Burn Down the Sky [NOOK Book]

Overview

After the destruction of nature and the death of the world . . .

After the Wicca virus drove billions to madness and suicide, replacing order and reason with violence and terror . . .

In the parched ruins of what once was civilization, one commodity is far morevaluable than all others combined: female children.

When well-armed marauders roll in at dusk to brutally attack a fiercely defended compound of ...

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Burn Down the Sky

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Overview

After the destruction of nature and the death of the world . . .

After the Wicca virus drove billions to madness and suicide, replacing order and reason with violence and terror . . .

In the parched ruins of what once was civilization, one commodity is far morevaluable than all others combined: female children.

When well-armed marauders roll in at dusk to brutally attack a fiercely defended compound of survivors, Jessie is unable to halt the slaughter—and she can do nothing to prevent the ruthless abduction of innocents, including her youngest child. Now, along with her outraged teenage daughter, Bliss, Jessie must set out on a journey across a blasted landscape—joining up with the desperate, the broken, the half-mad, on an impossible mission: to storm the fortress of a dark and twisted religion and bring the children home.

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Editorial Reviews

Bill Evans
“BURN DOWN THE SKY is an intense, amazing, post-apocalyptic tale of unleashed terror and undying hope. This is gifted writing, and a superb, brilliant thriller.”
Marcus Pelegrimas
“Jaros has crafted such a vividly ravaged world that I could almost feel the grit on my fingers as I turned each page. And I couldn’t stop turning them!”
Mark Feldstein
“This gripping tale immediately ushers us into an all-too-plausible post apocalyptic world. It’s Children of Men meets The Handmaid’s Tale - with The Road Warrior to rev up the high octane plot.”
Bruce Grossman of Bookgasm.com
“Takes the idea of the post-apocalyptic men’s adventure tale and turns it on its head, with the simple idea that it focuses on female leads...Jaros’s characters are not two-dimensional stereotypes or caricatures...With truly stand-out moments, BURN DOWN THE SKY never falters.”
Harriet Klausner
“This grim fascinating futuristic thriller extrapolates present global trends to make a case that the reckoning point of no return for planet earth is soon...readers will appreciate James Jaros’ bleak cautionary tale as Sager and Evans sang in 2525, “...Now man’s reign is through.”
Amanda Makepeace
“BURN DOWN THE SKY is one of those books I could not stop reading...Thinking about it, even now, makes my heart pound.”
Angela Wilson
“Writing as James Jaros, Mark Nykanen tells a thoroughly engrossing tale...The author has incredibly poetic prose that keeps the reader going.”
Suzanne Johnson
“Utterly compelling...The language is powerful and evocative, and it moves at a rapid clip start to finish. I give Burn Down the Sky a big thumb’s-up.”
Black Lagoon Reviews
“Never before have I read such a vivid, intense novel as Burn Down the Sky.”
from the International Thriller Writers' Interview
“Burn Down the Sky blends science fiction and thriller genres but I’d call it one of more the literate novels I’ve read in 2011.”
Debbie Wiley Book Reviews
“James Jaros does a phenomenal job with world building in BURN DOWN THE SKY...an edgy, dark thriller that keeps the reader engaged from the very first page. The action is relentless and adds to the tension.”
International Thriller Writers' Interview
“Burn Down the Sky blends science fiction and thriller genres but I’d call it one of more the literate novels I’ve read in 2011.”
Bruce Grossman
"Takes the idea of the post-apocalyptic men’s adventure tale and turns it on its head, with the simple idea that it focuses on female leads...Jaros’s characters are not two-dimensional stereotypes or caricatures...With truly stand-out moments, BURN DOWN THE SKY never falters."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062079206
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/26/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 565,986
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

James Jaros is the pen name of the widely praised thriller author Mark Nykanen, the four-time Emmy winning investigative reporter whose internationally best-selling books have been praised by critics as "irresistible," "vivid and emotional," "nerve-wracking," and "furiously paced." Europe's largest newspaper hailed him as "The new master of the psycho-sexual thriller" for his dark psychological tales. Now, as James Jaros, he sweeps readers into a post-apocalyptic world as real as it is horrifying.

Jaros blogs at "Postings from the Post-Apocalypse."

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted March 27, 2011

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    A grim fascinating futuristic thriller

    When humanity failed to heed the cries from an injured earth, as the avaricious power brokers chose more gizmos, and politicians ignored the climate warning signs, the planet started to die. The oceans rose dramatically as the ice caps melted. Then the oceans dried up leading to a vast desert planet with little rain anywhere. The spiral into hell on earth continued when the Wicca virus prevented females one year after their first period from having sex. Most went insane or chose suicide. The most valuable commodity in the world is a female who has not had her first menses.

    Marauders attack the compound where Jessie, her husband Eden and their two young daughters (Bliss and Ananda) reside. They abduct Ananda and sell her to the Army of God cult. Leader Zekiel claims Ananda, who fights him and tries to help others; though that could mean being declared a heretic. Jessie and others including Bliss join another group heading for a confrontation with the Army of God in order to rescue their female young ones. However, the maurader's' leader is captured, but gives them information that will either enable the rescue of their children or die in the attempt.

    This grim fascinating futuristic thriller extrapolates present global trends to make a case that the reckoning point of no return for planet earth is soon. The Army of God belongs to an Alliance sharing the same values. The descendants of the deniers who prevented the changes needed to stop climate change are killed and cannibal-rapists are a danger to normal people. Even if Jessica and her team rescue Ananda, they will still have to watch their back as others will come. In what looks like the opening act in humanity's final drama, readers will appreciate James Jaros' bleak cautionary tale as Zager and Evans sang in 2525" ". Now man's reign is through".

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    Aura

    Oh Dh will change location

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2013

    D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    Mischeif

    "Hm...." she wants to know, but doesnt press it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2013

    Lust

    Shd padded in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2013

    Lightning

    Watches.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2013

    Aspen

    Wheres new camp?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2013

    Dragonfang

    Hey striking are you ready to train me?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    Ashkit

    All may join)) he sat alone

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2013

    Jaguarkit

    Nods to Duskshade respectfully then gasps. "Wait, what do you mean... born again as Jaguarkit? Like.. through me?"

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2013

    Frozen & Snake

    No one is there...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2013

    Vixe

    Ywns

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2013

    Sleekkit

    She smiled and laughed and skipped around

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2013

    Vipor

    Wakes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    Deersage and devil

    Sorry everyone was grounded and got nook back tonight. Whats happening?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    Nitestar

    He nodded. "Ye. That was it" he said rising. "Thanks for your time" he padded out

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    To Dh

    Go to the secondary location...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2013

    Stormstar

    Lightningclans anwser is yes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    Striking

    Tonight we are moving to 'evil lives' all results (except one, you'll see why when you go there). Unless otherwise stated by me or Aspen, go there tonight and be active. I will not be there when you get there probably.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    Loved this book by James Jaros

    Burn Down the Sky by James Jaros proved to be an exciting post-apocalyptic novel that was really hard to put down. Highly recommend.

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