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Firelands by Piper Bayard

Eighty years in the future, America has devolved into a totalitarian theocracy. The ruling Josephites clone the only seeds that grow in the post-apocalyptic climate, allowing their Prophet to control who eats and who starves.

Subsisting on the fringes, Archer risks violation and death each day as she scours the forest for game to feed her people. When a Josephite refugee seeks sanctuary in her home, Archer is driven to chance a desperate gamble. A gamble that will bring down the Prophet and deliver seeds and freedom, or end in a fiery death for herself and for everyone she loves.

Seeds are life. . . . Seeds are power. . . . Seeds are the only hope of a despairing people. What will Archer do for the seeds of freedom, and what will she justify in their name?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149217656
Publisher: Shoe Phone Press
Publication date: 02/26/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 967 KB

About the Author

Piper Bayard is an author and a recovering attorney with a college degree or two. She’s also a belly dancer and a former hospice volunteer. She is currently an instructor for WANA International and a featured contributor at the Social In network. In addition to Firelands, she pens spy thrillers, and narrative non-fiction with her writing partner, Jay Holmes, who is an anonymous senior member of the intelligence community and unwilling to admit to much more than that. Piper is the public face of their partnership.

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Firelands 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She nodded. "And my sister is coming soon. Can she also join?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beautiful raven black she-cat with one bright blue eye and one bright green eye padded in. "Hello," she meowed, her voice soft but strong. "My name is Pineshade. May I join?" Her eyes seemed to flash gold for a moment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Of course Shade heart, she will be welcome." She turned to Oceanfeather. "I will be gone for a few days and need you to take charge until then. You wull not recieve nine lives hut wwhatever you say the other cats must listen. Good luck and goodbye."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A thrilling read from the first page. I could not put it down. A fast paced and thought- provoking plot. Fully drawn characters and excellent dialogue. I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Move the camp to fire result 1 i made a new acount.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you need to get completely lost in a wonderful, gripping story with a complex protagonist that leaves you asking yourself questions about who you are, well then hop on board Firelands. Its a fantastic ride.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ah...To Nightstar. I have returned. May i take the leader spot again?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wildheart nodded. "Please do!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bye thornkit/Thornstar! Well all miss you!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waked around.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ryne More than 1 year ago
With echoes of Under the Banner of Heaven and The Hunger Games, FIRELANDS is a sprawling adventure ranging across a world  racked by post-apocalyptic want, denial, and prophetic dictum. Equal parts heroic quest and morality play, it races forward on a current  of deftly woven characters and breakneck action, never failing to deliver what every reader wants—a helluva good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The heroine, Archer, is strong and multi-dimensional. She has the chip on her shoulder one expects in post-apocalyptic protagonists, but she also has the ability (when forced by circumstances) to examine and overcome her personal prejudices. Archer’s personal journey isn’t easy on any level, and like most real people she drags her feet against the change from independent loner to (mostly) selfless hero. She is a complex character I could identify with and root for. I found her story–and FIRELANDS as a whole–believable and compelling from start to finish. Bayard gets special props for the ending, which managed to simultaneously satisfy and surprise – a rare thing, indeed, especially in this genre. Some readers may draw comparisons between FIRELANDS and THE HUNGER GAMES, and Katniss’s fans will surely like Archer too. But Archer isn’t a Katniss-clone, and though I’m a fan of both novels I found FIRELANDS a more rewarding read than THE HUNGER GAMES, primarily because I found Archer a more mature and layered heroine. In addition, I think FIRELANDS is a more approachable book for male readers because the romantic elements, though present, are handled maturely and don’t overwhelm the action-driven plot. FIRELANDS is a fast-paced, highly visual read. I enjoyed it thoroughly, and if you’re a reader of thrillers, action, or dystopian reads, I think you’ll enjoy it too.