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The Forever Ship
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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.
The apocalypse has come and gone, and now every person is born a twin: one a strong Alpha, one a mutated Omega.

The Omegas live in segregation, cast out by their families as soon as their mutation becomes clear. Forced to live apart, they are ruthlessly oppressed by their Alpha counterparts. The only thing that keeps the Alphas at bay is the fact that whenever one twin dies, so does the other.

In this thrilling conclusion to The Fire Sermon trilogy, Cass, Piper, and Zoe have discovered that Elsewhere exists, and it's more real and more complicated than any of them could have imagined. Now, they must race to prevent the Alphas from destroying what might be the only salvation for the Omegas.

The end to their lifelong discrimination is in sight, but before she can be free, Cass must overcome her loyalty to her Alpha twin, Zach, her most dangerous enemy. But if they're not careful, both will die in the struggle for power.
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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.
The apocalypse has come and gone, and now every person is born a twin: one a strong Alpha, one a mutated Omega.

The Omegas live in segregation, cast out by their families as soon as their mutation becomes clear. Forced to live apart, they are ruthlessly oppressed by their Alpha counterparts. The only thing that keeps the Alphas at bay is the fact that whenever one twin dies, so does the other.

In this thrilling conclusion to The Fire Sermon trilogy, Cass, Piper, and Zoe have discovered that Elsewhere exists, and it's more real and more complicated than any of them could have imagined. Now, they must race to prevent the Alphas from destroying what might be the only salvation for the Omegas.

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        Haig’s third Fire Sermon postapocalyptic novel (after The Map of Bones) conjures up a complex, broken world in which brutality and oppression are just barely balanced by fleeting moments of hope. As established in previous volumes, following a devastating nuclear war, all human births now result in twins: the “perfect” Alphas and the mutated Omegas. Each pair of twins is connected psychically, so that what befalls one also affects the other; they suffer each other’s pain and die each other’s deaths. Omega Cass experiences prophetic visions of another terrible explosion and must coax her allies into waging all-out war against the Alpha forces of the insidious general to prevent catastrophe. When her twin, Zach, a prominent Alpha leader with vital information, seeks refuge with Cass’s people, his presence creates disarray and distrust. Even as Cass leads a force to free thousands of captive Omegas from the stasis tanks in which they’ve been placed for “safekeeping,” she must uncover the traitor in her ranks and deal with the brother who’s turned into a mortal enemy she can’t afford to harm. Haig never fully takes advantage of the setting’s conceit to examine the brutal impact of every act of violence being doubled. Still, as she wraps up the trilogy, she subverts expectations even as she draws to a logical, bittersweet conclusion. Agent: Juliet Mushens, Agency Group.

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        As Haig continues her Fire Sermon series, following The Map of Bones (2016), Cass, Piper, Zoe, and Paloma make their way back to New Hobart, where they will fight the final battles of the struggle for freedom. Paloma is a representative of the Scattered Islands and a symbol of hope. Ever since the blast, everyone has a twin; one twin is a flawed omega, one a perfect alpha, and when one dies, the other dies also. Everyone, that is, except the people of the Scattered Islands. The alphas in power cling to their superiority, but the largely omega resistance of New Hobart will fight to the bitter end. When Cass' twin, Zach, appears, asking for sanctuary, events ramp up. A series of betrayals, bitter battles, and unspeakably and dearly won victories later, Haig ties up the key threads of the story of overthrowing oppression in a messy but satisfying knot. Cass' narrative voice, and her approach to the increasingly difficult decisions she must make, drives the story quite effectively.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2017, American Library Association.)

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        July 1, 2017

        Tasmanian-born, London-based poet/novelist Haig got some full-of-spark reviews for The Fire Sermon and Map of Bones, the first two books in the trilogy wrapping up here. In Haig's imagined world of one powerful Alpha twin and one mutated Omega, Omegas Cass and Zach don't look so bad on the outside. But Cass has a secret Zach is spoiling to spill.

        Copyright 2017 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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The apocalypse has come and gone, and now every person is born a twin: one a strong Alpha, one a mutated Omega.

The Omegas live in segregation, cast out by their families as soon as their mutation becomes clear. Forced to live apart, they are ruthlessly oppressed by their Alpha counterparts. The only thing that keeps the Alphas at bay is the fact that whenever one twin dies, so does the other.

In this thrilling conclusion to The Fire Sermon trilogy, Cass, Piper, and Zoe have discovered that Elsewhere exists, and it's more real and more complicated than any of them could have imagined. Now, they must race to prevent the Alphas from destroying what might be the only salvation for the Omegas.

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