book cover of Ashes of the Earth

Ashes of the Earth

(2011)
(The first book in the Hadrian Boone series)
A novel by

 
 
Thirty years after global holocaust, the colony of Carthage still struggles to build its new world. While steam engines and other early industrial technology have empowered its economy, the fragile society is undermined by secret crimes, rifts between generations, government censorship, and a legacy of casting out those who suffer from radiation sickness.

Embittered survivor Hadrian Boone--once a revered colony founder--has been hounded by despair and the ghosts of his past into a life of drunkenness and frequent imprisonment for challenging the governor's tyranny. But when a gentle old man, the colony's leading scientist, is murdered, Hadrian glimpses chilling secrets behind the killing that could destroy the colony. Realizing that he may be the only one able to expose the truth, Hadrian begins a desperate quest through the underbelly of the colony into the wrenching camps of the outcasts, escorted by a young policewoman who struggles to cope with the physical and emotional remnants of the prior world. Ultimately Hadrian's journey becomes one of self-discovery, and to find justice his greatest challenge is navigating the tortuous path of the human spirit in a world that has been forever fractured.

Genre: Science Fiction

Similar books by other authors


Used availability for Eliot Pattison's Ashes of the Earth

Hardback Editions

April 2011 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Ashes of the Earth: A Mystery of Post-Apocalyptic America
Author(s): Eliot Pattison
ISBN: 1-58243-644-4 / 978-1-58243-644-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

April 2012 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Ashes of the Earth: A Mystery of Post-Apocalyptic America
Author(s): Eliot Pattison
ISBN: 1-58243-816-1 / 978-1-58243-816-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

April 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Ashes of the Earth: A Mystery of Post-Apocalyptic America
Author(s): Eliot Pattison
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA