Waiting on Wednesday #2: Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler

Posted October 31, 2012 by Debby in Uncategorized

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.

Title: Ashes of Twilight
Author: Kassy Tayler
Release Date: November 13th, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin (St. Martin’s Press)
Series: Ashes Trilogy (#1 of 3)
Pages: 320
Wren MacAvoy works as a coal miner for a domed city that was constructed in the mid-nineteenth century to protect the royal blood line of England when astronomers spotted a comet on a collision course with Earth. Humanity would be saved by the most groundbreaking technology of the time. But after nearly 200 years of life beneath the dome, society has become complacent and the coal is running out. Plus there are those who wonder, is there life outside the dome or is the world still consumed by fire? When one of Wren’s friends escapes the confines of the dome, he is burned alive and put on display as a warning to those seeking to disrupt the dome’s way of life. But Alex’s final words are haunting. “The sky is blue.” What happens next is a whirlwind of adventure, romance, conspiracy and the struggle to stay alive in a world where nothing is as it seems. Wren unwittingly becomes a catalyst for a revolution that destroys the dome and the only way to survive might be to embrace what the entire society has feared their entire existence. Goodreads

There are many reasons why I’m looking forward to this book. Obviously, first and foremost: it is a dystopian, post-apocalyptic, steampunk novel. All these three elements are favorites of mine. In particular, “domed” societies interest me – and I’ve yet to find a book that truly grasped the concept well, in my opinion. The few reviews I’ve glanced over are all mostly positive about it, so I’m quite excited.



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