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Ashfall

(2011)
(The first book in the Ashfall series)
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Many visitors to Yellowstone National Park don't realize that the boiling hot springs and spraying geysers are caused by an underlying supervolcano. It has erupted three times in the last 2.1 million years, and it will erupt again, changing the Earth forever.

Fifteen-year-old Alex is home alone when the supervolcano erupts. His town collapses into a nightmare of darkness, ash, and violence, forcing him to flee. He begins a harrowing trek in search of his parents and sister, who were visiting relatives 140 miles away.

Along the way, Alex struggles through a landscape transformed by more than a foot of ash. The disaster brings out the best and worst in people desperate for food, clean water, and shelter. When an escaped convict injures Alex, he searches for a sheltered place where he can wait--to heal or to die. Instead, he finds Darla. Together, they fight to achieve a nearly impossible goal: surviving the supervolcano.

With nonstop action, a little romance, and realistic science, debut author Mike Mullin tells a mesmerizing story. Readers will turn Ashfall's pages breathlessly, and continue to ponder Alex and Darla's fate long after they close the book.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
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Praise for this book

"This is riveting. Fans of post-apocalyptic thrillers like The Hunger Games will love Ashfall." - Cinda Williams Chima

"The scariest apocalypse is one that could really happen." - Michael Grant

"Mike Mullin's Ashfall glows and throbs with everyday life and the business of survival in a dystopic future, after an unthinkable disaster." - Richard Peck


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Used availability for Mike Mullin's Ashfall

Hardback Editions

September 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ashfall
Author(s): Mike Mullin
ISBN: 1-933718-55-2 / 978-1-933718-55-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tanglewood
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ashfall (Ashfall Trilogy)
Author(s): Mike Mullin
ISBN: 1-933718-74-9 / 978-1-933718-74-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tanglewood
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ashfall
Author(s): Mike Mullin
Publisher: Tanglewood
Availability: Amazon   


February 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Ashfall
Author(s): Mike Mullin
Publisher: Tanglewood
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Ashfall
Author(s): Mike Mullin
Publisher: Tanglewood
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ashfall (Ashfall Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Mike Mullin
Publisher: Tanglewood
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU