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One Crow Alone
One Crow Alone
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In this prequel to After the Snow, S. D. Crockett turns back the clock to follow practical Magda on her journey toward the activist John Blovyn (Willo's father) through a world of growing lawlessness, hunger, brutality, and fear as a new Ice Age descends upon the Earth.
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A new Ice Age is descending. . . .

Food is expensive. Fuel is rationed. People are hungry, cold, and desperate.

Living in an isolated Polish village with her grandmother, fifteen-year-old Magda Krol has no idea of the troubles sweeping across the planet. But when her village is evacuated without her, Magda must make her way alone across the frozen wilderness to Krakow, and then on to London, where she dreams of finding warmth and safety with her long-lost mother. 

In One Crow Alone, the prequel to After the Snow, S. D. Crockett turns back the clock to follow practical Magda (Willo’s stepmother) through a world of growing lawlessness, hunger, brutality, and fear.


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After the Snow (Volume 2)

S. D. Crockett

Feiwel & Friends

In this prequel to After the Snow, S. D. Crockett turns back the clock to follow practical Magda on her journey toward the activist John Blovyn (Willo's father) through a world of growing lawlessness, hunger, brutality, and fear as a new Ice Age descends upon the Earth.

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After the Snow
After the Snow
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A new Ice Age has descended on Earth.
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The oceans stopped working before Willo was born, so the world of ice and snow is all he's ever known. He lives with his family deep in the wilderness, far from the government's controlling grasp. Willo's survival skills are put to the test when he arrives home one day to find his family gone. It could be the government; it could be scavengers--all Willo knows is he has to find refuge and his family. It is a journey that will take him into the city he's always avoided, with a girl who needs his help more than he knows.

S.D. Crockett on narrative voice and an especially cold winter:

What was your inspiration for After the Snow?
Well, apart from the unbelievably cold winter during which I was writing—in an unheated house, chopping logs and digging my car out of the snow; I think much of the inspiration for the settings in After the Snow came from my various travels.

In my twenties I worked as a timber buyer in the Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia, and that work led to travels in Eastern Europe and Armenia. As soon as I step off the plane in those places it smells like home.

It may sound strange to say, when After the Snow is set in Wales, but really the practical dilemmas in the book come directly from places I’ve been, people I’ve lived with, and the hardships I’ve seen endured with grace and capability. I was in Russia not long after the Soviet Union collapsed and I’ve seen society in freefall. Without realizing it at the time I think those experiences led me to dive into After the Snow with real passion.

What would western civilization look like with a few tumbles under its belt? What would happen if the things we took for granted disappeared? I wanted to write a gripping story about that scenario, but hardly felt that I was straying into fantasy in the detail.

What do you want readers to most remember about After the Snow?
We all have the capacity to survive, but in what manner? What do we turn to in those times of trouble? Those are the questions I would like people to contemplate after reading After the Snow.

How did Willo’s unique voice come to you?
Willo’s voice appeared in those crucial first few paragraphs. After that it just grew along with his world and the terrible situations that arise. I think his voice is in all of us. We don’t understand, we try to make good—maybe we find ourselves.

How did you stay warm while writing this novel?
I banked up the fire—and was warmed by hopes of spring.


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After the Snow (Volume 1)

S. D. Crockett

Feiwel & Friends

A new Ice Age has descended on Earth.

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    S.D. Crockett's debut novel, AFTER THE SNOW, is set in the haunting and barren landscape of a new Ice Age!

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