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Young Adult Fiction Survival Stories

The Rule of Three: Will to Survive

by (author) Eric Walters

Tundra Book Group
Initial publish date
Jan 2017
Survival Stories, Dystopian, General (see also headings under Family)
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2016
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2017
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12


Now in paperback, the final book in Eric Walters' explosive Rule of Three trilogy!

     After the shocking personal attack on Herb and Adam, the citizens of the fortified neighborhood of Eden Mills are realizing their worst fears: while the power remains off, desperation will grow, leading to more violence. And now it's personal. The rogue militaristic group they had hoped to have vanquished is not only back, but has a new leader, one who is seeking revenge on the neighborhood--especially on Adam. In preparation for an attack they know is coming, the committee members make new alliances and grow in strength, but Adam knows it's up to him to dig down deep within himself, to think like the enemy--to become the enemy--in order to save his family, his neighborhood, and himself.

About the author

Eric Walters is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling novels for children and young adults. His novels have won numerous awards, including the Silver Birch, Blue Heron, Red Maple, Snow Willow, Ruth Schwartz, and Tiny Torgi, and have received honours from the Canadian Library Association Book Awards and UNESCO's international award for Literature in Service of Tolerance.

Eric lives in Mississauga with his wife, Anita, and three children, Christina, Nicholas, and Julia. When not writing or touring across the country speaking to school groups, Eric spends time playing or watching soccer and basketball, or playing the saxophone.

To find out more about Eric and his novels, or to arrange for him to speak at your school, visit his website at

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Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR The Rule of Three:

"Rule of Three maintains a realistic and frightening look at what happens when technology is lost and modern society begins to fall apart." --School Library Journal 

"The Rule of Three is a tense, smart, can't-put-it-down YA thriller about the collapse of society." --The National Post 

"This book makes The Walking Dead look like a walk in the park." --Alexander Gordon Smith, author of The Fury 

PRAISE FOR Fight for Power:

"The philosophical questions and killer ending will prime readers for the next book." --Kirkus Reviews 

"Will take the reader from horrific chaos, to moments of calm, to occasional jubilation, and even to devastating loss. I can only advise you to hold fast because the ride is a bumpy one but the journey that Eric Walters takes us on is worth it." --CanLit for Little Canadians 

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