What if the asteroid heading toward Earth in Tommy Wallach's New York Times bestselling novel, We All Looked Up, actually hit and demolished our planet? What if, after thousands of years, two civilizations rose from the ashes? What if those cities found out about each other? Through the viewpoints of multiple characters, Strange Fire describes the beginnings of an inevitable war between these two civilizations, a war that will pit faith against science, zealotry against technology...and brother against brother. They said that the first generation of man was brought low by its appetites: for knowledge, for power, for wealth. It was so great, the Lord sent his own Daughter to bring fire and devastation to the world. Brothers Clive and Clover Hamill, the sons of a well-respected Descendant minister, have spent their lives spreading that gospel. But when their traveling ministry discovers a community called Sophia that's intent on rediscovering the blasphemous technologies of the past, a chain of events will be set in motion. Alongside Gemma Poplin, Clive's childhood sweetheart, and Paz Dedios, a revolutionary who dreams of overthrowing the Descendancy, Clive's and Clover's paths will diverge, and each will play a part in determining the fate of humanity itself.
- Hardback | 400 pages
- 147 x 213 x 36mm | 431g
- 03 Oct 2017
- Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
"Wallach builds a plausible world with richly evocative descriptions of action...a provocative novel of a society riven by subterfuge and zealotry."--Kirkus Reviews