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Sand

Hugh Howey

The new novel from the international bestselling author of the Wool trilogy.

The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes. Here in this land of howling wind and infernal sand, four siblings find themselves scattered and lost.

Palmer has never been the same since his father walked out twelve years ago. His elder sister, Vic, is trying to run away from the past; his younger brothers, Connor and Rob, are risking their lives to embrace it. His mother, left with nothing but anger, is just trying to forget.

Palmer wants to prove his worth, not only to his family, but to himself. And in the barren, dune-covered landscape of his home, there is only one way to earn respect: sand-diving. Plunging deep below the desert floor in search of relics and scraps of the old world. He is about to embark on the most dangerous dive of his young life, aiming to become the first to discover the rumoured city below.

Deep within the sand lies the key to bringing his family together – and tearing their world apart.

Sand Part 1: The Belt of the Buried Gods

Hugh Howey

The wind blows from east to west. It brings with it the sand, deposited in dunes, to bury and torment the unfortunate souls who live here. Life on the sand is miserable. Life below it is even worse. From the New York Times bestselling author of Wool

Sand Part 2: Out of No Man’s Land

Hugh Howey

The new novel from the international bestselling author of the Wool trilogy.

Part two of Sand by Hugh Howey.

The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes. Here in this land of howling wind and infernal sand, four siblings find themselves scattered and lost.

Sand Part 3: Return to Danver

Hugh Howey

An eldest daughter is a father's curse. Vic knows this. She knows she was never supposed to be the one. But her father taught her to breathe beneath the sand, taught her how to dive deep and find the treasures of the buried past. He taught her brother as well. When she hears of Danvar's discovery, it feels as though fate has slipped her by. If the rumors are to believed, that is. And while she has her doubts, her missing brother sends her on a hunt of her own. Cities are not the only things that get buried and forgotten. There are families, too.

Sand Part 4: Thunder Due East

Hugh Howey

A family long scattered reunites as danger approaches Springston. Brother and sister rush to sound a warning, but that warning will come too late. Bombs will thunder like the pulse of a terrible god. The great dune will flow as the sea. And when a people find themselves buried beneath the sands, who in the heavens will hear their muffled pleas?

Sand Part 5: A Rap Upon Heaven’s Gate

Hugh Howey

From the bestselling author of the WOOL Trilogy.

Every generation thinks that it is special, that the great fall will occur before their time is up. Every generation is wrong. Until now.

The Wool Trilogy

Hugh Howey

The bestselling Wool trilogy now available in one download. Includes Wool, Shift and Dust.

'The next Hunger Games' The Sunday Times

Wool
In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo. Jules is part of this community, but she is different. She dares to hope. And as her walls start closing in, she must decide whether to fight, or to die.

Shift
Donald Keene was recruited by the government to design an underground shelter. Over fifty years later Donald’s design has been realised and the last remnants of mankind live in his silo. But no one can remember what life was like before. In fact, they’re forced to forget. One simple pill erases a memory. And with it, any chance of hope.

Dust
In the aftermath of the uprising, the people of Silo 18 are coming to terms with a dangerous new order. And some want it destroyed. The battle has been won. The war is just beginning.

Dust

Hugh Howey

The much-anticipated final instalment of the Wool trilogy.

'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

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.

Shift

Hugh Howey

The much anticipated prequel to bestseller Wool that takes us back to the beginnings of the silo. The full novel which brings together First, Second and Third Shift.

'The next Hunger Games' The Sunday Times

'An epic feat of imagination. You will live in this world.' Justin Cronin

In a future less than fifty years away, the world is still as we know it. Time continues to tick by. The truth is that it is ticking away.

A powerful few know what lies ahead. They are preparing for it. They are trying to protect us.

They are setting us on a path from which we can never return.

A path that will lead to destruction; a path that will take us below ground.

The history of the silo is about to be written.

Our future is about to begin.

Wool

Hugh Howey

'The next Hunger Games' The Sunday Times

‘Well written, tense, and immensely satisfying, Wool will be considered a classic for many years in the future.’ WIRED

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

'Howey's Wool is an epic feat of imagination. You will live in this world.' Justin Cronin

'Wool is frightening, fascinating, and addictive. In one word, terrific.' Kathy Reichs

In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo.

Inside, men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations, of secrets and lies.

To live, you must follow the rules. But some don't. These are the dangerous ones; these are the people who dare to hope and dream, and who infect others with their optimism.

Their punishment is simple and deadly. They are allowed outside.

Jules is one of these people. She may well be the last.

Third Shift: Pact

Hugh Howey

The incredible third part of Shift, the follow up to bestseller Wool.

Donald has woken again. Because this time the impossible has happened. Someone has fled one of the silos. And she is still alive.

Jimmy is a sixteen-year-old boy, and his home is being destroyed. A betrayal has led to one of the worst uprisings in history. Jimmy’s descent into ‘Solo’ is about to begin.

With Jules about to meet Solo, Donald’s world is about to change for one final time. Will he obey the Order? Or will he risk everything to discover the truth?

Second Shift: Order

Hugh Howey

The incredible second part of Shift, the follow up to bestseller Wool.

Donald wasn’t supposed to remember. In fact, he was punished for doing just that. But the information he should have forgotten may end up saving his future.

Mission Jones is a young man who wants to change the world around him. The rules, the secrets, the lies. Putting his own life on the line, he fights to build a resistance and save those who have hope. But is he trying to save the wrong people?

Donald knows the truth, but is he willing to use it to protect something that he regrets building in the first place?

First Shift: Legacy

Hugh Howey

The incredible first part of the follow up to bestseller Wool.

Donald Keene has been recruited by the government to design a shelter. He has been told that it is just protocol. That it won’t really be used. That it is ‘just-in-case’.

It is underground.

Over fifty years later Donald’s design has been realised and the last remnants of mankind live in his silo. But no one can remember what life was like before. In fact, they’re forced to forget. One simple pill erases a memory. And with it, any chance of hope.

Biography

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 young adult novel, Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue. The Molly Fyde series won rave reviews and praise from readers but it was the release of Wool that made his career take off.

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