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The Fire Sermon Audiobook

The Fire Sermon: Fire Sermon, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

When Zach and I were born, our parents must have counted and recounted: limbs, fingers, toes. The complete set. They would have been disbelieving - nobody dodged the split between Alpha and Omega. Nobody. Born as twins. Raised as enemies.

One strong Alpha twin and one mutated Omega; the only thing they share is the moment of their death.

The Omegas live in segregation, cast out by their families, as soon as their mutations become clear. Forced to live apart, they are ruthlessly oppressed by their Alpha counterparts.The Alphas are the elite. Once their weaker twins have been cast aside, they're free to live in privilege and safety, their Omega twins far from their thoughts.

Cass and Zach are both perfect on the outside: no missing limbs, no visible Omega mutations. But Cass has a secret: one that Zach will stop at nothing to expose.

The potential to change the world lies in both their hands. One will have to defeat the other to see his or her vision of the future come to pass, but if they're not careful both will die in the struggle for power.

©2015 Francesca Haig (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"This book is a thought provoking whirlwind of a story, with a fab lead character, grisly politics and brave adventure. I loved it!" (Jessie Burton)
"A hell of a ride. I would recommend it to anyone I can, regardless of age." (James Oswald)

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    ETSMOM Hampshire, England 13/03/2016
    ETSMOM Hampshire, England 13/03/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "I could not stop listening."

    I plan to listen to it again. It is gripping and characters are well developed. I could not stop listening. Look forward to next book in the series, just pre-ordered it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Alastair Ball 10/05/2015
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    "Very good book"

    A great story, good characters and excellent propose. The story carries you along well and the world is fascinating. It's a powerfully written book

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    Amazon Customer 26/05/2016
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    "Them vs Us"

    Foreigners vs natives. Employed vs unemployed. "Western culture" vs "Muslim culture"...

    Wherever there is "Them" vs "Us" the story of the Fire Sermon's Alpha and Omega twins is played out.

    Like her namesake of antiquity, Cassandra sees beyond the reality of the present to what could be. Like her namesake of antiquity, she seems to be the only one.

    So...what if there were no "Them" or "Us"?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Happy and Smiling London, England 06/05/2016
    Happy and Smiling London, England 06/05/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Entertaining"

    Worth a listen if you like this genre. Set in a dystopian future, the main heroine Cass (an Omega) is on the run from the Alphas.

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    kate 06/05/2016
    kate 06/05/2016
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    "Original, gripping"
    Would you listen to The Fire Sermon again? Why?

    Yes. First book I've read/listened to since the Hunger Games, which is a worthy book in the post apocolyptic young adult dystopian fiction genre. Original. Gripping. Well developed characters. Looking forward to the next book.


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    Amazon Customer ilford, United Kingdom 18/03/2016
    Amazon Customer ilford, United Kingdom 18/03/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "An Infectious Story"

    l bought this book on a curious whim. I was intrigued by the title. Upon starting the first chapter l was hooked. l was drawn in.

    I am not familiar with the author or the narrator, however, l am happy l chose this book.

    lt's suspense filled, beautifully written, characterised with verve and delicately presented.

    The story is jarring and yet pulling. This book is an infectious story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    sarah 15/03/2016
    sarah 15/03/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "ends just as it's getting really interesting"

    it was an interesting, thought provoking listen but it suddenly ends just as you think its getting to the crux. It felt like after all the detail and story building, the author couldn't be bothered to carry on with it. If there is no second book then that us how it felt. Unfinished like she was mid tale, frustrating ending.

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    Poppey 11/09/2017
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    "Now for something a Little Different"

    This book is a very interesting and unusual concept and one which keeps you on the run with Cass and Kip.

    This is a really good start to the trilogy and I look forward to the next two books.

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    "exceptionally good story, excellent narration,"

    l cant recommend this book enough and am looking forward with great anticipation to the sequel.

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    Michael 23/08/2016
    Michael 23/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Implausible persecution fantasy"

    I couldn't finish this book. The set up was interesting but everything always returned to how terrible life was for the main character. Everything in the world was designed to make her life as awful as possible. It got very old very quickly. It wasn't exactly a subtle way to create your standard young-adult dystopia. There was no sense of fun to contrast the darkness and no real depth to the world to make it worthwhile. The reader was good though.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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