|aAria and Perry, two teens from radically different societies--one highly advanced, the other primitive--hate being dependent on one another untilthey overcome their prejudices and fall in love, knowing they can't stay together
詠歎調一輩子生活在密閉的夢幻城裡，透過左眼上的智慧眼罩，能將她帶往她想要去的虛擬世界。在夢幻城裡，沒有飢餓、疼痛與恐懼，能實現任何夢想、達成任何渴望。她整個世界都局限其中，從來沒想到圍牆外的世界有些什麼。游隼則是生活在一個飽受流火風暴摧殘的世界，那個被稱為有一百萬種死法的死亡工廠。他是少數擁有過人力量的異能者，能在黑暗中視物，也能從呼吸中辨別他人的絕望與恐懼，更有預測流火風暴的能力。 個性冷漠的游隼，遇見了被逐出夢幻城的詠歎調，她纖細的身材、如牛奶般光滑的肌膚，還有身上散發出的奇特香味，在在吸引著他，讓他無法自拔。少了密閉城市的庇護，詠歎調知道，游隼這個野蠻人可能是她生存下來的唯一希望。在這片永遠不見天日的天空下，永遠沒有起色的世界，兩個人互不信任、各懷鬼胎，詠歎調需要游隼的幫忙，游隼也需要詠歎調來解救姪子鷹爪。極端不同的兩人，必須接納對方才能生存。他們乍看不可能的盟約，產生一種聯繫，強大到足以決定所有人的命運。如果他們能存活，將是彼此找到答案的最大希望。 Since she’d been on the outside, she’d survived an Aether storm, she’d had a knife held to her throat, and she’d seen men murdered. This was worse. Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland—known as The Death Shop—are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She’s been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild—a savage—and her only hope of staying alive. A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile—everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria’s help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky. In her enthralling debut, Veronica Rossi sends readers on an unforgettable adventure set in a world brimming with harshness and beauty.
作者簡介 Veronica Rossi graduated from UCLA and studied fi ne art at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She began writing fiction for teens and received first-place awards in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and SouthWest Writers annual contests before completing Under the Never Sky, the first book in her Under the Never Sky trilogy. It's since been embraced by publishers in more than twenty-six countries worldwide and optioned for fi lm by Warner Bros. Veronica lives in northern California with her husband and two sons.