The Dust Lands Trilogy

Blood Red Road; Rebel Heart; Raging Star

(Part of Dust Lands)
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About The Book

All three books in the highly praised Dust Lands trilogy, which MTV’s Hollywood Crush blog called “better than The Hunger Games,” are now available in a collectible paperback boxed set.

In Blood Red Road, Saba is forced to flee Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms, when four cloaked horsemen capture her beloved twin brother Lugh. Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the outside world, Saba discovers she is a fierce fighter—and when she teams up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries, Saba stages a showdown that will change the course of her civilization. The action continues in Rebel Heart when a new enemy arises, and Saba needs all of her warrior’s strength just to survive. The stakes only get higher in Raging Star. Because although Saba knows how to fight—she’s not called the Angel of Death for nothing—sometimes there are fights that cannot be won. How much will she sacrifice to save the people she loves?

This riveting trilogy is “a natural for Hunger Games fans” (Publishers Weekly) that makes an ideal gift.

About The Author

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Moira Young is the author of the Dust Lands series. The first book, Blood Red Road, won the Costa Children’s Book Award, was a Cybils Award Winner for fantasy and science fiction, and was a Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. The Dust Lands continues with Rebel Heart, which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, and Raging Star. A native Canadian, Moira lives with her husband in the UK. Learn more at MoiraYoung.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (October 2015)
  • Length: 1376 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481440097
  • Grades: 9 and up
  • Ages: 14 - 99

Raves and Reviews

*"Young's powerful debut, first in the Dustlands series, is elevated above its now familiar postapocalyptic setting by an intriguing prose style and strong narrative voice that show a distinct Cormac McCarthy vibe. It's a natural for Hunger Games fans."

--Publishers Weekly *STAR

Blood Red Road will capture any reader who picks it up. I love everything about Saba - her language, her intensity, her heart. Everyone should read her story.”--James Dashner, author of The Maze Runner

“I absolutely loved Blood Red Road. What a great read! Moira Young goes over the top with a most engaging heroine. Saba is a crusty, foul-tempered warrior woman who must be covered in scar tissue by the end of the book, but men still follow her around like starving wolves. The dialogue is fast and often humorous, the pace never lets up. No situation is so bad that it can't get worse in the next couple of pages. I especially liked the awakening of the hellwurms as they emerge to feed. Well done, Ms. Young!”--Nancy Farmer, author of The House of the Scorpion

“Better than The Hunger Games. . . . This book will blow you away.”—MTV’s Hollywood Crush blog

“Is it any surprise that Ridley Scott swiftly optioned the book?”—New York Times Book Review

Blood Red Road is an eerie and adventurous dystopian fantasy on par with Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games and Paolo Bacigalupi's Ship Breaker.”—LA Times

"Readers will be champing at the bit to get to the conclusion of this poetic, action-packed trilogy."

– Jennifer M. Brown, Shelf Awareness

"Her immersive storytelling will lure readers deeper into this dangerous, starkly lovely terrain."

– Publishers Weekly, STARRED

"This is the concluding and most absorbing book in the Old West–flavored Dust Lands trilogy, and Young has done a stellar job populating a spare yet beautiful landscape with flawed, heroic characters...settle in for a heartbreaking and satisfying conclusion."

– Booklist

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