Orion is a Subpar, expected to mine the tunnels of Outpost Five, near the deadly flash curtain. For generations, her people have chased cirium—the only element that can shield humanity from the curtain’s radioactive particles. She and her caving partner, Dram work the most treacherous tunnel, fighting past flash bats and tunnel gulls, in hopes of mining enough cirium to earn their way into the protected city.
But when newcomers arrive at Outpost Five, Orion uncovers disturbing revelations that make her question everything she thought she knew about life on both sides of the cirium shield. As conditions at the outpost grow increasingly dangerous, it’s up to Orion to forge a way past the flashfall, beyond all boundaries, beyond the world as she knows it. (Henry Holt/Macmillan, 2016)
"A cinematic page-turner." --Booklist
"Flashfall is a wild, crazy ride. Absolutely riveting." ―Mary E. Pearson, New York Times–bestselling author of the Remnant Chronicles
“A grim, fast-paced adventure novel that dares you to blink!” ―Aprilynne Pike, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of the Wings series
" . . . imbued with a literary-fiction flair and an evocative romance" --The Horn Book
"Whom to trust, when to flee or fight, and the depths of loyalty and family bonds are all woven into this story. Orion is a strong and resourceful heroine. Dystopia fans will enjoy this page-turner . . ." --School Library Connection
Orion has survived the tunnels of Outpost Five, filled with mutant creatures and dangers around every bend. She has traversed the cordons, exposed to the radiation of the flash curtain and hunted by forces that want her stopped, dead or alive. Now, with Dram by her side, she has made it to the safety of the mountain provinces, where free Conjurors live and practice their craft of manipulating matter.
But Orion's story is far from over.
With the effects of the flashfall spreading and the might of the protected city of Alara looming, Orion must travel into the hands of her enemies once again. Heart-pounding action and adventure await in this sequel to FLASHFALL. (Henry Holt/Macmillan, 2017)
" . . . fans of the unique post-apocalyptic story will be riveted by the blistering pacing and unexpected twists. An intriguing follow-up." --Kirkus
" . . . readers who gulped down that cinematic, action-packed title [FLASHFALL] will be thrilled to follow Orion and Dram in their quest to obtain freedom for themselves and their fellow Subpars. . . . imaginative science fiction . . ." --Booklist
"Moyer crafts a fast-paced dystopian novel filled with multiple layers . . . a must-purchase for students who read Flashfall and enjoy fantasy and science fiction." --School Library Journal
" . . . As is Flashfall, this novel is brimming with action, making it a very exciting read . . .for those hungry for fresh dystopian/post-apocalyptic fare, this duology will satisfy . . ." --VOYA