The Fire Sermon

Book 1 of the Fire Sermon trilogy

Born as twins

Raised as enemies

Bound by death

Since the blast that reshaped the earth, only twins are born. The one deemed imperfect is branded at birth and sent away. Twins share nothing but the moment of their death: when one dies, so does the other.

But Cass and her twin, Zach, cannot be separated.

In this scorched and broken world, Cass’s bond with her brother may be the most dangerous thing of all.

Shortlisted for The Morningstar Award (best debut novel) in the 2016 David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy; the 2015 R.T. Book Reviews award (best science fiction novel); the 2016 Norma K Hemming Award; and the 2016 Aurealis Award (best young adult novel).
The trilogy was shortlisted for the 2018 Sara Douglass Book Series Award for best SFF book series. 

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

Set in a vividly realised world of elite Alphas and their ‘weaker’ Omega twins, it holds a mirror up to our obsession with perfection

The Guardian

This terrific set-up spools out into a high tension tale of mistrust and dependency, injustice and optimism, told with poetic intensity

Daily Mail

With its well-built world, vivid characters and suspenseful plot, this book… is poised to become the next must-read hit.


Haig’s post-apocalyptic world is colourfully fleshed out, and the conclusion asks us to consider who, really, is the Other

Washington Post

Words like “masterpiece” and “instant classic” are cliché, but in the case of Francesca Haig’s astounding THE FIRE SERMON, they’re the only words to use

Starburst Magazine

A hell of a ride. I would recommend it to anyone I can

James Oswald