The Map of Bones : The Fire Sermon

  • by Francesca Haig
  • Narrated by Lauren Fortgang
  • Series: The Fire Sermon
  • 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Book two in the critically acclaimed The Fire Sermon trilogy - The Hunger Games meets Cormac McCarthy's The Road in this richly imagined postapocalyptic series 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 with a twin. Of each pair, one is an Alpha, physically perfect in 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 Alphas 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 dies, so does the other.
Cass is a rare Omega, one burdened with psychic foresight. While her twin, Zach, gains power on the Alpha Council, she 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.

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A sequel You can't put down

What made the experience of listening to The Map of Bones the most enjoyable?

Having not listened to the previous book in over 6 months, I enjoyed the summary information in the beginning. Cass is a ego-centric character. As Zoe & Piper begin to evolve and the plot thinkers, you become hooked. The performance by Laura Fortgang was excellent, and pacing keeps you invested in the story.i could not put down the 2nd half of the novel!


What other book might you compare The Map of Bones to and why?

This series falls somewhere between the Hunger Games & the Divergent series. (Closer to Alegent & Insergemt for dentils and back story.


Which character – as performed by Lauren Fortgang – was your favorite?

Zoe is so complex, and modern.


Any additional comments?

Excellent series. The Amazon reviews are dull and inaccurate. The story is complex, but just as good as the Fire Sermon. Many of your questions from the first novel get answered. Can't wait for Mrs. Haig to publish the final installment.

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- C. Knight

liked it

This story was entertaining enough but some of the details were too detailed. Some of the temper tantrums and whining by the main character made me think she was a hopeless complainer and overly emotional. n

All in all, the story kept me entertained enough to finish it. And, if there is another book in the series I will listen to it, if only to see how it ends...
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- Carie LeValley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-12-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios