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Series: Fire-us Trilogy


THE KILN by Jennifer Armstrong
Released: April 1, 2003

"Suspense and resolution, but not much more. (Fiction. 11-13)"
An exciting if thin conclusion to the Fire-us trilogy. Read full book review >
THE KEEPERS OF THE FLAME by Jennifer Armstrong
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A mild excess of gratuitous violence, given the reading level, and too convoluted, but a page-turner nonetheless. (Science fiction. 10-13)"
In this post-apocalyptic sequel to The Kindling (p. 329), ten children—allegorically named, and allegorically flat—hit a roadblock in their search for President. Read full book review >
THE KINDLING by Jennifer Armstrong
Released: April 1, 2002

"Still, the story is going to have to speed up—and lighten up—to keep readers engaged through two more installments. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Offering a cheerless, if thought-provoking, vision of a post-apocalyptic near-future, Armstrong and Butcher open this projected trilogy by sending a large cast of disturbed or outright deranged young people on a quixotic quest. Read full book review >