Young adult Dystopian Apocalyptic Fantasy Sci-fi

Solstice Dayton from the young adult dystopian apocalyptic fantasy sci-fi series The Burnt Sunset

the BURNT SUNSET

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I am Solstice Dayton, and I have seen the apocalypse.


Fire will scorch the sky like a burnt sunset when lightning strikes the eastern seaboard tens of thousands of times in one night. By dawn, fire storms will spread westward, ravaging the countryside. Days later, on July Fourth, the United States government will collapse, when the flames reach the capital. Many of you will burn alive while trying to escape. But you’ll be the lucky ones.


Nearly everyone you know will devolve while wandering in the ash fallout. Neither dead nor undead, they'll be trapped in their minds while their bodies decay in a daze.


But a few survivors will evolve, outlasting all others. I will lead them in the wasteland, bringing hope where there is none.


For this is my past, present, and future, and today, this doom is upon us all.

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The Solstice Dayton

One girl shines at the edge of darkness.

Solstice Dayton, a fourteen-year-old epileptic, has seen the apocalypse in her dreams. She could prepare for the end, but that’s not what her visions tell her to do. With only seven days remaining, there are friends to save, a talent show to conquer, and a mystery to solve.

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THE BURNT SUNSET

The fire rose as the sun set on humanity.

Solstice Dayton discovers three truths in the desolation of the Firegale. First, the government let everyone she knew burn. Second, survivors were doomed to decay in the daze virus. And third, her only hope was to rise above the ashes and evolve.

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THE AURORA DAZED

The sun’s first light is their last hope.

Solstice Dayton races against time to combat a new power rising from the ashes. While dazers roam the wasteland spreading the virus, an eclipse fuels the madness. As hope fades, she learns the way forward is back and the dark is the key to the light.

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THE EVOLVED DAWNING

Even darkness must yield to the dawn.

Solstice Dayton searches for allies in the wild, determined to recapture what was lost. But the world is changing after the flames and the daze virus. In the former capital of America, a dark power is growing, and she cannot delay challenging it for long.

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THE SUNRISE NADIR

The sun is bound by shadow and flame.

Solstice Dayton combats the dark power’s reign of terror by establishing a haven. She gathers those that oppose Nadir to her. When it’s not enough, she must venture from safety and challenge evil in its own land.

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THE SOLSTAR FLARE

When the last lights fail, one still shines.

Solstice Dayton hunts for the mysterious origins of a falling star. She discovers the roots of her true heritage. While kindling the power within her, she finds allies and friendship where she thought none could still be found.

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THE SEVEN SUNDERED

The sun burns brightest at dusk’s dawn.

Solstice Dayton unites the four kinds in a world covered in darkness. She resolves to defend all that remains from a mysterious new force. In a desperate final battle, she sparks the last of the light far from her home.

Solstice Dayton and Baer Sheridan from the young adult dystopian apocalyptic fantasy sci-fi series The Burnt Sunset

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The eight elements from the dystopian apocalyptic fantasy series The Burnt Sunset

TALES FROM THE BURNT SUNSET SERIES

Solstice Dayton's influence through time.

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The EVENTIDE BLAZE


A mother sacrifices all so her daughter may rise.


Elle Dayton’s sole purpose in life is to protect her daughter, Solstice, the future leader of the last remnants of humanity. But she holds a secret. Her daughter is not only the last hope for the Terrans, but also for the ancient Soleria Clan.

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THE WAYFARER DAWNING


A girl has one chance to change a boy’s fate.


Baeran Sheridan is like any typical teen boy. He’s awkward and shy and he can’t imagine ever being kissed. But one day a new girl named Solstice shows up at his middle school and changes everything forever.

a young adult dystopian apocalyptic fantasy short story from The Burnt Sunset series

THE AURORA BRAND


A feud as old as time, begins anew.


There are seven clans: Soleria, Aetha, Airo, Eartari, Ferocity, Wydro, and Nemar. But it wasn’t always that way. Long before Solstice Dayton, the Soleria ruled the galaxy and helped form what we now know as Terra.

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THE SOLERIA PYRELLAX


Only by another’s death, can she truly live.


Passed over for leadership of her clan, Pyrellax volunteers to track down the rebels Solelena and Nemesis. She vows to save the Republic of the Seven Clans and destroy the future leader of the resistance, Solstice Dayton.


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THE RISING SUNS SERIES

Solstice Dayton and the Seven Clans.

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THE SOLSTICE VARIANT

There is no present like your future’s past.

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THE RISING SUN

There is no sunrise in the shadow’s void.

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THE DUSK SINGULARITY

Only a song can beat a singularity.

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THE ASTRAL SEASCAPER

Not all who are saved are better for it.

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THE soleria bane

In the shadow of the flame rise the dazed.

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THE lost solace

Victory is paid for with the blood of friends.

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THE slipstream echo

Haven is what the heart desires most.

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Solstice Dayton from the young adult dystopian apocalyptic fantasy sci-fi series The Rising Sun

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The beginning is at the end.

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