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The Map of Bones

(The Fire Sermon #2)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  1,377 Ratings  ·  251 Reviews
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,
Hardcover, 441 pages
Published April 7th 2016 by Harper Voyager (first published February 8th 2016)
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Sára Psala jsem ohledně toho samého nakladatelství, co vydalo první díl, a bohužel mi oznámili, že překlad druhého dílu Kázání ohně nebude. Prý první kniha…morePsala jsem ohledně toho samého nakladatelství, co vydalo první díl, a bohužel mi oznámili, že překlad druhého dílu Kázání ohně nebude. Prý první kniha čtenáře nezaujala. Sama jsem z toho nešťastná, Kázání ohně bylo fantastické. :-( (less)

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Feb 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

i liked this second book more than The Fire Sermon, but i’m not in love with the series yet.

i’m going to be as spoiler-free as i can, but any book review worth anyone’s time is going to include some discussion of the book’s contents, so if you’re a person inclined to recoil in horror from knowledge, you may not be safe with me.

i’m usually able to roll with a premise, even an oddball one, but there’s something about this situation that i can’t stop “but wait”-ing because it is bonkers.

in th
Una segunda parte ARROLLADORA.
¡Os hablaré de ella en el canal la semana que viene!
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a solid 4 for me, it's not a perfect book but the story is solid, the characters credible and the conflicts believable..... if you have read "the fire sermon" and liked it , then you need to read this sequel.... you won't be disappointed. A lot of answers to questions the first book left open are answered in this one .... can't wait for the end to this trilogy!!!
Patry Fernandez
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: año-2016
En realidad 4,5*
Me ha gustado incluso más que el primero, ahora a esperar que no tarde mucho en publicarse el desenlace.

Jan 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-read
Zach had been the steady point in my life. Not a force for good--I'd seen too much of what he'd done to believe that. But a force nonetheless. I knew there was no part of me that had not been shaped by him, or against him. And if I allowed myself to slip into madness, then I could neither stop him nor save him. It would all be over.

The Map of Bones picks up where The Fire Sermon left off. The Island has been destroyed by the Council and the resistance is being systematically dismantled. Piper,
Liz Barnsley

I do love a good post apocalyptic trilogy (or indeed standalone novel) and Francesca Haig’s “The Fire Sermon” was absolutely top notch, not only because of the beautiful writing but because of the wide imaginative scope, the endearing characters and perhaps most of all the ability the author has to dump unexpected trauma onto you. A writer that is fearless is one that I admire, The Fire Sermon often surprised, always delighted and the final pages had me reeling. So to say that I was excited to r
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
CONTENT WARNING: The world is very ableist: the whole concept of Alphas and Omegas, and how Omegas are treated. Also, if you're pregnant, you may want to skip Chapter 17.

The problem with reading a sequel more than a year after its predecessor is that my memory sucks. OK, my memory sucks anyway - a month after reading a book, I may have already forgotten character names. (And reviewing The Map of Bones a month after I read it, my recall is failing.) But I digress.

For the first 100 pages of The Ma
3.5 Sterne
Achtung! Diese Rezension enthält Spoiler zu Band 1!

Meine Meinung

Da der erste Band bei mir schon eine Weile her ist hatte ich Bedenken, wieder gut reinzukommen, aber die Autorin hat die früheren Ereignisse sehr geschickt in die Handlung eingefügt, so dass ich keine Schwierigkeiten hatte, der Geschichte zu folgen.

Der Schreibstil ist sehr ruhig und leider noch etwas gestreckter wie im Vorgänger. Da hatten ja schon einige bemängelt, dass es langatmig ist (obwohl mir das bei mir gar nicht
Rating 3.5/5 rounded up to 4/5
It is over a year since I read and reviewed the first novel in this dystopian trilogy, The Fire Sermon, and I still remember it well for the fantastic prose, well developed dystopian world and the characters. For this reason I was really looking forward to reading this second in series novel. The excellent descriptive and emotive prose continues in this novel but I found the characters less engaging. I think I was missing the interactions of Kip and Cass which added
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
I have to admit, sci-fi and fantasy books are so far out of my normal genre that I read, but I try and keep my mind open to all works and publications I am asked to review. Most authors I find are incredible and have amazing foresight. I am jealous of them! So when you run across an author that has the ability to keep my interest in a genre that I do not normally enjoy, they have a special gift in their craft. Francesca Haig is an author like that!

