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Hugh Howey

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Century

Published : 2013

Copyright : Hugh Howey 2013

ISBN-10 : HB 1-78089-187-3
ISBN-13 : HB 978-178089-187-3

Publisher's Write-Up

The much-anticipated final instalment of the Wool Trilogy.

In the aftermath of the uprising, the people of Silo 18 are coming to terms with a new order.
Some embrace the change, others fear the unknown; none have control of their fate.
The Silo is still in danger.
There are those set on its destruction.
Jules knows they must be stopped.
The battle has been won.
The war is just beginning.

About the Author:
Hugh Howey spent eight years living on boats and working as a yacht captain for the rich and famous. It wasn't until the love of his life carried him away from these vagabond ways that he began to pursue literary adventures, rather than literal ones.

Hugh wrote and self-published his first adult novel, Wool, which won rave reviews and praise from readers. Shift is its prequel while Dust is the final part of the trilogy.

Hugh lives in Jupiter, Florida, with his wife Amber and their dog Bella

'The next Hunger Games.'

The Sunday Times

'Thrilling, thought-provoking and memorable... one of dystopian fiction's masterpieces alongside the likes of 1984 and Brave New World.'

Daily Express

'We've become obsessed with Hugh Howey's silo story which is basically, and in fact has been called, the NEW Hunger Games. We can't wait to sink our teeth into the final instalment.'

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Review by Nigel (311013) Rating (8/10)

Review by Nigel
Rating 8/10
Dust is the final book in the Wool Trilogy by Hugh Howey, the first two books being Wool and Shift.

Dust picks up the story where Wool left off. In Silo 18 Juliette has been elected Mayor but is neglecting her duties and causing no small amount of trouble with her plans to find answers and make someone pay. Meanwhile, in Silo 1, Donald is struggling with his illness and is seeking his own answers with the help of his sister Charlotte. Unlike Shift, Dust covers a relatively short span of time as events unfold in the Silos and more and more truths are revealed as time runs out for the various protagonists.

I won’t say any more as readers of the first two books who have not read Dust yet will want to find everything out for themselves; suffice to say most questions are neatly answered by the end and some things are revealed you won’t have seen coming.

As with Wool and Shift, Dust is well written and thoroughly enjoyable. I personally found that the last third the story appeared a little rushed, with some of the tension and depth present in Wool sacrificed to get to all the conclusions and tie up all the loose ends; that said it may just have been a familiarity of the setting that wasn’t there when I read Wool.

I’ve really enjoyed my time in the Silos and would recommend the whole trilogy for anyone who likes a good action thriller with a science fiction, post apocalyptic bent… so not Noel Gallagher then .
Nigel (31st October 2013)

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