Dust by Hugh Howey – Every Apocalypse Comes to an End

Dust - Exclusive Limited Edition in Slipcase (500 copies)In a time when secrets and lies were the foundations of life, someone has discovered the truth. And they are going to tell.

Jules knows what her predecessors created. She knows they are the reason life has to be lived in this way. 

And she won’t stand for it.

But Jules no longer has supporters. And there is far more to fear than the toxic world beyond her walls.

A poison is growing from within Silo 18. 

One that cannot be stopped. 

Unless Silo 1 step in.


Hugh Howey’s Wool has been a bit of a phenomenon proving that the traditional publishing route is not the only successful one. Originally self published and selling hundreds of thousands of copies before being picked up by publishers the series has now passed the million mark in sales.  After reading wool it is easy to see why word of mouth spread so quickly.

Two years on, with Dust the journey that started with the Wool short story which blossomed into a trilogy of novels comes to an end.

Dust is a fantastic ending to a great series of stories. Howey has brought his work to a fantastic conclusion. Moments in the book shocked me, others made me laugh but in general I was pretty much in awe of the book from start to finish.

I thought Shift , the second in the series wasn’t quite as good as Wool . It was still a great book but the pace was a tad slower and Jules , the best character in the series is absent. What Shift did do was build up the background to the post apocalyptic world leading to the fantastic collision of past and present and fantastic climax that is Dust.

I cannot recommend the series enough. Howey has produced a masterpiece combining fantastic plot with a well imagined fall of civilisation and the underground world that is left behind.

The book will be out in October here but the ebook is available now. Do yourself a favour and enter the world of the Silo.


About Paul Walsh

I'm a big fan of fantasy and scifi, which would make up most of my reading but will branch out often enough. Favourite authors vary over time but generally include Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Conn Iggulden, Robert Harris, Karen Maitlan, Kate Mosse, Anne Rice, Philip K Dick, Ray Bradbury. John Scalzi, Mark Lawrence, Pat Rothfuss and a host of others. I'm not the harshest reviewer but will note down a few words on all books I read.
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