Author: Mark Wayne McGinnis

Category: Sci-Fi and Future Worlds

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Deal starts: September 23, 2021

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Description:

When a cluster of blazingly fast meteorites strikes Earth’s upper stratosphere in the year 2129, they release three destabilizing elements into the atmosphere—Strongzine, Stradamine, and Starlox—which encircle the Earth’s surface in a thick, partially solidified layer of cloud and begin to spew a constant stream of acid rain onto the surface below. Organic life forms are all but obliterated, and the human race is reduced to a tiny fraction of its population. This event is known as the Ruin. But five centuries later, humanity still survives. Cloudwalkers tells the story of Conn Brataich, a young man who lives a privileged life above the cloudbank, relying on his noble heritage—and the abilities it provides—to guide him through his beautiful but treacherous realm in the New York Skylands, and Misty Casper, a Grounder who lives an arduous and somber life hundreds of feet below in the former subway tunnels of crumbling midtown Manhattan. Their two cultures live in uneasy, segregated codependence, rarely interacting until late one fall evening when, mysteriously, an experienced Cloudwalker of noble blood falls five hundred feet to his death. Conn is sent to recover the body in secret, but he doesn’t expect to encounter Misty on the dangerous streets of the dying city. Their chance encounter triggers a domino effect that throws them both headlong into a struggle for their very survival. Conn and Misty soon discover that only by working together can they succeed, but first they’ll have to put aside their preconceived notions about one another. Dark forces, long thought to have been expunged, have returned and are threatening to destroy both their ways of life. Through love, loss, and the looming threat of war, Misty and Conn will be forced to face their greatest fears for the sake of their very world and each other.Reviews:A Sci-Fi Adventure That Will Have Your Head in the CloudsA highly original concept that will redefine the term "stratified society." In the remnants of New York City, the privileged Cloudwalkers live in the tops of buildings above the clouds which are now dense enough to walk on; if you have the special sight required to see where the holes are. Below, humanity lives a more dire existence. But the two societies need each other.A great tale of unsanctioned love, Machiavellian intrigue, packed with excitement.- Joseph FergusonCloudwalker1Just finished Cloudwalkers book 1. One of your best works. Waiting patiently for book 2. Well, perhaps not so patiently, I was totally mesmerized by the entire concept and all characters. I have purchased many book 2 novels that totally deviated from the original and did not hold my interest or even try to continue the story from where it left off. I hope this book 2 continues from that point since there is so much potential to do so. Thanks for a very good read.- fred calladineAn excellent wordsmithFrom the first word, I was captured and transported into a world that was my own and yet so different. Wonderful wordsmithing created vivid inmates to match the enthralling storyline. I want more!!- Michelle WilburCloudwalkers by Mark Wayne McGinnis / Great ReadVery interesting twist a new adventure. Characters are super and really woven into the storyline. Plenty of surprises as the plot unfolds. The story keeps the reader coming back and wanting more. Looking forward to the next book.Great job Mr. McGinnis!- Charles C. GrimesLove all your books.I'm a big fan of MWM. Cloudwalkers was uniquely different, but I loved it as much as the others... Scrapyard Ship, Star Watch, Ship Wrecked Stranded on an Alien World, Boy Gone, Gun Ship, Guardian Ship, The Hidden Ship, USS Hamilton, and the USS Jefferson.- Kismet