The Fire Sermon

The Fire Sermon

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Nuclear war, dystopian unrest, a genetic mutation that divides twins in life and unites them in death--the "refreshingly nuanced" (Booklist, starred review) first novel in award-winning poet Francesca Haig's richly imagined and action-packed post-apocalyptic trilogy "is poised to become the next must-read hit" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Four hundred years after a nuclear apocalypse, all humans are born in pairs: the deformed Omegas, who are exploited and oppressed, and their Alpha twins, who have inherited the earth--or what's left of it. But despite their claims of superiority, the Alphas cannot escape one harsh fact: whenever one twin dies, so does the other. Cass is a rare Omega whose mutation is psychic foresight--not that she needs it to know that as her powerful twin, Zach, ascends the ranks of the ruling Alpha Council, she's in grave danger. Zach has a devastating plan for Omega annihilation. Cass has visions of an island where a bloody Omega resistance promises a life of freedom. But her real dream is to discover a middle way, one that would bring together the sundered halves of humanity. And that means both the Council and the resistance have her in their sights. But is she alone in her idealism that they can live peacefully side-by-side with the twins? And what will they do when they learn who her brother is?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23mm | 363g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1476767211
  • 9781476767215
  • 3,174,638

Review quote

"The best post-apocalyptic novel I've read in years - it's dark, deep, and doesn't conform to the dystopian tropes we've all come to expect."-- "The Mary Sue"
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About Francesca Haig

Francesca Haig grew up in Tasmania, gained her PhD from the University of Melbourne, and was a senior lecturer at the University of Chester. Her poetry has been published in literary journals and anthologies in both Australia and England, and her first collection of poetry, Bodies of Water, was published in 2006. In 2010 she was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship. She is also the author of the Fire Sermon series, which includesThe Fire Sermon, The Map of Bones, and The Forever Ship. She lives in London with her husband and son. Visit FrancescaHaig.com and follow her on Twitter @FrancescaHaig
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Rating details

6,685 ratings
3.61 out of 5 stars
5 18% (1,215)
4 38% (2,566)
3 32% (2,130)
2 10% (639)
1 2% (135)
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