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Young Adult Fiction Apocalyptic & Post-apocalyptic

Raging Star

Dust Lands: 3

by (author) Moira Young

Tundra Book Group
Initial publish date
May 2015
Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic, General, Dystopian
Recommended Age
12 to 18
Recommended Grade
7 to 12
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2015
    List Price

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The much-anticipated, thrilling conclusion to Moira Young's Dust Lands young adult trilogy--now available in paperback!

When the star reader, Auriel Tai, challenged Saba to seize her destiny and defeat DeMalo and the Tonton, Saba was confident in her purpose. Then she met DeMalo and he confounded all expectations with his seductive vision of a healed earth, a New Eden. DeMalo and Saba had an intense and passionate encounter--physical, emotional and psychic--that changed her life, and now he wants Saba to join him, in life and work, to create and build a healthy, stable, sustainable world . . . for the chosen few.
Jack's choice is clear: to fight DeMalo and try to stop his dangerous New Eden project. Still uncertain, her connection with DeMalo a secret, Saba commits herself to the fight. Joined by her brother Lugh, anxious for the land in New Eden, Saba leads an inexperienced guerilla band against the powerfully charismatic DeMalo, in command of his settlers and the Tonton militia.
What chance do they have? Saba must act. And be willing to pay the price.

About the author

Moira Young is the author of the Dust Lands series. The first book, Blood Red Road, won the Costa Children’s Book Award, was a Cybils Award Winner for fantasy and science fiction, and was a Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. The Dust Lands continues with Rebel Heart, which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, and Raging Star. A native Canadian, Moira lives with her husband in the UK. Learn more at

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Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR Moira Young:

"[Blood Red Road is] Mad Max and The Hunger Games meet True Grit. . . . The author moves between ruthless action and gorgeous, buttery narration. . . . This is a must-read, where girls rescue boys, and where the future looms up full of hope and loss, struggles and archetypes that give the story a timeless, classic edge." —The Globe and Mail
“The twists and turns of the epic plot are set to keep you on your toes. . . . A thrilling conclusion to the Dustlands trilogy.” —The Guardian

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