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Young Adult Fiction Dystopian


by (author) Maureen McGowan

Amazon Publishing
Initial publish date
Jun 2014
Dystopian, Coming of Age, Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Recommended Age
14 to 18
Recommended Grade
9 to 12
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    Jun 2014
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  • Hardback

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    Jun 2014
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  • CD-Audio

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    Jul 2014
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Glory is a Deviant. That is what she was always taught, growing up in the domed city of Haven. She has the power to kill with her gaze, but she’s learned to control this power and use it only against the monstrous Shredders, who survive on the asteroid dust that mutated their DNA.

Now living in a settlement Outside, Glory has the chance to embrace her “Gift” and reunite her remaining family. But she can’t hide from the threat of Shredder attacks or the knowledge of what Management is doing to the employees of Haven.

Can she face losing everything she has left to bring freedom to Haven? Will she choose the familiar safety of Cal’s love or risk Burn’s dangerous passion? Ultimately, Glory must decide how far she is willing to go to keep her family safe, and what it really means to be a monster.

This is the riveting finale to The Dust Chronicles trilogy.

About the author

Maureen McGowan always loved writing fiction, but having been sidetracked by a persistent practical side, it took her a few years to channel her energy into novels. After leaving a career in finance, she hasn’t looked back. Aside from her love of books, she’s passionate about films, fine handcrafted objects, and shoes. Maureen grew up in various Canadian cities. Her previous career moved her to Palo Alto and Philadelphia before she settled in Toronto, where she attends the Toronto International Film Festival each year. Visit her online at:

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