Karma lives in the Silo, deep underground. She lives with a man whom she barely knows and with a name she doesn’t remember choosing. When visions come to her about another husband, another way of life, and another world, Karma struggles to discover what came before.
Outside, there is only the swirl of toxic clouds and an endless darkness broken by the rare glimpse of a faded sun or a dim star.
Slowly, Karma learns where the real power is, and how to survive in this hellish concrete cylinder. Birth, death, love, murder, uprisings and cleanings come and go over the years, but still she carries on.
Beaten but unbowed, Karma vows to preserve her memories of life above for those who will never breathe the open air, whatever it takes.
This is a full-length novel based on Hugh Howey’s WOOL books, and is a compilation of all five of the best-selling ebooks in the Karma series.
Praise for Patrice Fitzgerald and the Karma series
“Hey Patrice ~ I love this story idea! You have my complete blessing.”
Hugh Howey, author of WOOL, SHIFT, and DUST
The author does a fantastic job of retaining the atmosphere and claustrophobia of life underground and the characters are carefully constructed, exploring not only the effects of Silo life on the family dynamic, but the often complex relationships between the different Silo classes through the eyes of Karma and her family as she realises who she really is and has to decide whether to remain subdued and forget her past life, or choose a different path than the one chosen for her and challenge the status quo.Eamon Ambrose, “Eamo the Geek”
Fitzgerald has created another masterpiece here. She has such an immediate style of writing which grips you from the start and takes you on a wild journey through the desperate lives of those living in the Silo.
W.J. Davies, author of The Runner and The Diver
I think I’m in love with Karma. I was curious about her life when Hugh Howey mentioned her in SHIFT. I highly recommend, not just this book, but this whole series!
Hanna Elizabeth, author of Visions of Wool
Fitzgerald’s characters come alive and threaten to leap off the page, they are so engaging.
Jerilyn Dufresne, author of Who Killed My Boss? Any Meat in that Soup? and the Sam Darling Mysteries
The Sky Used to be Blue manages the difficult feat of placing itself within the existing narrative, just like a missing piece of the great puzzle, and not just a parallel story or spinoff. It is well-written, gripping and filled with suspense. All the ingredients necessary are here: good writing, action and unexpected twists, characters you care about, and a deeper meaning.
Max Zaoui, critic extraordinaire
Patrice is a sci-fi, political thriller, and mystery writer who had a past as an intellectual property attorney. She also runs a niche indie publishing company and is a professional mezzo-soprano in her spare time. She’s the Mom of four (pretty) adult children. She lives on the water in New England with her husband and is thrilled to be a successful indie writer.