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Publisher's Summary

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author returns with an emotionally charged fantasy adventure story filled with heart-pounding action and suspense for listeners of all ages.

After fragments of a comet hit Earth, Dust wakes to discover the world as he knew it is gone. It isn't the only thing that has changed though; so has Dust. He now possesses powers that continue to grow, but they also come with a price.

A deadly encounter after Dust leaves his home leads to a new discovery - other survivors. Dust soon learns that another creature has risen from the ashes, one that is determined to possess the powers he now has. On a journey filled with danger, it will take the skills of not just Dust, but those of his friends, if they are to survive.

This time the race is not to the swift but to the deadliest in a world where a changed human boy and an odd assortment of friends must face their worst nightmares and accept that life on Earth will never be the same again.

Join Dust and his friends as they fight to overcome an evil force determined to create a new species unlike any the world has ever known.

©2016 Susan E. Smith (P)2016 Blackstone Audio

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Best ever cannot wait for the next one

Ihave read this book several times it has an excellent story and characters has to be one of my favorites

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  • ProBuilder
  • 24-09-2020

I wouldn't..

Spoilers included, to save you time so you don't listen to this dumpster fire. The author is actually a decent writer, unfortunately she is a horrendous story teller. The MC's girlfriend is captured, beaten, and held to be raped. The MC and his girlfriend escape, with other people. The guy who beat and was going to rape the MC's girlfriend finds them shortly after they escape. What would you do in that scenario? Well, our MC invites him to join their group. He then sends his girlfriend away, alone, with the guy that beat her and was going to rape her so she would be "safe". Also, a dog mutates to become sentient. The dog then immediately knows how to speak perfect English. And it grows wings.. and transforms into a human.. then transforms into a werewolf. Our MC also grows wings and transforms.... into a vampire.. Seriously? The end.

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  • Stephanie
  • 30-09-2020

Formulaic, predictable

kind-hearted and misunderstood youth get strange new power, stands up against the forces of evil and protects the innocent. throw in a Little Love story, a band of thugs, and a whole bunch of two-dimensional characters, and you have this story.I don't demand Grand narratives, but at least something enjoyable and kind of suspenseful to pass the time works for me. this doesn't rise to that standard and I couldn't get past the first three hours. even free, it's not worth the listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-11-2020

spoilers for the end

the story was good until the final bit were it hopped the track drove off a bridge and crashed into a river when it went from a post apocalyptic scenario where people woke up with interesting powers, to a fight between progenitors of vampires and werewolves.

This would have been fine but for the main character to in my opinion go from an earth mage with an electrical flare to a vampire just made no damn sense.

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  • Anderson
  • 13-09-2020

Had a pretty decent world built until the end....

I enjoyed the book up until the end of the book. I wish the author had kept the world they created rather than derailing the whole store to go after vampires and werewolves.

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  • delmeka
  • 13-09-2020

It was a exciting adventure

I really like enjoy the whole from beginning to ending it was adventure action some romance and scary. I would recommend this book to friends and I listen again.
I don't know what else to write about other than I like the book
I hope book two is just as effective and book one in this series,

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  • Stephen
  • 05-02-2021

Great story

I really enjoyed this story, the ending was good too. Can't wait to listen to the next one.

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  • Christopher
  • 03-01-2021

said in a husky voice

I was tired of hearing "... said in a husky voice" by the end of the 3rd chapter.

Unnecessary repetition is unnecessary.

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  • Jon S
  • 21-12-2020

Alrighty then

Honestly, I thought the idea of being in a storm and developing power what's awesome.
But I have NO idea where the ending came from, and I spent a good hour after I finished it replays ng the ending in my head to make sense of it but I just can't.
Vampires and werewolves?! Dude okay listen, they should have ended the book with the 4 teenagers getting caught in the the storm, the two characters with powers should have gotten a boost and the two without should have gotten them. Bam, sequel where they hunt to down family and kill the beast, perfect set up for another book.
But turning into a werewolf and vampire, honest you lost me and I probably won't bother with the sequel, which is a shame because I feel like this had so much potential.

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  • Debra D Reinhard
  • 08-10-2020

story was very juvenile.

The story was very juvenile and became very repetitive. The story could have gone in so much more yet it stalled with the main character not progressing into the hero that was being alluded to. With all the narrative being predictable and not moving forward. The main character is not gaining much confidence after each fight. In a main fight he then is running away half way through. The author does not seem to grasp much about multiple participation in a fight. Author sets up a fight then only 2 of the 5 people are in the fight, Odd. Buy at your own risk this book series I will not be buying the next.

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  • Patrick Glass
  • 07-10-2020

Umm

I don’t really know what to say about this book. I feel like it is not going anywhere. I also feel like the author did not know what to write or where to take the story. Others might like this book but I had to struggle to get through it.

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