In this sequel to the dystopian fantasy-adventure ELEMENTAL, which James Dashner called "fantastic," the stakes are life-or-death and nothing is as it appears to be.
Thomas and his friends have rescued the Guardians and commandeered the pirates' ship, but the pirates still hold fast to Roanoke Island. Using his newly discovered element, Thomas hears a radio message calling for refugees to head to Fort Sumter. They sail south, but quickly discover that their elements wane as they leave Roanoke behind. There is something sinister going on in the refugee colony too. From the perilous food-gathering squads, to the constant threat of rat infestation, to dangerous secrets, Thomas and his colonists begin to realize that this promising new world may be even more terrifying than the one they left behind.
Fans of The Maze Runner and Ship Breaker will love the fast pace, high stakes, and touches of romance in this thrilling novel by an award-winning author.
About the Author
Antony John is the Schneider Award-winning author of Five Flavors of Dumb, Thou Shalt Not Road Trip, and Elemental. For many years he was a regular visitor to the Outer Banks. He was bewitched by the beauty of the landscape and fascinated by the legends that surrounded them. Although Elemental and Firebrand are set in the future, they have their origins in the islands' remote past—an era of sailing ships, small, independent colonies, and still-unsolved mysteries. Antony now lives with his family in St. Louis, Missouri.
"The eerie setting, with its skeletal buildings and mysterious past, is practically a character in itself." — School Library Journal review of Elemental
"Engaging characters and plenty of mystery, adventure, and action." — Publishers Weekly review of Elemental
Five Flavors of Dumb was the winner of the Schneider Family Book Award
Praise for Firebrand: “A page-turner with a dose of mystery and adventure, this series will interest fans of fantasy, history, and romance.” –VOYA reviews