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Peek Inside A Hero Rising

Only James Wilfred can break in and pilot him and his people to freedom on a nearby space station. When a heroic man saves her, Skye O’Connor asks to accompany him on his quest to find the last colony ship left on Earth. As the city falls around them, James and Skye must work together to build a new future, all the while rediscovering their ability to love.

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After watching his love leave on a colony ship, James Wilfred must save those left behind from a planetary apocalypse. Their salvation lies in an unfinished ship tucked away in a secret government base, and only James can break in and pilot him and his people to freedom on a nearby space station.

Skye O’Connor’s boyfriend never returns after his gang attempts an assassination of the Governor, and the State Building is destroyed. Worse, crazed moonshiners addicted to the chemical Morpheus have stormed the city, and she must find a safe place for her and her boyfriend’s daughter. When a heroic man saves her, Skye asks to accompany him on his quest to find the last colony ship left on Earth.

As the city falls around them, James and Skye must work together to build a new future, all the while rediscovering their ability to love, before the apocalypse claims them both.

Praise

"A Hero Rising grabbed me in it's world within a few words of the beginning, and didn't let me go until the very end." ~ USA TODAY Bestselling author, Diane Alberts

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781937044831
Series: New Dawn, Book 0.5
Release Date: Feb 7, 2012
Page Count: 167
Imprint: select otherworld
Genre: sci-fi, sci-fi space opera
Tropes: second chance

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By J.M. March 22, 2012

I have to admit this was a different sort of book for me. It was gifted to me. I wouldn't normally have picked it up. And I say that, because from the first page I was sucked in. It's books like these that have me looking differently at the books I choose to read. They make me branch out and thin... ...more

By Sophia May 30, 2012

What an absolutely action packed read that sets a heart-thumping pace! But what else can be expected? It's the end of the world.

In this futuristic Sci-Fi tale, the earth has become over populated, its resources are drained, civilization is failing, and an alien substance found on the moon and use... ...more

By Kara October 17, 2012

Let me start by clarifying something, I am not into zombie stories and I developed a slight cold before reading this book. More than once, I wanted to put it away and rest. However… I. Could. Not. Put. It. Down. It’s just a great story!! I believe that it’s part of a series, but I never felt lost... ...more

By Lissette May 06, 2012

Earth as we know it no longer exists. Everywhere you turn there's death and destruction. The deadly Moonshiners wait in the shadows, ready to pounce on unsuspecting souls in order to curb the hunger that roils within them. Kill or be killed is the key to survival, something those remaining have c... ...more

By Nancy (The Avid Reader) February 17, 2014



My first book by Aubrie Dionne was Colonization (Paradise Reclaimed, #1). In Colonization I read about the planet Paradise 21 where a deep space transport vessel was headed and I just had to know more about this planet. So I bought all of the A New Dawn books so I could read more about the planet... ...more

By Jody May 08, 2012

Aubrie Dionne has done it again, she's created a heart pounding high-octane rollercoaster ride of a story with a nice bit of romance thrown into the mix. As the third book in her A New Dawn series the action seamlessly picks up where the previous book started. His love Mestasis has left the plane... ...more

By ѦѺ™ February 18, 2012

And each man stands with his face in the light. Of his own drawn sword, ready to do what a hero can. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning


author Aubrie Dionne ups the ante with her third book in the A New Dawn series. A Hero Rising is tagged as a Prequel to A New Dawn. the events that happen in the book t... ...more

By Vanessa February 04, 2012

Readers first meet James in Tundra 37. He has a small role which is reflected upon in A Hero Rising. One of the things I find interesting about this series is that you can easily read the books out of order. Each of the three A New Dawn books works as a stand-alone. In fact, A Hero Rising takes p... ...more

By Christine March 05, 2012

The Earth is breathing her last few breathes, and everyone must flee or die on the surface. Yet even in the chaos, there is still a glimmer of hope and love. James Wilfred just watched his love fly off into the stars, but he's determined to help those left behind to safety. He begins a mission to... ...more

By Cherie February 15, 2012

A HERO RISING by Aubrie Dionne takes the reader to the beginning in this prequel of the New Dawn series.

Earth is no longer safe, and James Wilfred and Skye O’Connor must find a way off their dying planet at all costs. As James watches the love of his life leave in a spaceship, he thinks all is lo... ...more

By Jamie February 27, 2012

If you’ve been following my blog, then you probably saw my interview with Aubrie Dionne. She’s the author of the A New Dawn series which also includes Tundra 37. As you may remember, Tundra 37 featured a character named Mestasis who makes a deal to get herself and her twin off a doomed planet. A... ...more

By Rachel- Goodbye Borders August 31, 2015

3.5* Rounded up.

This was a mesh of several different genres; dystopian, sci-fi, futuristic. It's unique. There was enough world building to get the gist of what is happening. The earth is falling apart, mainly (if not all) because of humanity. There is a huge disparity between the rich and poor.... ...more

By Kathleen February 16, 2012

Earth is being overrun by zombie-like creatures and the government is collapsing. Spaceships are taking colonists to find another planet to live on. James wants to go with the girl he is in love with but he can't. He has a physical defect that won't allow him to go into deep space. He is part of... ...more

By Kristen June 30, 2013

I'm not usually one for novellas, especially when I grow to love the characters. I just want to spend all the possible "time" with them, ya know? But, this one was truly astounding. We first meet James in Aubrie Dionne's Tundra 37 (which Kelsey reviewed here), and this is kind of just an expansio... ...more

By Catherine March 16, 2012

A Hero Rising - Book 3 of Aubrie Dionne's 'A New Dawn' series never flags. From the first page to the epilogue, the author maintains a cracking pace and I was up into the early hours because I simply couldn't put it down. The alien future world she takes us to is inhospitable, threatening and gra... ...more

By Rinelle October 26, 2012

This book really begins to tie together the stories in the New Dawn series, and I loved seeing how they were all connected. Again, a great book, with lots of layers to the story. Kept me turning pages until the very end. And a thumbs up to the author for actually writing a believable 6 yo child.... ...more

By SheLove2Read December 29, 2012

A really good apocalyptic/sci-fi read. Couldn't put it down! ...more

By Nikki June 13, 2012

The sad part about this book is I can actually see this happening. Not so much the alien cells taking over, but us manufacturing a drug to try and create the perfect solider. I believe that's what they were hinting out. That was my interpretation. But you really could come up with different theor... ...more

By Diane February 19, 2012

A Hero Rising grabbed me in it's world within a few words of the beginning, and didn't let me go until the very end. Whether it was in an abandoned farm, in a space-shuttle, or in the mutated throngs of the city, Dionne's world-building blew me away. The attention to detail, and the lush describi... ...more

By JoAnn October 31, 2012

Since I hadn’t read the earlier novels in the series, I had some trouble figuring out what was going on. Once I got my feet solidly planted, I found the action moved progressively toward the final clash. I was glad for the ray of hope amidst a dark and destructive landscape. ...more

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Aubrie Dionne

About the author

Aubrie Dionne

Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. She started writing because her flute students urged her to publish the stories she made up in their lessons. Her books are influenced by her undying love of Star Wars and Star Trek, and by her own musical life. When she's not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras.

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