Strange Fire (Anchor & Sophia, #1) by Tommy Wallach

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They said that the first generation of man was brought low by its appetites: for knowledge, for wealth, for power. They said mankind’s voracity was so great, the Lord sent his own Daughter to bring fire and devastation to the world.

The survivors were few, but over the course of centuries, they banded together to form a new civilization—the Descendancy—founded on the belief that the mistakes of the past must never be repeated.

Brothers Clive and Clover Hamill, the sons of a well-respected Descendant minister, have spent their lives spreading that gospel. But when their traveling ministry discovers a community intent on rediscovering the blasphemous technologies of the past, a chain of events will be set in motion that will pit city against city…and brother against brother.

Along with Gemma Poplin, Clive’s childhood sweetheart, and Paz Dedios, a revolutionary who dreams of overthrowing the Descendancy, Clive and Clover will each play a pivotal role in determining the outcome of this holy war, and the fate of humanity itself.

Title : Strange Fire (Anchor & Sophia, #1)
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ISBN : 1481468383
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 400 pages


Julie rated it ★★★★☆

November 07, 2017

I know I keep on saying this anytime I read YA, but where were these amazing stories when I was growing up? Now, if I was still in high school (thankfully I’m not) and had to write a book report I’d pick Strange Fire. Wallach packs friendship, family, betrayal, a dusting of romance/lust but more...

Gustav rated it ★★★★★

October 10, 2017

Man was destroyed for their desires, now the remnants of the human race are at odds with each other. Tommy Wallach's first novel in the Anchor & Sophia trilogy, "Strange Fire" takes place many years after a catastrophic event destroyed almost the whole world and the Descendancy is a religion...

The Nerd Daily rated it ★★★★☆

December 19, 2017

Originally posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Blake Smith The much-anticipated third novel from Tommy Wallach has finally arrived! For those of you who have read his other two books, Thanks for the Trouble and We all Looked Up, you will not be disappointed. Although Wallach has taken a different...

Sofia rated it ★★★★☆

August 30, 2017

So, my first thought was, this is quite the detour from Wallach's normal pieces. But as I continued reading it, I realized that The Descendency is what happened to the survivors of the asteroid in We All Looked Up! Other than that earthshaking revelation, I enjoyed the story a lot, and was investe...

Hilary (SongsWroteMyStory) rated it ★★★★☆

September 17, 2017

I received an advance copy of this book from Simon & Schuster Canada in exchange for an honest review. I was really excited to read this book. The science/religion debate is one of my favourite things to discuss or hear opinions on, and with a comparison to books like The Giver, I was immediat...

Amanda rated it ★★★☆☆

November 21, 2017

3.5 stars. Unfortunately, this book didn't live up to my expectations. I really liked Wallach's book (which apparently is loosely connected to this one which is so cool!!) We All Looked Up. I was super excited when I came upon Strange Fire while walking by it in a bookstore. I picked it up and st...

Marni rated it ★★★★★

November 16, 2017

The story is a terrific page turner, and the world is a fascinating combination of Wild West homespun, and hints of a revolution im the making. When I realized when and where the story was actually taking place my mind was blown. This is ultimately a science fiction fantasy about a face off betwe...

Jenny Jo rated it ★★★☆☆

February 22, 2018

Very unique. I'm a huge Tommy fan but I'm I started with other books of his versus this one. It's incredibly different compared to his other stories, not necessarily a bad thing, just very different. Still, its a really awesome story and cool world. Looking forward to book 2.

Kendra rated it ★★★☆☆

November 17, 2017

"Was it the scientist in him,always eager to research a new subject, or just the sinner?" Let me start off my review by saying this book was not at all what I expected.. But kind of in a good way. It threw my expectations off and that's what I like. When a book can surprise me! Reading the inside...

Vera rated it ★★★★☆

September 28, 2017

I picked up an ARC of this book at ALA 2017 and I'm glad I did! It definitely exceeded my expectations by far! I mean, everyone these days is trying to write the next big dystopian YA novel, right? And this one doesn't sound particularly different from any others, at least from the blurb. It's yo...

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