“Waiting On” Wednesday: Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler

“Waiting On” Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.

Ashes of Twilight
by Kassy Tayler
Publication date: November 13, 2012 from St. Martin’s Griffin

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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2 thoughts on ““Waiting On” Wednesday: Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler

  1. This one sounds great – I’ve always been a little bit fascinated by coal mining and the ‘canary’ thing. I also see gears on the cover, so that makes me think there’ll be hints of steampunk. Fun pick!

  2. I hadn’t heard of this before so thank you for spotlighting it! Not sure if I will read it or not but thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. 🙂

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