Some secrets are better left buried...
**Winner of the Readers’ Favorite Award for Fantasy & Science Fiction Romance**
**Winner of the Colorado Independent Publisher’s Association’s EVVY Award for Science Fiction**
**Global Ebook Awards Honorable Mention for Science Fiction**
Kayla is a scavenger, driven to search the ruins of abandoned cities for artifacts in exchange for critical life-saving supplies. But, the rarest artifacts are found in the most dangerous ruins—those under control by the OmniLab traders.
Carl is one of those traders—and Kayla’s invaded his district. He’s determined to stop her and the best way to do that is to recruit her. The only problem?
Kayla hates traders.
When a powerful man intent on revenge starts hunting her, Kayla realizes the only way to save herself may be to accept Carl’s offer. But that would mean surrendering to OmniLab and giving up everything she knows.
Only everything isn’t quite what it seems.
And Kayla’s in a lot of trouble.
Beneath the Fallen City is an exciting post-apocalyptic fantasy series with romantic elements and shocking twists. Join Kayla as she unearths the secrets of the past and discovers a hidden world no one thought was possible.
Waters builds this dystopian survival novel around a reckless, talented heroine who's deeply loyal to those she loves. A devastating nuclear war left huge swaths of land uninhabitable. About 150 years later, "ruin rats" like Kayla are hired by the wealthy, who survived in self-contained towers and boast psionic powers, to fetch relics of the past from the ruins that litter the landscape. Though she's a talented scavenger, Kayla doesn't think she's anything special, until a chance encounter with representatives from the OmniLab towers reveals that she's the lost child of a powerful family. Her world is turned upside down as she is dragged from the life she knows into the politics and power plays of the tower elite. The ensuing love triangle with a snooty tower scion and a rough-edged artifact trader feels a little forced at times, but fans of postapocalyptic tales will appreciate the details of the unusual setting. This clever story will draw plenty of fans. (BookLife)
Beneath the Fallen City
It started a little slow but once it captured me I couldn’t put it down until it was done. Now I’ll have to get the second book.
Very well done. Can’t wait to read the next installment
Love the story line and characters. Great plot and can’t put it down
The storyline was interesting. I hope the backstory about the war is in another book in the series.
A couple of suggestions: Kayla’s gutter talk at the formal dinner, and the notion that her mother and others found it humorous, didn’t fit; such crudeness does not equate with toughness but lack of class. Also, descriptors like narrowing eyes and inclining heads are very popular with current novelists and, therefore, tend to be overused.