Fire Country : The Country Saga

  • by David Estes
  • Narrated by Khristine Hvam
  • Series: The Country Saga
  • 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In a changed world where the sky bleeds red, winter is hotter than hell and full of sandstorms, and summer's even hotter with raging fires that roam the desert-like country, the Heaters manage to survive, barely.
Due to toxic air, life expectancies are so low that the only way the tribe can survive is by forcing women to procreate when they turn 16 and every three years thereafter. It is their duty as Bearers.
Fifteen-year-old Siena is a Youngling, soon to be a Bearer, when she starts hearing rumors of another tribe of all women, called the Wild Ones. They are known to kidnap Youngling girls before the Call, the ceremony in which Bearers are given a husband with whom to bear children with.
As the desert sands run out on her life's hourglass, Siena must uncover the truth about the Wild Ones while untangling the web of lies and deceit her father has masterfully spun.

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Imaginative take on post-apocolyptic society

Fire Country follows a small village of hunters who live in post-apocalyptic America hundreds of years after a meteror strike. The main character, Sienna, is a girl who is an outcast and ultimately doesn't want to follow the path expected of her by her father or her society.

This book is full of action and some mystery. It not only covers Sienna's struggles, but also her village being in several battles and attacks from those who mean to eradicate them. Most of the characters were very interesting and some showed some amazing growth. A few were somewhat flat the whole way through (Sienna's father, for one). Unfortunately, Sienna's situations are often of her own doing, and she doesn't grow quite as much as she could of.

The novel tries to tackle a lot of complex themes like family, law, what is expected of you, choices one must make to survive, etc.

When I first heard the narration, I was taken aback by the very strong southern accent. It wasn't at all what I expected of the character and I found it quite distracting. However, after a few hours I got used to it and Ms. Hvam actually did a great job expressing SIenna's sass and those moments of extreme duress.

This is one of my favorite series and only gets better in future books.
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- Michael P. Long

Love this series!!!

Wow, this book blew my breath away. It had everything I wanted in a book. I’m confused about which series of David’s I love more. The Dwellers or this one. I will say as much as I love Adele and Tristan (and their circumstances were quite different), I love the relationship between Sienna and Circ. It was just, amazing.

The story had me on an emotional runaway train. There were highs and lows and everything in between. Siena was a strong character which much to lose and little to gain, yet she did what needed to be done when needed. She’s the kind of character I admire. And it’s been a long time since I felt this way. (Rose from Vampire Academy the only other one).

There are many lessons to learn and several characters to love and an equal number to hate. It will be interesting to see where this series goes. I absolutely can’t wait.
Overall, FANTASTIC!

My book boyfriend Circ.

The narration was fantastic. I've listened to this narrators as Jane in the Jane Yellowrock series as well as another urban fantasy series. So it took a moment to hear those voices and not associate them with the other characters.
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- Terri

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-27-2016
  • Publisher: Podium Publishing