Walking Through Fire
A Misbegotten Novel
Sherri Cook Woosley
- 400 Pages
- September 4, 2018
- ISBN: 9781945863332
- Trim Size: 6.000in x 9.000in
For fans of American Gods, a dark, humorous, and richly written, dystopian fantasy about the unbreakable bonds of family and the undying strength of a mother's love.
The end of the world begins as literal fire rains down from the heavens. Ancient gods are released from their prison, eager to reestablish their long-lost power. But Rachel Deneuve has bigger, more contemporary concerns than a divine war.
Her son Adam is in the middle of a fight against leukemia, and Rachel is determined to keep focused on that battle. But when humans begin picking sides and the fighting escalates, their home in Baltimore becomes a war zone, one she can’t ignore.
Desperate to stay away from the carnageas well as the germ-ridden refugee centerRachel and Adam flee to their remote mountain cottage, only to find their refuge marred by mutated, grotesque plants and animals. Eventually, the cancerous cells in Adam's body begin evolving as well, threatening his life and forcing Rachel to venture back into the eye of the storm. Left with no other choice but to sacrifice her own freedom for her son's safety, she must become an unwilling warrior in a battle unlike anything seen in millennia, or lose everything she holds dear.
"As a fan of apocalypses and Sumerian gods, and as a cancer survivor, I have a particular appreciation for Walking Through Firebut I don't think you have to be any of these things to thoroughly enjoy Woosley's story."Tom Doyle, award-winning author of the American Craftsman series
"A perfect blend of post-apocalyptic and mythical fantasy, Woosley weaves a beautifully crafted tale of peril and strength, proving that even at the end of the world, the most powerful force on Earth and in the heavens above is a mother's love."Anne Tibbets, Author of Carrier and Walled
"Any parent . . . will identify readily with Rachel's dilemmas, weaknesses, and strengths. [Woosley] draws us into the world of a parent of a gravely ill child as seamlessly as she draws us into a world of manipulative, powerful jealous gods—and magic."Abyss & Apex magazine