Ashes of Twilight

By Kassy Tayler
Read by Nicola Barber

The Ashes Trilogy: Book 1

9.37 Hours 11/13/2012 unabridged
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Wren MacAvoy works as a coal miner for a domed city that was constructed in the mid-nineteenth century to protect the royal bloodline 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 two hundred 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.

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Summary

Summary

Wren MacAvoy works as a coal miner for a domed city that was constructed in the mid-nineteenth century to protect the royal bloodline 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 two hundred 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Riveting dystopian steampunk! Kassy Tayler writes with haunting precision, and you’ll fall in love with Wren and Pace as she brings their world to gritty, lyrical life.” Ann Aguirre, RITA Award–winning author
“Fans of steampunk will enjoy this addition to the current dystopian literary landscape.” School Library Journal
“Steampunk fans will welcome this series opener.” Booklist
“Dystopian fiction at its best! Kassy Taylor delivers an enthralling story filled with adventure, romance, intrigue, and a tiny canary that will steal your heart.” Mari Mancusi, award-winning author of the Blood Coven Vampire series

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Author Bio: Kassy Tayler

Kassy Tayler is the author of Ashes of Twilight, as well as several other novels in multiple genres. Aside from writing, she also works with the local humane society, helping with animal rescue. Tayler and her family live in Pilot Mountain, North Carolina.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.37
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English