Francesca’s next novel, The Cookbook of Common Prayer, will be published in June 2021 by Allen & Unwin, in the UK and Commonwealth (excluding Canada).
You can read the news of the acquisition in The Bookseller here (paywalled, but non-subscribers can view a few articles per month), and a blog post here, where Francesca gives some more details about the novel.
Book 3 of the Fire Sermon trilogy
She can see the future
but can she change it?
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 jeopardise not only the future of Elsewhere but the future of the world.
What started wth fire may very well end with fire…
Book 2 in the Fire Sermon trilogy
Even 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.
BORN AS TWINS
RAISED AS ENEMIES
BOUND BY DEATH
Since the blast that reshaped the earth, only twins are born. The one deemed imperfect is branded at birth and sent away. Twins share nothing but the moment of their death: when one dies, so does the other.
But Cass and her twin, Zach, cannot be separated.
In this scorched and broken world, Cass’s bond with her brother may be the most dangerous thing of all.
Shortlisted for The Morningstar Award (best debut novel) in the 2016 David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy; the 2015 R.T. Book Reviews award (best science fiction novel); the 2016 Norma K Hemming Award; and the 2016 Aurealis Award (best young adult novel)