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Eighty years in the future, America has devolved into a totalitarian theocracy. The ruling Josephites clone the only seeds that grow in the post-apocalyptic climate, allowing their Prophet to control who eats and who starves.


Subsisting on the fringes, Archer risks violation and death each day as she scours the forest for game to feed her people. When a Josephite refugee seeks sanctuary in her home, Archer is driven to chance a desperate gamble--a gamble that will bring down the Prophet and deliver seeds and freedom, or end in a fiery death for herself and for everyone she loves.


Seeds are life . . . Seeds are power . . . Seeds are the only hope of a despairing people. What will Archer do for the seeds of freedom, and what will she justify in their name?


"Thrilling, moving, and ultimately hopeful . . . A novel to be savored."    ~ James Rollins, NYT Bestselling Author of Crucible

Release dateOct 31, 2019

Piper Bayard

Piper Bayard is an author and a recovering attorney with a college degree or two. She's also a belly dancer and a former hospice volunteer. She is currently an instructor for WANA International and has been a featured contributor at the Social In network. In addition to Firelands, she pens spy thrillers and nonfiction espionage books with her writing partner, Jay Holmes. Jay Holmes is a veteran field intelligence operative with experience spanning from the Cold War fight against the Soviets, the East Germans, and the various terrorist organizations they sponsored to the present Global War on Terror. He is still a senior member of the Intelligence Community. Piper is the public face of their partnership. Together, Bayard & Holmes are the bestselling authors of The Spy Bride from the Risky Brides Bestsellers Collection. When they aren’t writing or, in Jay’s case, busy with “other work,” Piper and Jay are enjoying time with their families, hiking, exploring back roads of America, talking foreign affairs, laughing at their own rude jokes until the wee hours, and questing for the perfect chocolate cake recipe. If you think you have that recipe, please share it with them at To keep in touch with Piper Bayard and to receive notices of upcoming Bayard & Holmes releases, subscribe to the Bayard & Holmes Covert Briefing at their website, You can contact Piper Bayard at the Bayard & Holmes Contact page, on Twitter at @piperbayard, on Facebook at Piper Bayard or Bayard & Holmes, or at their email,

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