About the Book
IAMOS, S.C.D. 8378
Nadin’s planet is dying. As its atmosphere drains away, her people are forced to live huddled in domed cities for protection. With only enough resources to support the population for one more year, time is running out. Nadin thinks she’s found a way to save Iamos, but it will mean defying the planet’s rulers, the geroi—and betraying the geroi could cost her everything.
When a strange boy from another world appears out of nowhere outside the citidome’s glass walls, Nadin knows for sure that her plan will work. But to build the device that can save her people, Nadin must first find the legendary city of Elytherios. And to do that, she’ll need the help of the mysterious alien boy named Isaak.
MARS, 2073 C.E.
All Isaak wanted was to get through his senior year at the Academy in one piece. Everything would have been fine if he hadn’t found that ancient coin among his missing father’s possessions. The coin seems to have a strange connection not only to Isaak’s family, but to Mars’ ancient past.
But how is that possible, on a planet that was supposed to be dead until just forty years ago?
Now Isaak’s got agents of the Earth’s government on his tail and a deranged factory worker stalking his every move. Everyone is desperate to get their hands on something called the Key. And the only way to escape is to unlock an even bigger secret, one that could change his life—and the fate of Mars—forever.
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Praise for Fourth World
“The world-building of both the Martian colony and Nadin’s world, Iamos, is nothing short of spectacular. Full of mysteries, intrigue, and fantastical new discoveries, Fourth World is the kind of book that’s hard to put down.”
– Mary Fan, author of ARTIFICIAL ABSOLUTES
“Fourth World is a gem. Exciting and interesting while covering the span of archaeology, time travel, government conspiracies, overcoming diversity, individualism, and friendships that defy odds, Chiavari paints us a vivid colonized Mars with such beauty it’s effortless to believe.”
– Brenda J. Pierson, author of JOYTHIEF
“Striking characters evolving in a beautifully-described Mars, coherent and entrancing world-building, a mystery that builds relentlessly, one question after the other…everything in Fourth World ranges from good to amaze-balls, and in my opinion sticks closer to amaze-balls most of the time.”
– Claudie Arseneault, author of VIRAL AIRWAVES
“This book fires perfectly on all cylinders.”
– Jaylee James, editor of VITALITY magazine