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Fire Country

(Country Saga #1)

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4.06  ·  Rating details ·  1,959 ratings  ·  387 reviews
In a changed world where the sky bleeds red, winter is hotter than hell and full of sandstorms, and summer's even hotter with raging fires that roam the desert-like country, the Heaters manage to survive, barely.

Due to toxic air, life expectancies are so low the only way the tribe can survive is by forcing women to procreate when they turn sixteen and every three years th
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ebook, 398 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by Smashwords Edition (first published January 23rd 2013)
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Bridgett Brown i would say 14/15 year olds would get this book. because of the having to have kids every 3 years, and being given to a man for that reason.

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David Estes
Nov 19, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: 2013-dystopian
My new YA dystopian novel (a Dwellers sister novel), is now available in ebook and print! Personally, it was my favorite book to write of all 11 novels I've written. The main character, Siena, has a very strong voice and is about as normal as anyone I've ever written. She basically wrote herself, and spoke to me night and day for the 4 weeks I was writing the book (and still speaks to me now!). Anyway, I hope you all enjoy Fire Country and I can't wait to see your reviews :)

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Karen’s Library
After finishing David Estes' Dweller trilogy, I found out he was working on a sister series called Country Saga. I was extremely excited to hear this as I really loved his world building in The Dwellers and knew that I must have more! Well my friends, Estes did not disappoint! Although set in the same world, now we are on top and not deep below!

The Heaters tribe live in a hard cruel world full of toxic air that gives them each a life expectancy of about 32 years. Siena is a 15 year old girl who
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Pretty
Rating: R
Thumbs Up: 5
Overall: David is fast becoming one of my fav authors.
Characters: Well Done
Plot: Don’t conform, and at the very least save yourself.
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Absolutely
Recommend: Absolutely
Book Boyfriend: Circ

SUMMARY (50 words or less)

By the time I was finished with this book, I wasn’t sure which series the Dwellers or this one I liked best. This dystopian series is going to be awesome because this book just rocked. I was engaged from beg
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Natalia
I discovered this book accidentally: one of my groups was voting for a BOTM, and Fire Country was among others on the list. I checked it out, and the blurb made this story seem both horrendous and morbidly fascinating. And just look at the very first paragraph of the book:

THE LAW
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In its original form, as approved by the Greynote Council

Article 56

A Bearer shall, upon reaching the appropriate age of sixteen years old, be Called to a man, no younger than eighteen years old, to Bear children, i
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Cheer Papworth
FIVE STARS!!! The best moment in reading is when you find that one special, unforgettable story you've been madly searching for...thank you David Estes for delivering it in Fire Country!

Although I really enjoyed The Dweller Series, Fire Country stands in a league of its own and here is the reason...the brilliantly flawed heroine Siena. For me Siena is to Fire Country what Saba is to Blood Red Road and what Alex is to Ashes, or dare I say what Katniss is to The Hunger Games. Siena is the kind of
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Dana
Aug 17, 2014 rated it really liked it

I'm so relieved that I liked this book, the only other book that I have read from this author was The Moon Dwellers, which is a good book don't get me wrong but I'm not sure that it was for me. When I found out about the country series I was drawn in, although hesitant as it was a sister series to the Dwellers. But the good news is I liked this book!

It took me quite a while to get into however, the first 50% of the book felt pretty slow and the dialect writing took a bit of getting used to, I al
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Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
Dec 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dystopian
That was tremendous! David's best book yet! You bet your tug blaze it was! SHUT UP PERRY!
I received an eARC copy of this book from the author to read and give an honest review. This in no way has influenced my review or opinion of the book.

Blurb from Goodreads:
In a changed world where the sky bleeds red, winter is hotter than hell and full of sandstorms, and summer's even hotter with raging fires that roam the desert-like country, the Heaters manage to survive, barely.
Due to toxic air, life exp
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Lola
I got a copy for review in exchange for an honest review.

I had high expectations for this book, but the book was even better than I expected. It has that dystopia feel to it, even more than the dwellers series did. The story is awesome, original, fast paced and I just couldn’t stop reading it!

The story is great, it start off as a great dystopia book already, but it so much more. I love reading Siena’s story, she is an awesome main character and even though she isn’t perfect she is strong inside.
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Kelly Hull
Jun 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: great-indie
Wow. Was that good! Why is this guy an Indie author? I'll try to be cohesive about this, but I'm still just sitting here absorbing it all. I'll just go over a few bullet points, since there are a lot of reviews for this one already.

* World building - holy smokes. This must have been hard because it is EXTENSIVE. From the setting to the dialect, language, terminology, different groups, etc., I can't even imagine how much work went into this. The only thing that confused me about the dialect was
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David Estes
Sep 27, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Thank you all for your patience as my publisher worked to produce this audiobook! The award-winning Dwellers/Country Saga continues with Fire Country, narrated by Khristine Hvam! Hope you all enjoy the listen :)

Here is the rest of the planned release schedule for The Country Saga audio series:

Ice Country- end October 2016
Water & Storm Country- mid November 2016
The Earth Dwellers- TBD
Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
This review has been posted on my Happy Indulgence Blog. Check it out for more reviews, and a free copy of Fire Country until 15 September 2013!

Fire Country swept me away with the strength of the main character, Siena, the imaginative dystopian setting based on different tribes, and the language and slang used within the book to demonstrate the cult-like, tribal setting of the Heaters of Fire Country.

Siena is a 15 year old girl who has been brought up within the strict laws of Fire Country by he
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Reymart Dinglasa
Spoiler Free
I rarely give five stars in a book. Divergent and Hunger Games (Yes, they got the same, I mean.) yes.

"Aaaahhh. Fire Country is goooooood."

Mr. David Estes, your narrative is stunning and very effective. Define effective - the fact that you write it clearly and the pace is good enough to make the readers, no doubt, turn the pages without thinking twice. This kind of dystopia actually burns deep inside me,like "burn, baby, burn baby. This girl is on fire..." type of feeling and I rare
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Kandice
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, so here it is! (keep in mind - I'm a reader, not a writer)

I absolutely loved this book. David Estes creates a wonderful story in a dystopian world in which the characters are extremely relatable, and have you turning the page until the very end.

I went woo-loo over this book, I stayed up all night to finish it, talking to Perry the Prickler the entire time. Yes Perry, I wrote the review

I recommend this book to anyone who is a fan
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Karen’s Library
Having read Fire Country twice before in print, I still wasn't prepared for the breathtaking performance of Khristine Vham as Siena. This is without a doubt my favorite audiobook EVER!

I was driving home from a late night work meeting when I got to those final chapters. The emotional depth of Khristine's performance was so brilliant and I was so immersed in this world and her voice that I almost missed my turnoff. Plus to make it worse, my eyes were leaking and full of water. I'm surprised I mad
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Liz* Fashionably Late
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Actual rating: 3.75

I read The Moon Dwellers just a few days ago and I can see improvement in the author's writing and character development. One of the high points of this book is how Siena evolved from a little scrawny girl whose only purpose was to carry children to a strong, decided girl brave enough to confront her own father and overcome the lost of the ones she loved.

The writing style
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Daniel
Apr 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Plot- 7.5/10
Characters- 9/10
Writing- 8.5/10
World Building- 9/10

Total- 8.2/10 *This review is not entirely spoiler free, though I don't give anything away directly.

Quickie Review- Fire Country is one of the most emotionally compelling reads I have experienced this year. David Estes ripped my heart out many times and shoved it back in again throughout the course of the novel. I found that Estes was realy working the world building and the unique language style at the beginning of the book, which,
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Jenny
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This seriously is one of the best YA dystopians I have ever read. No lie. I will try to hold myself back from gushing out too much praise, but no promises. I'm afraid this will be a pretty raving review!

First of all, let's talk a little about Fire Country. Fire Country is a very harsh environment to live in. Life expectancy is somewhere in the 30s, and the heat is unforgiving. Daily life is a struggle. Added to this is the cruel laws of the land. The world building was great in this, I could al
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kynndra-jo
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was such a heart drowning, heart shattering and heart warming adventure that I could not put it down. I have to say that David Estes works will never cease to amaze me. Fire Country was a novel built upon treachery and tears - it digs deep into your soul. That's the best way that I can word it. I swear, the author has this magical ability to make you feel everything that Siena does. She was the absolute optimal MC a reader could ask for - I was so attached to her (more so than any of t ...more
Think
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted at Thinks Books http://thinksbooks.blogspot.com/2013/...


David Estes has done it again! Fire Country is a blazin’ success!

Fire Country is a story of love, pain, loss, and hope. As usual, the writing of David Estes brought Fire Country to life. I could almost feel the heat coming off of my Kindle. LoL It is highly interesting to me that Estes’ seems to do so well with Dystopian themed novels. I mean, he looks like such a happy guy!

The story of Siena is a heartbreaker. Siena was
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Tori (InToriLex)
Actual Rating 4.5

I changed my review up to 4.5 from a 4 considering the great thoughts I have about it. The only thing keeping it from a 5 is a more of a emotional impact.

Disclosure I received this book as a Beta Reader in Exchange for an honest review.

The story of a tribe stuck in its own ways, that punishes others out of greed, fear and ignorance, was absolutely engaging. But this was also a story about a family,about sisters. About the oh so mysterious others and how we react and learn to de
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Heidi (Yup. Still here.)
Re-read on audio Oct. 2016 - while I thought this was a solid read when I read in on my Kindle I will say that the audiobook narration really adds to the enjoyment of the book. The narrator did a great job becoming Siena and I think her accent and portrayal were spot on. Great pick!

Original review - 3.5 stars. Solid start to a new series. I am a huge fan of strong female leads so of course I just loved Siena. Having read the Chaos Walking series it was very easy for me to jump into the strange d
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Olivia (Bookcomet)
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: r2r, dys, sister-series
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I LOVE books with s dystopian feel to them so before reading I knew this was one of those books meant to be read.

I will admit it. I have not yet read The Moon Dwellers. I have been wanting to read something by David Estes for a long time and when I saw this one I immediately went for it. Especially after witnessing how amazing this book was, I will have to get to the Moon Dwellers. I was saving it but now I am afraid I can't.

I loved the characters. It w
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Amanda (mandy)
Jan 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Holy freaking wringer. Excuse me, David? I would like my heart back. This first book in the sister series to the Moon Dwellers was spot on. I fell in love with all the characters, even the crazy ones and odd ones (read Perry)

Sienna is the reason for the saying it's not the size of the dog in a fight but the size of the fight in the dog. Sienna is small. She is teased by everyone, well everyone but Circ. When she reaches 16 she is to become a bearer to whomever is chosen for her. And our poor gir
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Dre
Nov 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I've always loved books with a strong female character. This time, David packed it in with a whole lotta female power. Go Wilde Ones!

This book got me emotionally invested on some characters that I actually felt so sad when they died, (or not actually die). This book introduced me to another world, and as usual, David was able to take my imagination to another level. I even had to create my own wiki notes about who's who and what's what. Killers, Cotees, Tugs. Icers, Glassies, Heaters, Wild Ones
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Dvora
Jan 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!!!
Why can I only give a book 5 stars????? I need way more for this one!!!! This had every single thing I love in a book!!!!!! Too tired to do a full review now. Must. Get. Some. Sleep.
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I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Fire Country is Book 1 in the Country Saga and written by the talent David Estes. Fire Country is a book based around a girl named Siena who lives in Fire Country, which is essentially a desert type terrain that stays hot for the majority of the year.

This book was truly phenomenal. David has created a unique world, realistic characters, a
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Sigourney
Aug 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review, kindle
A copy of Fire Country was kindly sent to me by David Estes in exchange for an honest review.

(This review’s going to be pretty vague as I don’t want to spoil anything).

David Estes has done it again. Fire Country is, quite simply, brilliant. Once again I was reduced to sending fangirling messages over Goodreads telling him how brilliant he is and how much I love his characters. I really enjoyed reading his take on a dystopian world and seeing how the vastly different communities of Heaters, Gl
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Jeanette
Dec 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
My first ARC!! Hurray! I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

In a few words: I loved it! This book reminded me of an awesome combination of Matched and The Maze Runner. The characters were strong, the worldbuilding was intriguing (great slang!), and you just can't put it down. This is clearly a winning combination.

Before I go any further, I will say that halfway through the book I was like "NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" When you get to that point of the book, you wi
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Marni
Jan 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It's been a few hours since I finished reading Fire Country and let me tell you, I've read several of David Estes books and his writing just keeps getting better and better. I was originally given this book by the author for an honest review, but half way through it was released to the public and I than outright bought it.

The authors imagination, it makes me think that he'd be fun as all get out at a party, brought me right into the land of Fire Country. I laughed a few times, just from the shee
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Patricia Hamill
Fire Country is an outstanding, memorable story. I couldn't put it down.


Set 500 years into a post-meteor apocalyptic future, Fire Country follows Siena, the 15 year old daughter of one of the oldest and most powerful men in her small tribe.

Age is important in her society due to the incredibly short lifespan of its inhabitants. Due to a fatal illness called the Fire, men usually only live to be 30, while women usually succomb by the age of 32. To keep from rapidly dying out, the tribe mandates th
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Other books in the series

Country Saga (4 books)
  • Ice Country (The Country Saga, #2)
  • Water & Storm Country (The Country Saga, #3)
  • The Earth Dwellers (The Dwellers #4; Country Saga #4 )
“When I’m sixteen and reach the midpoint of my life, I’ll have my first child. Not ’cause I want to, or ’cause I made a silly decision with a strapping young boy after sneaking a few sips of my father’s fire juice, but ’cause I must. It’s the Law of my people, the Heaters; a Law that’s kept us alive and thriving for many years. A Law I fear.” 1 likes
“When I’m sixteen and reach the midpoint of my life, I’ll have my first child. Not ’cause I want to, or ’cause I made a silly decision with a strapping young boy after sneaking a few sips of my father’s fire juice, but ’cause I must. It’s the Law of my people, the Heaters; a Law that’s kept us alive and thriving for many years. A Law I fear. I learned all about” 1 likes
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