Over a hundred years ago, nanites built to clean the Earth decided that humans were a threat and created a deadly fog that covered most of the planet. Humanity retreated to the very tops of mountains, with the rich at the luscious top and the slums at the bottom, right above the deadly fog.
Chess and his adopted family of slum kids survive by diving into the fog and collecting treasures from the “old world” to sell to the rich. Their lives take a turn for the worst when Mrs. E, the lady who took them in, falls ill with fog sickness. Now his crew is on a deadline; they must find a large haul to make enough money to smuggle Mrs. E to another mountain where it is rumored that there is a cure. Will they be able to succeed before the government finds them and takes Chess away to use his special abilities?
The Fog Diver was an exciting sci/fi steampunk adventure with just enough humor. The world was interesting and although there wasn’t a ton of character development, the kids especially were enjoyable to read about. Keep an eye out for sequels. J FIC Ros