This is not a tale you know the ending of…
The apocalypse has come on dark wings to Germania, land of dead fairy tales. The ground is dead and the few survivors are picked off by enormous, crazed birds - monsters of their own making. Ash has learned to hunt the hunter, but her real fight is keeping her dysfunctional family from starving in the crumbling remains of their ancestral mansion. Each giant, black-winged shape she shoots down could be her last.
Then comes a mysterious missive, arriving by magic, and a stranger in the dark who knows all about Ash and holds keys to her past. Someone must cross the wasteland plains to get to the palace - a death sentence by the hands of either monster or mob. Someone needs to save this country, and Ash's sweet, frail sister must go alone if she doesn't sacrifice herself.
For fans of Station 11, The Hunger Games and Cinder, Ash Rising ask the question: what's the line between surviving and living? And is it brave or is it foolish to dance at the end of the world? A fast-paced dark fantasy with strong echoes of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds - a stunning debut with a sequel out soon.