Strange Fire

Strange Fire

(Book #1 of The Anchor & Sophia)
For Ages: 14 - 99
Parents’ Choice Recommended

What if the asteroid heading toward Earth in Tommy Wallach’s New York Times bestselling novel, We All Looked Up, actually hit and demolished our planet?

What if, after thousands of years, two civilizations rose from the ashes? What if those cities found out about each other?

Through the viewpoints of multiple characters, Strange Fire describes the beginnings of an inevitable war between these two civilizations, a war that will pit faith against science, zealotry against technology...and brother against brother.

They said that the first generation of man was brought low by its appetites: for knowledge, for power, for wealth. 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.

The Giver meets The City of Ember in this start to an epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Tommy Wallach.
  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 400 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481468381 | 
  • October 2017 | 
  • Grades 9 and up
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About the Author

Tommy Wallach
Photograph by Tallie Maughan

Tommy Wallach

Tommy Wallach is a Brooklyn-based musician and novelist. He is the author of Thanks for the Trouble and the New York Times bestselling We All Looked Up, which has been translated into more than a dozen languages. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in McSweeney’s, Tin House, Wired, Salon, and other magazines. As a musician, he has put out an EP with Decca Records, as well as two independent releases, including We All Looked Up: The Album, a companion record to his first novel. He is a 2015 MacDowell Fellow and a finalist for the Children’s Choice Book Award. Grok more at TommyWallach.com.

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