Ashes of Twilight

Ashes of Twilight Trilogy (Volume 1)

Kassy Tayler

St. Martin's Griffin

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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 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.

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The Bible teaches us that the heavens and earth were made by the one true God. I have heard these things all of my life but I dare not ask the questions that the lessons have created in my mind. I am certain I know quite a bit about the earth, as I spend most of my waking moments within its clanking iron bowels. The heavens, however, are a mystery to me as my world is hollow and my sky is made of glass. As I lie on my back and stare up at the thick dome that covers my world, I still cannot help but wonder why?
Our history is taught in two stages.

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"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, national bestselling author of Enclave

“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

 

“Kassy Tayler’s Ashes of Twilight lures the reader into a dark and forbidding world bereft of hope. Wren’s quest for freedom, her primal need to share the sunlight, makes for a richly-layered and compelling read.” -Jana Oliver, author of The Demon Trapper’s Daughter

"Ashes of Twilight is dark and atmospheric, with an exciting plot, a compelling hero, and an engaging heroine whose refusal to accept the limitations her society wants to put on her is both uplifting and eminently relatable."—Jenna Black, author of the Faeriewalker series

 

 


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Kassy Tayler

KASSY TAYLER has always been a writer.  Since the beginning of her memories, her biggest desire has been to put words to paper. Now she is living her dream and has several published novels to her credit in multiple genres.  She’s been married for several years to the man of her dreams.  They’ve raised two exceptional sons.  Tayler lives within the shadow of Pilot Mountain, North Carolina with her husband, her doxie, Cody, and two cats who continually make life interesting. 

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Ashes of Twilight
Kassy Tayler

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
November 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312641788
ISBN10: 0312641788
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
$9.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
November 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781250018243
ISBN10: 1250018242
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
$7.12
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