The Belt of the Buried Gods
Author: Hugh Howey
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Broad Reach Publishing
Release Date: December 15, 2013
The wind blows from east to west. It brings with it the sand, deposited in dunes, to bury and torment the unfortunate souls who live here. Life on the sand is miserable. Life below it is even worse.
This is the first of 5 parts of SAND. The full novel will be released mid-January, 2014. I believe they are best enjoyed in parts, but many may prefer to wait for the full novel. It's your choice!
The old world is buried beneath the dunes. For those who live above, life is short, miserable, and piteous. But it is still life. There are families here. Brothers and sisters and neglected moms and forgotten fathers. They make what life they can, ignored by the gods. Which is worse than being tortured by them.
They build what they can from the scraps of old. They bring up trinkets from the past and they hammer them into a tenuous future. And those who make this happen are the divers. The sand divers. This is their world. Hold your breath and join them.