Freed by Flame and Storm | Penguin Random House Canada

Freed by Flame and Storm

Publisher: Delacorte Press
For fans of Tamora Pierce and Kristin Cashore comes the exciting and thoughtful social-justice fantasy sequel to Bound by Blood and Sand.
 
Revolution is nigh, and one seventeen-year-old girl stands at the head of it all.

Jae used to be a slave, laboring with the rest of her people under a curse that forced her to obey any order she was given. At seventeen, she found the source of her people's lost magic and became the only person to break free--ever. Now she wants to use her power to free the rest of her people, but the ruling class will do anything to stop her.
 
Jae knows that breaking the curse on her people would cause widespread chaos, even unimaginable violence between the castes, and her caste would likely see the worst of it. Many would die. But to let them remain shackled is to doom them to continue living without free will.
 
How is one girl, raised a slave and never taught to wield power, supposed to decide the fate of a nation? 

"Much food for thought and discussion; but above all, a gripping read." —Kirkus Reviews

"Unflinchingly honest...A satisfying sequel." —SLJ

"The action of this memorable story is fast and furious, its challenges many, and the fight for right ever-present." —Booklist

“Allen does a great job of interweaving elements of the backstory throughout...will appeal to readers looking for stories about social justice.” —VOYA 

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Chapter 1



Erra stepped into the small meeting chamber with her mind already racing. The room was lantern-­lit, with latticework over the flames casting strange shadows and making the faces of the four Highest look even more serious. She took a breath and tried to match them, grim for grim, and waited to...
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"Much food for thought and discussion; but above all, a gripping read." —Kirkus Reviews

"Unflinchingly honest...A satisfying sequel." —SLJ

"The action of this memorable story is fast and furious, its challenges many, and the fight for right ever-present." —Booklist


Praise for Bound by Blood and Sand, book one in the duology

“Allen’s lush debut mixes current, pressing questions with fantasy while exploring systematic injustice and historical oppression. . . . Readers will clamor for the sequel.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“[Jae] is a particularly courageous choice for a heroine. While this volume comes to a satisfying (if bittersweet) conclusion, there is clearly—thankfully!—more to come. Ferocious and intelligent.” —Kirkus Reviews