The Fire Sermon
Cass and Zach were born a perfect pair: no missing limbs, no Omega mutation - but Cass has a secret. In her dreams she has seen the day they will be separated. She has felt the searing heat of the Omega brand as it is burned into her forehead, marking her fate for all to see. For years she hides her power of foresight from her brother as the eyes of the community bear down upon them: waiting for the day the Omega mutation appears. When Zach discovers her secret he will stop at nothing to expose her and take his rightful place as an Alpha.
'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 'Words like 'masterpiece' and 'instant classic' are cliche, 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 'Haig's post-apocalyptic world is colorfully fleshed out, and the conclusion ask us to consider who, really, is the Other' Washington Post
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 lives in London with her husband and son.