Book Three in the critically acclaimed The Fire Sermon trilogy—The Hunger Games meets Cormac McCarthy’s The Road in this richly imagined post-apocalyptic series by award-winning poet Francesca Haig.
“Haig’s prose is gorgeous and engaging, particularly when she describes the desolate landscape, now peppered with ruins from the Before. Fans of dystopias will appreciate this adventure-filled yet character-focused tale that offers hope and explores (in a refreshingly nuanced way) the moral complexities involved in defeating an oppressive and backward government structure” (Booklist, starred review).
*I have one (1) free hardcover copy of The Forever Ship by Francesca Haig to go along with this excerpt! The link and details for the giveaway are located at the bottom of the post, following the excerpt 🙂
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“Stop looking at me like that,” Paloma said. “Like what?” I said.
I turned my face back to the fire, squinting against the smoke. I couldn’t deny that I’d been staring. I watched her all the time. Some-times I woke and half expected that she would be gone—that she had never come at all, or that she’d been nothing but a shape we had conjured out of our longing for Elsewhere.
But she had come: pale, like somebody seen through mist. Not the blondness of Crispin, or of Elsa, who had hair with gold in it and pink-flushed skin. Paloma’s hair was so blond it was nearly gray, like driftwood—as if she’d washed up on the beach instead of sailing here on The Rosalind. Her skin had a bleached-straw whiteness, and her eyes were light blue—barely a color at all. Continue reading