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The Yellowstone supervolcano nearly wiped out the human race. Now, almost a year after the eruption, the survivors seem determined to finish the job. Communities wage war on each other, gangs of cannibals roam the countryside, and what little government survived the eruption has collapsed completely. The ham radio has gone silent. Sickness, cold, and starvation are the survivors' constant companions. When it becomes apparent that their home is no longer safe and adults are not facing the stark realities, Alex and Darla must create a community that can survive the ongoing disaster, an almost impossible task requiring even more guts and more smarts than ever--and unthinkable sacrifice. If they fail . . . they, their loved ones, and the few remaining survivors will perish. This epic finale has the heart of Ashfall, the action of Ashen Winter, and a depth all its own, examining questions of responsibility and bravery, civilization and society, illuminated by the story of an unshakable love that transcends a post-apocalyptic world and even life itself.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 466 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 43.18mm | 657.71g
  • Terre Haute, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1939100011
  • 9781939100016
  • 364,926

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"Survivors must rebuild society in the conclusion to the Ashfall trilogy [...] As the small community's population increases through new arrivals, everyone must learn not only trust, but how and when to forgive. The writing, even in transitory moments of peace, never lets readers forget that potential catastrophe lurks around every corner. A story about how hope is earned, as heart-pounding as it is heart-wrenching." -- Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review "A very satifying conclusion to the series."--Booklist "Readers who enjoy dystopian novels will gravitate toward this story of a world set in the not-too-distant future, where danger lurks everywhere. There is plenty of action and bloodshed in this final book in the trilogy. Betrayal, revenge, and suspicion, however, finally give way to the power of hope and love."--VOYA "Sunrise, the third book in what I consider the best YA/Teen series being published right now ... [is an] absolutely brilliant ending to this wonderful series. I am sorry that this is the last book but it provided many hours of gripping adventure and a wildk, exciting ride." -- Susan Wasson, Bookseller, Bookworks
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About Mike Mullin

Mike Mullin first discovered he could make money writing in sixth grade. His teacher, Mrs. Brannon, occasionally paid students for using unusual words. Mike's first sale as a writer earned 10 cents for one word: tenacious. Since then, Mike has always been involved with literature. One of his early jobs was shelving books at Central Library in Indianapolis. Later, he paid his way through graduate school in part by serving as a reference assistant for Indiana University's library. Mike has worked in his mother's business, Kids Ink Children's Bookstore, for more than twenty years, serving at various times as a store manager, buyer, school and library salesperson, and marketing consultant. Mike wrote his first novel in elementary school-Captain Poopy's Sewer Adventures. He's been writing more or less non-stop ever since.
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Rating details

5,830 ratings
4.25 out of 5 stars
5 48% (2,776)
4 34% (2,008)
3 14% (840)
2 3% (157)
1 1% (49)

Our customer reviews

Mike Mullin has finished the series of Ashfall, Ashen Winter and now Sunrise. Sunrise completes the story of a young couple, Alex and Darla who were impacted by a super volcano explosion. This explosion caused a climate change which killed off much of North America, animals and humans. Alex started the story as a young inexperienced boy of 16 and when the story ended was a man who learned to lead and challenge his peers to be successful. The author, Mike Mullin, did his research on the possible consequences of this type of a natural disaster, and used this information to tell this story. I loved the whole story from beginning to end. Mike Mullin you did this one right !!show more
by Julie Kent
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