This book takes off immediately where the last b
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: The time to fight is now, or all will be lost.

Opening Sentence: Each time he came to me in dreams I saw him as I’d seen him the first time: floating.

The Review:

Cass is still reeling from the devastation on the island and Kip’s sacrifice at the silo. The island is lost and most of the resistance is dead or hiding. The only good news is thanks to Kip the Confessor’s dead as well. Zach’s power has been weakened but not enough. Cass stills sees
Dion Yulianto
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sekitar empat ribu tahun di masa depan, dunia porak-poranda akibat perang nuklir yang membakar habis peradaban. Seluruh kebudayaan musnah beserta sebagian manusia penghuninya. Sisanya, manusia-manusia yang selamat harus memulai semuanya dari nol sambil menghirup udara serta meminum air yang penuh radiasi nuklir. Sejarah bumi lenyap, orang-orang hanya tahu masa Sebelum Detonasi dan Sesudah Detonasi. Selain menghancurkan peradaban, perang nuklir juga menghasilkan efek samping yang sangat mengerika ...more
Sep 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Puntuación: 4.5

Me ha encantado. Se nota la evolución tan grande que ha tenido la autora, ya no me he encontrado descripciones pesadas ni extensas, ni escenas interminables en un mismo escenario. Ya conocemos la historia, eso hace que la lectura fluya, además de que los escenarios son más extensos y ricos en detalles. Los personajes esta vez han sido mucho mejor y trabajados sobre todo. Los gemelos Piper y Zoe increíbles, y Cass ha evolucionado a mejor. Sin duda vale la pena pasar un poco por alt
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome first book of the year. RTC
This review was done by KissinBlueKaren

I really enjoyed the first book in this series The Fire Sermon. Map of Bones is the second book in this series.

**This review contains major spoilers for book one.**

Map of Bones continues with it’s dark setting and bleak future for the survivors of nuclear fallout. This story follows Cass after the death of Kip. Cass is accompanied by siblings Piper (the former leader of the Omegas) and Zoe. Zoe is an alpha twin who chose to stay with her Omega brother
Michelle (Much Loved Books)
After finishing The Fire Sermon last year, I was desperate to get my hands on The Map of Bones, and I dove right in as soon as possible. We pick up this story after the events of the previous book, and I think this is where I had my first problem.

The Fire Sermon was amazing, and I raved about it, but going into The Map of Bones I did struggle to remember who some of the secondary characters were, and tried to recall some of the events that had happened. The world of The Map of Bones is just as d
Charly Flores
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Este libro marca definitivamente un "antes" y un "después" en los personajes, sobretodo en Cass.

¿Y si los recuerdos de la destrucción no son lo que parecen?

Regresamos al mundo después del fin, donde Alfas y Omegas han sido obligados a pertenecerse mutuamente, donde la muerte de uno conlleva la muerte del otro y donde las consecuencias de la destrucción son marcas permanentes.

Consiguió engancharme, aunque menos que el primero. Sentía que iba, sino lento, sí pausado. Sin embargo hacía el final se
Talia Colley
There are a lot more secrets and truths about history revealed in this sequel to The Fire Sermon. I usually love dystopia novels like this one, but there's something about this trilogy that is keeping me from totally loving it. Maybe it's because it feels like things are hopeless for the Omegas. i don't see how things could possibly end well for them, so it's a little depressing. Cass goes through all these hard times trying to find a way to make life better for the Omegas, but it just seems poi ...more
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Science Fiction
*Rating* 3.0

*MY Thoughts*

The Map of Bones, by author Francesca Haig, is the second installment in The Fire Sermon trilogy. The story picks up right where The Fire Sermon left off. Cass, Piper, and Zoe have survived the Island, while Cass managed to survive her encounter with her brother Zach, and The Confessor who tortured her for four long years while in captivity. Cass is distracted throughout the story with
visions of the Blast and what happened to Kip
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, netgalley
Future Earth is in ruin, devastated by a nuclear fire. The survivors have shunned attempting to re-introduce technology for fear that what is left of Earth will be destroyed. Single births are no more, twins are born to families. One is an Alpha defect free and will become part of the upper class of power. The other is born an Omega with “defects,” anything from a physical oddity to mental or psychic capabilities and their twin deaths are tied to each other, much as their births were.

The Omegas
Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight
This sequel picks up where The Fire Sermon ended, and while it took me a couple minutes to reacquaint myself with the characters, I remembered pretty much everything that went down in book one. (Which I won't tell you about, spoiler free here people.)

Anyway. The first half of the book, I won't lie, it was slow. Like, to the point that it seemed a bit repetitive and I was kind of bor
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
When I started reading Map of Bones, I wish I had read the first book in the series, because I was a little overwhelmed by the events Cass and her twin had encountered. It was like I missed a whole lot of issues and important battles. I was kind of lost in the situation that the characters were under.

But then, the author made sure to insert some important parts that had happened in Book 1, so in the next few chapters, I was able to follow through.

I learned about Cass who was with the twins Pip
May 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have never heard of the first book, The Fire Sermon. So I did not know that this book was the second one until I read the premise. Yet, I have read many books out of order and this is how I can judge how well the author writes if I can jump into the story without any issues and if I want to continue with the series or trilogy. Well I am happy to report that I was able to jump right into this book with no problems. Although at first I was growing weary of the repeated mentions of events in the ...more
Feb 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Continuing my theme I'm giving this a decimal star, 3.5, but rounding up.

I liked it and I liked the way that the plot you feel the book is about gets solved around halfway, like book one, revealing a further plot. I'm still annoyed with the disregard of twins from the previous book but in this one the evil twins are trying to deal with the problem in a more sensible (mighty evil) strategy.

There was a continuity error right near the end, hence my spoiler tag, that really annoyed me despite it be
Feb 10, 2016 rated it liked it
A solid follow up... The Map of Bones is definitely worth a read for fans of the genre.

3.5 stars.
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 stars

The Map of Bones was, by far, the most anticipated book of the year for me! I had fallen in love with The Fire Sermon, and was still reeling after that ending. So, when I ripped open the sequel, I have to admit that I was a little deflated at first. Part of me was hoping that the momentum from the first book would have carried over to the second, but instead, it seemed to be starting from scratch. It does make sense; there's the reintroduction of the characters, and some plot repetitio
Sissy Lu {Book Savvy Reviews}
The Map of Bones is the second book in the Fire Sermon trilogy. This takes place in a dystopian world after a nuclear war and since that nuclear war, it led to mutations. Every mother has twins, an Alpha, and Omega. The omegas are riddled with mutations, some have extra appendages while others are born with lesser mutations, such as visions. Alphas are obviously the stronger, normal twin that goes on to become important figures while Omegas are shunned from society and often kept hidden as they ...more
Oct 12, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
Deel 1 van deze serie: Vuurpreek vond ik fantastisch. Na het lezen van dat boek zocht ik gelijk op wanneer dit boek uit kwam en dat duurde lang! Bijna een jaar later was het dan zo ver en heb ik dit boek gelijk besteld. Vol hoge verwachtingen aan dit boek begonnen, maar helaas ook hier weer een second book syndrome.

Dit boek heeft niet de magie van deel 1:
1) In de eerste 100 bladzijdes zijn ze vrijwel alleen maar onderweg. Er gebeurt niks spectaculairs, waardoor je minder snel geneigd bent om ve
Lesincele Viaja gracias a los libros
Sigue manteniendo un ritmo pausado pero porque lo dedica mucho a la descripción, a la caracterización de los personajes y a lo que ocurre en la trama, lo que es un plus que hace que se disfrute muchísimo más.
Es una distopia adulta muy bien construída que te atrapa con las explicaciones del un mundo muy bien creado. El final ha quedado muy interesante. Con muchas ganas de conocer el desenlace.
Jun 12, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, signed
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Francesca Haig is an author and academic. Her poetry is widely published, and she is the author of the post-apocalyptic trilogy, The Fire Sermon series, which is translated in more than 20 languages. The Fire Sermon, her first novel, was published in 2015 by HarperVoyager (UK) and Simon & Schuster (US and Canada). The sequel, The Map of Bones came out in 2016. The concluding book will be publi ...more

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