A nuclear blast decimated Earth and now all humans are
as twins. The Alphas are the procreators and are
superior while the other halves of the pairs, the Omegas,
are disabled in some manner. Most of the disabilities of
the Omegas are quite apparent at birth and the twins are
quickly separated. However, Cass is one of the rare
a seer whose visions are her only "flaw" and thus she and
her twin are not separated for many years. What impact
the lack of separation have on her and her twin, Zach? And
will Cass find a way for Alphas and Omegas to live in
THE FIRE SERMON is the first book in what promises to be a
fascinating series. Francesca Haig has crafted a world
is as captivating as it is infuriating. I wanted to jump
into the story and defend the various Omegas, particularly
as the severity of the abuses comes to light. I applaud
Francesca Haig for her willingness to tackle such a
sensitive issue as discrimination against individuals with
THE FIRE SERMON is a beautifully written tale of a dark
often unforgiving post-apocalyptic world. Despite the
bleakness of the world, there are glimmers of hopes in the
various friendships that develop. Francesca Haig's lyrical
use of language draws the reader into this desolate world
the pages fly by, even as we are horrified by the
discrimination that guides the very governing structure of
the world. THE FIRE SERMON is a spectacular introduction
the series as Francesca Haig is an author I will
be looking forward to reading more from in the future.
The Hunger Games meets Cormac McCarthy’s The Road in this
richly imagined first novel in a new post-apocalyptic
trilogy by award-winning poet Francesca Haig.
Four hundred years in the future, the Earth has turned
primitive following a nuclear fire that has laid waste to
civilization and nature. Though the radiation fallout has
ended, for some unknowable reason every person is born
a twin. Of each pair, one is an Alpha—physically perfect
every way; and the other an Omega—burdened with deformity,
small or large. With the Council ruling an apartheid-like
society, Omegas are branded and ostracized while the
have gathered the world’s sparse resources for themselves.
Though proclaiming their superiority, for all their effort
Alphas cannot escape one harsh fact: Whenever one twin
so does the other.
Cass is a rare Omega, one burdened with psychic foresight.
While her twin, Zach, gains power on the Alpha Council,
dares to dream the most dangerous dream of all: equality.
For daring to envision a world in which Alphas and Omegas
live side-by-side as equals, both the Council and the
Resistance have her in their sights.