogy #2) by Chuck Wendig

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I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

With our heroes spread all over the world we’ve got some switching of perspective. It’s especially noticeable in the first chapters when author jumps from Gwennie to Cael and to Boyland. Continue reading “Bringing down the sky”

Corn and shack rats

Do you remember Cael and his friends from the first Heartland book? Well here’s a short story telling us how Gwennie and he actually met and how it shaped their future relationship.

22522837The Wind Has Teeth Tonight: A Gwennie Story (The Heartland Trilogy 0.5) by Chuck Wendig

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Gwennie’s little brother disappeared into the night and she needs to find him fast, before anyone finds out he’s missing. There’s only one person who might have an idea on where Scooter wandered off to – Cael McAvoy. Gwennie sneaks to his house to ask him for help. Cael quickly realizes Scooter might be in big trouble and rushes together with Gwennie to an old processing plant, where the kid might be. Continue reading “Corn and shack rats”

Heart of Corn

Here we are, at the beginning of a new dystopian story, where corn is the only thing that grows widely around the world, and only a bunch of privileged people are allowed to have some comfort and happiness.

Under the Empyrean SkyUnder the Empyrean Sky (The Heartland Trilogy #1) by Chuck Wendig

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I’ve already taken you on two trips to Earth in more or less our times. It seems fair to visit the future. This particular future doesn’t seem too bright. World crops are dominated by an aggressive breed of genetically modified corn. Society is split between poor, living on the ground Heartlanders, and rich Empyrean, living on sky flotillas. Continue reading “Heart of Corn”