Before the Dawn is a gripping post-apocalyptic novel set in a world where civilization has collapsed and violence is the new normal. When smoke starts pouring from Mount Rainier, Seattle residents know that something terrible is happening, but they never imaged anything like this: The volcano has erupted, burying the city under ash and killing millions. Those who survive must find a way to rebuild their lives in a landscape that’s been turned upside down. For some it means starting over from scratch; for others it means seizing opportunity amid chaos. But all of them must grapple with questions of morality and justice as they try to create order out of utter devastation.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for those who love post-apocalyptic novels, and are interested in the questions of morality and justice that come along with them.
- The plot is gripping and well-paced
- The setting is vividly described
- The characters are well developed
- Emma Pass has written a stunning, harrowing novel about life after the end of civilization.
- The story is full of danger and suspense, yet also filled with hope and resilience.
- This is a must-read for fans of post-apocalyptic fiction.
Learn more about the author
Emma Pass is a British writer and editor. She has worked in publishing for over ten years, specializing in children’s books. Before the Dawn is her first novel. This post-apocalyptic book tells the story of civilization after it collapses due to a natural disaster. In a world where violence is now normal, the characters must grapple with questions of morality and justice as they try to create order out of utter devastation.
“I couldn’t put it down.”
“A page-turner of a post-apocalyptic novel. Emma Pass has created a believable and terrifying world in which to explore the human condition.”
“If you combined the atmospheres of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and HBO’s post-apocalyptic series The Walking Dead, you would get something close to Emma Pass’ debut novel Before the Dawn. It is a dark, harrowing story set in a world that has been forever changed by an apocalyptic event … [Pass] does an excellent job of creating believable characters who are struggling to find their place in this new world order.”
“Raw and powerful . . . Emma Pass has written a stunning debut novel.”