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Rising Storm

(The first book in the Last Sanctuary series)
A novel by

"I'd give it more stars if I could...Characters well developed, plot intricately woven, and twists and turns at every corner!" -Amazon Top 50 Reviewer

A hijacked cruise ship. A deadly virus unleashed. The fate of mankind hangs in the balance...
In a near future devastated by famine and disease, the United States balances on the cusp of collapse.

When terrorists hijack a lavish cruise ship, wealthy Amelia Black is forced into hiding with Gabriel Rivera, an enigmatic stranger with a dangerous secret. He's her only hope--if she can trust him.

Despite their overwhelming differences--and the killers hunting them--the pair must form an unlikely alliance to survive. As the lines between enemies and allies blur, they uncover a new catastrophic threat: a world-ending bioweapon hidden on the ship.

What starts out as a single, terrifying incident will soon evolve into a race to save mankind from an extinction-level event...

With hundreds of five-star reviews, thousands of sales, and millions of pages read, this explosive post-apocalyptic series features compelling characters, fast-paced dystopian action, and ripped-from-the-headlines twists.

*Rated PG-13 for mild language and moderate violence.*

The complete Last Sanctuary series:
Rising Storm
Falling Stars
Burning Skies
Breaking World
Raging Light

Praise for The Last Sanctuary series:
"The best book I've read in years! I couldn't decide if I was more thrilled with the well-crafted plot or the depth and breadth of the characters!" -Amazon reviewer

"If you like your dystopia served with a side of infectious, deadly illness, this series is the one for you!" -Goodreads reviewer

"Great characters, excellent world-building, scary plot. Hits all the right spots of family, friendship, and danger. This collection has it all!" -Amazon reviewer

"This is one non-stop, nerve-wracking, spine-tingling thriller that holds your attention from start to finish!" -Amazon reviewer

"A ship, social classes, deep players, pirates and shoot 'em ups. Does not get any better than this. Would have given this series 10 stars if possible." -Amazon reviewer

"This series has everything I love: complex characters with realistic motivations, heart-stopping action and suspense, and insights into the human heart." -Amazon reviewer

"Incredibly complex, flawed characters separate this work of sci-fi from all others I've read. Highly recommend!" -Goodreads reviewer

"A lot of action, violence, and drama wrapped up in a great story. Riveting focus and great detail." -Amazon reviewer

"I didn't turn on Netflix the entire 3 days I read this book!" -Amazon reviewer

"If you read one novel this year, make it this one." -Shaun L. Griffiths, author of the Changing Times trilogy

"Read this series for an exciting, page-turning dystopian tale!" -Becky Fleetwood, author of Chroma

"A little science fiction, a little romance, and a whole lot of action!"-Amazon reviewer

"A great suspenseful read with compelling characters and a page-turning plot."-Amazon reviewer

"I started the book and didn't breathe until I was finished! So good." -Goodreads reviewer

"This page-turner kept me guessing as to what was going to happen next. The author has me hooked!" -Amazon Reviewer

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"I was captivated by Kyla's writing style and storytelling. Kyla's words are delicious. I'm talking, Cookie Monster going after an entire plate of macaroons kind of delicious. I could go on (and on) about this book. I guess what I'm saying is: read it. Whether you like YA or adult, prefer literary or genre fiction, this is one of those stories that nearly anyone can find a piece of themselves within." - Holly Jennings

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Used availability for Kyla Stone's Rising Storm

Paperback Editions

November 2017 : USA Paperback

Title: Rising Storm: The Last Sanctuary Book One
Author(s): Kyla Stone
ISBN: 1-945410-10-8 / 978-1-945410-10-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paper Moon Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

May 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Rising Storm: An Apocalyptic Survival Thriller (The Last Sanctuary Book 1)
Author(s): Kyla Stone
Publisher: Paper Moon Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU