Editorial Reviews. Review. In this chilling debut, Mullin seamlessly weaves meticulous details about science, geography, agriculture and slaughter into his prose. In this grim, postapocalyptic tale, the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, covering much of North America in volcanic ash and plunging the world. Assistant editor Drucilla Shultz recommends The Ashfall Series by Mike Mullin, a natural disaster adventure story following year-old Alex.

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She was self-sufficient, strong, intelligent, flawed, and loyal. Both dystopias deal with catastrophic circumstances, too, wave in a kind of love story, the coming-of-age-process of the main character and an episode at a kind of community or camp where people try to survive together.

That can get a teenager off his ass.

Same goes with Alex as well, but I admired Darla and what she had to go through slightly more than I did Alex. I certainly have no qualms about that! If you have questions or need assistance setting up your account please email pw pubservice.


In the first chapter a giant piece of rock destroys fifteen-year-old Alex’s house, and right away he decides to venture out into the ash and find his family. What did you-” “Ash in your-well, you seem so irritated at me all the time. Alex acts as a great mix of ordinary and remarkable. I wasn’t expecting much from Darla I’m not a fan of the name, dunno whybut I warmed up to her quickly and they play off each other so well.


With heavy boots on.

Ashfall (Ashfall, book 1) by Mike Mullin

And OMG has this book alarmed me. Ashfall In what follows, I will focus as usual on big-picture aspects of the story, and stay mostly away from plot details. Both of those manifestations are handled extremely well here, and in stark, vivid detail.

Well Alex’s parents and sister decide to visit family, and he fights to stay behind. The author placed the scene of his Ashfall story in Iowa, about miles from the eruption site.

There were dark moments where blood and pain were all Alex knew. I loved that this story is a rural ashvall. But as we all know disastrous situations have a tendency to bring out the worse in ashfalk person. Alex’s arc as a person is striking and masterful. There is nothing paranormal in this book. In fact the entire book is one awesome and fairly disturbing adrenaline ride. None of that mattered to me; I was in love.


He does not waver when he has made up his mind. But I seriously have NOT read a book since the Hunger Games that has given me such a rush of pulse pounding excitement; not knowing if they were going to survive from one page to the next.

To subscribe, click here. Society really does hang on a string, in my view. Would we be better than anything surrounding us? Everyone can associate with a good zombie apocalypse.

What kind of place was this, where tens of thousands of people were herded together without adequate shelter, without decent latrines? Then surprisingly, was kullin transparent fear-mongering against socialism and how horrible it is to be stripped down and become part of the masses under an oppressive regime.

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How much damage does it cause? You asked if you could ask me something. Or maybe it’s a three-way tie.

There are several different reasons why people enjoy apocalypse stories.