Hell Divers by Nicholas Sansbury Smith
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling series
They dive so humanity survives …
More than two centuries after World War III poisoned the planet, the final bastion of humanity lives on massive airships circling the globe in search of a habitable area to call home. Aging and outdated, most of the ships plummeted back to earth long ago. The only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell Divers—men and women who risk their lives by skydiving to the surface to scavenge for parts the ships desperately need.
When one of the remaining airships is damaged in an electrical storm, a Hell Diver team is deployed to a hostile zone called Hades. But there’s something down there far worse than the mutated creatures discovered on dives in the past—something that threatens the fragile future of humanity.
“The action writing is very good. It’s always clear what’s going on, even though the weapons, the enemies, and the settings are all unfamiliar…[and] Smith manages to keep it fresh and alive…R. C. Bray’s narration…is the kind of low-key performance that suits intense action perfectly…Bray hits exactly the right tone for a gripping adventure story.” —Orson Scott Card, New York Times bestselling author
“Relentless action and danger in a gritty postapocalyptic world where survival depends on a few brave men and women. Hell Divers is one hell of a page-turner!” —Bob Mayer, New York Times bestselling author of the Area 51 series
“X marks the spot in Nicholas Sansbury Smith’s Hell Divers, a cross between Waterworld and Snowpiercer…but with monsters and airships. It’s a terrific blend of high-concept and wild action, all tied together with tough-as-nails characters that you care for as they face impossible odds. A must for fans of smart postapocalyptic storytelling.” —Sam Sisavath, bestselling author of the Purge of Babylon series
“I have to confess: Hell Divers is my favorite series Smith has written thus far…Hell Divers is written well, and the whole book flows at a nice pace…If you’re any kind of fan of science fiction or postapocalyptic fiction, then this is a book you have to check out. Smith once again raises the bar for himself, and I’m eager to see what he does next.” —Shattered Ravings
“Hell Divers is an adrenaline rush with plenty of bullets, life-threatening situations, and exceptional world building to make a story that is easily immersive. Plus, the Sirens are seriously creepy.” —Silk & Serif
Nicholas Sansbury Smith is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Hell Divers series, the Orbs series, the Trackers series, the Extinction Cycle series, the Sons of War series, and the new E-Day series. He worked for Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management in disaster mitigation before switching careers to focus on storytelling. When he isn’t writing or daydreaming about the apocalypse, he enjoys running, biking, spending time with his family, and traveling the world. He is an Ironman triathlete and lives in Iowa with his wife, daughter, and their dogs.
R. C. Bray is an award-winning audiobook narrator with over 180 titles to his credit. Besides winning five AudioFile Earphones Awards, he won the prestigious Audie Award in 2015 for Best Science Fiction Narration and has been an Audie Award finalist seven times. He has been a finalist for the Voice Arts Award, and in 2014, his narration earned a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award. He is also an accomplished producer and voice-over artist, and his voice can be heard in countless TV and radio commercials.