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Fire City

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Twenty-five years ago the world changed forever. A great war, which had raged for three years ended, and the reign of the Demons began... Within the crumbling walls of Fire City, fifteen-year-old Martha is a member of the resistance, a small band of humans fighting for freedom in a lawless and horrifying new world. Amidst the chaos of battle arrives Jonah, a handsome stranger with a thirst for revenge and a power to destroy the Demon rulers. As Martha and Jonah's lives collide, the future of the resistance is altered forever. The battle for humankind will now begin. An epic story of catastrophe, survival and the power of humanity.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 31mm | 354g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0552556025
  • 9780552556026
  • 487,794

Review quote

"Rai never shies away from difficult topics, and here tackles the controversial issue of honour killings. It's utterly compelling, and will be much-debated." -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller * "... a gritty read... The different naratives add to the intrigue and the plot moves along at a rapid rate." -- Vanessa Lewis * The Bookseller *show more

About Bali Rai

Bali Rai has now written eight young adult novels for Random House Children's Books. His first, (un)arranged marriage, created a huge amount of interest and won many awards including the Angus Book Award and the Leicester Book of the Year. It was also shortlisted for the prestigious Brandford Boase first novel award. Rani and Sukh and The Whisper were both shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize. Bali also writes the hugly popular Soccer Squad series for younger readers. He was born in Leicester, where he still lives, writing full-time and visiting schools to talk about his books. www.balirai.co.ukshow more

Back cover copy

Twenty-five years ago the world changed for ever. A great war ended, and the demons took control. Within the crumbling walls of Fire City, Martha and a small band of fellow humans fight for freedom in a lawless world. In the chaos of battle appears Jonah, a stranger with a power stronger that the demons'. Martha and Jonah's paths collide and the future of the resistence is altered for ever. The battle for humankind will now begin.show more

Review Text

"... a gritty read... The different naratives add to the intrigue and the plot moves along at a rapid rate."show more

Rating details

77 ratings
3.54 out of 5 stars
5 27% (21)
4 30% (23)
3 25% (19)
2 6% (5)
1 12% (9)
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