From the NYT bestselling author of the Hell Divers series, comes a brand-new look at the future in this thrilling sci-fi military novella.

A hostile world that will doom the human race … or save it, if a few survivors can unlock its secrets …

Savage Skies ReviewAuthor: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Title: Savage Skies
Published On: July 11, 2023
Publisher: Blackstone
Pages: 156
Genres: Military, Science Fiction, Thriller
Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini
Audiobook Length: 3 hours and 37 minutes
Format: Audiobook, eBook

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After waking up with no memories in an underground facility, a squad of elite soldiers and scientists must try to recall what their mission is. But first, it’s a race against the clock to escape their collapsing bunker before it becomes a tomb. Topside, an even more dangerous world of fiery skies and desolate terrain awaits.

As they venture out to explore their strange new surroundings, bits of memory begin to return, though nothing can prepare them for the strange forces protecting this bleak landscape. Worse, it seems that not everyone on the team wants the mission—whatever it is—to succeed. One thing is certain: the world they remember is gone, destroyed by war or natural disaster. Soon, they will learn that they must unlock the past if they are to have any hope of ever seeing the future.

Please note, this is a novella, and is the introduction to a brand-new NSS universe.

Also by this author: Extinction Horizon, Extinction Edge, Extinction Age, Extinction Horizon, Extinction Edge, Extinction Age, Extinction Evolution, Extinction End

Savage Skies Review

My Review

This was a really fun story to read. I got it on audiobook and I very much enjoyed it. The characters are fun and interesting. The story was interesting and held my interest throughout the book. With the audiobook the narrator did voices for when the characters were talking. That was fun.


About Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Nicholas Sansbury Smith is the author of several post-apocalyptic books and short stories. He worked for the State of Iowa for nearly 10 years before switching careers to focus on his one true passion—writing. When he isn’t daydreaming about the apocalypse he’s likely racing in triathlons around the Midwest. He lives in Des Moines, Iowa with his family and several rescued animals.

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