StoryStarter: A Brilliant Occupation
We should never have asked them to come.
YA Fantasy (Insurgent meets The Dream Engine)
The people of Rift were being destroyed by a cataclysmic crack in the earth when they asked the people known as the Skyborn for help to contain the lava and the demons that came pouring out without warning. Though the Skyborn keep hell confined, they’ve made Rifters their subjects, subduing them through their huge and incomprehensible airship looming overhead and an impossibly intricate bureaucracy. Arch, a clerk, is just trying to make the best of a bad situation when he works his way up to the airship, becoming the first Rifter to come aboard. But some see Arch’s position as an opportunity, and they’ll stop at nothing to exploit it.