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Francesca Haig - Author

About the Author

Francesca Haig grew up in Tasmania, gained her PhD from the University of Melbourne, and was a senior lecturer at the University of Chester. Her poetry has been published in literary journals and anthologies in both Australia and England, and her first collection of poetry, BODIES OF WATER, was published in 2006. In 2010 she was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship. She lives in London with her husband and son.

Featured books by Francesca Haig

The Fire Sermon

The Fire Sermon

Author: Francesca Haig Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/07/2015

When Zach and I were born our parents must have counted and recounted: limbs, fingers, toes. The complete set. They would have been disbelieving - nobody dodged the split between Alpha and Omega. Nobody. Born as twins. Raised as enemies. One strong Alpha twin and one mutated Omega; the only thing they share is the moment of their death. 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 Alphas are the elite. Once their weaker twin has been cast aside, they're free to live in privilege and safety, their Omega twin far from their thoughts. Cass and Zach are both perfect on the outside: no missing limbs, no visible Omega mutation. But Cass has a secret: one that Zach will stop at nothing to expose. The potential to change the world lies in both their hands. One will have to defeat the other to see their vision of the future come to pass, but if they're not careful both will die in the struggle for power.

The Fire Sermon

The Fire Sermon

Author: Francesca Haig Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/02/2015

When Zach and I were born our parents must have counted and recounted: limbs, fingers, toes. We were perfect. They would have been disbelieving - nobody dodged the split between Alpha and Omega. Nobody. They were born together and they will die together. One strong Alpha twin and one mutated Omega; the only thing they share is the moment of their death. 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 Alphas are the elite. Once their weaker twin has been cast aside, they're free to live in privilege and safety, their Omega twin far from their thoughts. Cass and Zach are both perfect on the outside: no missing limbs, no visible Omega mutation. But Cass has a secret: one that Zach will stop at nothing to expose. The potential to change the world lies in both their hands. One will have to defeat the other to see their vision of the future come to pass, but if they're not careful both will die in the struggle for power.

Other books by Francesca Haig

The Forever Ship

The Forever Ship

Author: Francesca Haig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2018

`Set in a vividly realised world of elite Alphas and their `weaker' Omega twins, it holds a mirror up to our obsession with perfection' Guardian Paloma's arrival, with news of Elsewhere and the possibility of a world free of the fatal bond between twins, has given Cass and the resistance a hope worth fighting for. But they are facing a Council more powerful and ruthless than Cass could ever have imagined, willing to unleash weapons from the long-buried past to maintain their power over Alphas and Omegas alike. As the stunning Fire Sermon trilogy comes to a close, a struggle has begun not only for the future of Elsewhere but for the future of the whole world. And what started with fire may end with fire.

The Forever Ship

The Forever Ship

Author: Francesca Haig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/2017

`Set in a vividly realised world of elite Alphas and their `weaker' Omega twins, it holds a mirror up to our obsession with perfection' Guardian Paloma's arrival, with news of Elsewhere and the possibility of a world free of the fatal bond between twins, has given Cass and the resistance a hope worth fighting for. But they are facing a Council more powerful and ruthless than Cass could ever have imagined, willing to unleash weapons from the long-buried past to maintain their power over Alphas and Omegas alike. As the stunning Fire Sermon trilogy comes to a close, the final struggle between Zach and Cass has begun - a struggle that will jeopardize not only the future of Elsewhere but the future of the world. What started with fire may end with fire.

Forever Ship

Forever Ship

Author: Francesca Haig Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2017

`Set in a vividly realised world of elite Alphas and their `weaker' Omega twins, it holds a mirror up to our obsession with perfection' Guardian Paloma's arrival, with news of Elsewhere and the possibility of a world free of the fatal bond between twins, has given Cass and the resistance a hope worth fighting for. But they are facing a Council more powerful and ruthless than Cass could ever have imagined, willing to unleash weapons from the long-buried past to maintain their power over Alphas and Omegas alike. As the stunning Fire Sermon trilogy comes to a close, a struggle has begun not only for the future of Elsewhere but for the future of the whole world. And what started with fire may end with fire.

The Map of Bones

The Map of Bones

Author: Francesca Haig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2017

`Set in a vividly realised world of elite Alphas and their `weaker' Omega twins, it holds a mirror up to our obsession with perfection' Guardian The second book in Francesca Haig's incredible Fire Sermon series. The Omega resistance has been brutally attacked, its members dead or in hiding. The Alpha Council's plan for permanently containing the Omegas has begun. But all is not entirely lost: the Council's seer, The Confessor, is dead, killed by her twin's sacrifice. Cass is left haunted by visions of the past, while her brother Zach's cruelty and obsession pushes her to the edge, and threatens to destroy everything she hopes for. As the country moves closer to all-out civil war, Cass will learn that to change the future she will need to uncover the past. But nothing can prepare her for what she discovers: a deeply buried secret that raises the stakes higher than ever before.

Map of Bones

Map of Bones

Author: Francesca Haig Format: eBook Release Date: 07/04/2016

The second book in Francesca Haig's incredible Fire Sermon series. The Omega resistance has been brutally attacked, its members dead or in hiding. The Alpha Council's plan for permanently containing the Omegas has begun. But all is not entirely lost: the Council's seer, The Confessor, is dead, killed by her twin's sacrifice. Cass is left haunted by visions of the past, while her brother Zach's cruelty and obsession pushes her to the edge, and threatens to destroy everything she hopes for. As the country moves closer to all-out civil war, Cass will learn that to change the future she will need to uncover the past. But nothing can prepare her for what she discovers: a deeply buried secret that raises the stakes higher than ever before.

The Map of Bones

The Map of Bones

Author: Francesca Haig Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/03/2016

The second book in Francesca Haig's critically acclaimed debut fantasy series. The ashes of the past cannot hide the truth forever. The Omega resistance has been brutally attacked, its members dead or in hiding. The Alpha Council's plan for permanently containing the Omegas has begun. But all is not entirely lost: the Council's seer, The Confessor, is dead, killed by her twin's sacrifice. Cass is left haunted by visions of the past, while her brother Zach's cruelty and obsession pushes her to the edge, and threatens to destroy everything she hopes for. As the country moves closer to all-out civil war, Cass will learn that to change the future she will need to uncover the past. But nothing can prepare her for what she discovers: a deeply buried secret that raises the stakes higher than ever before.

The Fire Sermon

The Fire Sermon

Author: Francesca Haig Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/07/2015

When Zach and I were born our parents must have counted and recounted: limbs, fingers, toes. The complete set. They would have been disbelieving - nobody dodged the split between Alpha and Omega. Nobody. Born as twins. Raised as enemies. One strong Alpha twin and one mutated Omega; the only thing they share is the moment of their death. 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 Alphas are the elite. Once their weaker twin has been cast aside, they're free to live in privilege and safety, their Omega twin far from their thoughts. Cass and Zach are both perfect on the outside: no missing limbs, no visible Omega mutation. But Cass has a secret: one that Zach will stop at nothing to expose. The potential to change the world lies in both their hands. One will have to defeat the other to see their vision of the future come to pass, but if they're not careful both will die in the struggle for power.

Fire Sermon (Fire Sermon, Book 1)

Fire Sermon (Fire Sermon, Book 1)

Author: Francesca Haig Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2015

When Zach and I were born our parents must have counted and recounted: limbs, fingers, toes. The complete set. They would have been disbelieving - nobody dodged the split between Alpha and Omega.Nobody.Cass is born a few minutes after her brother, Zach. Both infants are perfect, but only one is a blessing; only one is an Alpha.The other child must be cast out. But with no discernible difference, other than their genders, their parents cannot tell which baby is tainted.Perfect twins. So rare, they are almost a myth. But sooner or later the Omega will slip up. It will eventually show its true self. The polluted cannot help themselves.Then its face can be branded. Then it can be sent away.

Fire Sermon (free sampler)

Fire Sermon (free sampler)

Author: Francesca Haig Format: eBook Release Date: 14/08/2014

What would you do if you had to leave everything you knew behind?If what made you perfect also made you an outcast?If your twin, once your only friend, was now your worst enemy?Cass is born a few minutes after her brother, Zach. Both infants are perfect, but only one is a blessing; only one is an Alpha.The other child must be cast out. But with no discernible difference, other than their genders, their parents cannot tell which baby is tainted.Perfect twins. So rare, they are almost a myth. But sooner or later the Omega will slip up. It will eventually show its true self. The polluted cannot help themselves.Then its face can be branded. Then it can be sent away.

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