The Ashes Trilogy: Shadows : Book 2, Paperback Book

The Ashes Trilogy: Shadows : Book 2 Paperback

Part of the The Ashes Trilogy series

3 out of 5 (3 ratings)


Alex has escaped from Rule - but what new horrors face her in the ravaged world outside?

Tom is safe - but what will he risk to find Alex? Chris - how much does he really know about the terrible darkness of Rule? And what are his true feelings for Alex? Ellie - where is she? The terrifying follow-up to the hugely popular Ashes.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Horror & ghost
  • ISBN: 9780857382641



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I didn't even finish this book and was very disapointed in the way it was written; slow and not engaging. Which was a shame as i devoured Ashes and was looking forward to seeing what happened.

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In my review of the first book in this post-apocalyptic horror trilogy, where a series of electro magnetic pulses has driven most of the population to become cannibals, I said I hoped the second book would be more plot-driven and rely less on shocking incidents. It isn't and it doesn't. The overarching narrative hardly seems to advance at all and much of the book is set piece action involving mutilation and horrific death described in graphic detail (I'm no excessive prude, but some more plot would be nice!). I don't identify with any of the characters. The author isn't a bad writer but on this basis I'm not at all sure I'll bother with the concluding part of the trilogy (though that said, curiosity will probably impel me to download it, though not until it's sold at a reduced price). 3/5

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Fantastic read but I can't wait for the final book to see how it all ends up.