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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23mm | 363g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1476767211
  • 9781476767215
  • 2,736,050

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"Words like 'masterpiece' and 'instant classic' are cliché, but in the case of Francesca Haig's astounding The Fire Sermon, they're the only words to use. It's a breath-taking, passionate, absolutely sensational work of imagination, perfectly structured, beautifully written, populated with fabulous characters and packed with intrigue, violence, compassion and underlined by a very important human message that is always present without ever becoming homily. The Fire Sermon is completely without equal - it leaves Hunger Games, Divergence, Twilight blah blah-yawn twitching in the dust."--Starburst Magazine
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5,437 ratings
3.62 out of 5 stars
5 18% (1,000)
4 39% (2,105)
3 32% (1,749)
2 9% (480)
1 2% (103)
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