Mestre das chamas

Editora Arqueiro
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Ninguém sabe exatamente como nem onde começou. Uma pandemia global de combustão espontânea está se espalhando como rastilho de pólvora, e nenhuma pessoa está a salvo. Todos os infectados apresentam marcas pretas e douradas na pele e a qualquer momento podem irromper em chamas.Nos Estados Unidos, uma cidade após outra cai em desgraça. O país está praticamente em ruínas, as autoridades parecem tão atônitas e confusas quanto a população e nada é capaz de controlar o surto.O caos leva ao surgimento dos impiedosos esquadrões de cremação, patrulhas autodesignadas que saem às ruas e florestas para exterminar qualquer um que acreditem ser portador do vírus.Em meio a esse filme de terror, a enfermeira Harper Grayson é abandonada pelo marido quando começa a apresentar os sintomas da doença e precisa fazer de tudo para proteger a si mesma e ao filho que espera.Agora, a única pessoa que poderá salvá-la é o Bombeiro – um misterioso estranho capaz de controlar as chamas e que caminha pelas ruas de New Hampshire como um anjo da vingança.Do aclamado autor de A estrada da noite, este livro é um retrato indelével de um mundo em colapso, uma análise sobre o efeito imprevisível do medo e as escolhas desesperadas que somos capazes de fazer para sobreviver.VENCEDOR DO GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS 2016 NA CATEGORIA TERROR"Um thriller magnífico. Um romance épico maravilhoso e de partir o coração sobre coragem e amor, ambientado em um aterrorizante mundo apocalíptico onde a esperança reside nos gestos mais simples e nos corações mais fortes." – Publishers Weekly
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About the author

Joe Hill já ganhou diversos prêmios por seus contos, incluindo dois Bram Stoker, o mais importante da literatura de horror, e sua história em quadrinhos Locke & Key obteve o prestigioso Eisner Awards. É autor de cinco títulos publicados pela Editora Arqueiro: Mestre das chamas, A estrada da noite, Amaldiçoado, A Tribo (e-book escrito com Stephen King) e Nosferatu, que foi indicado ao Bram Stoker 2013 e é considerado um dos 10 melhores livros de 2013 pela Time.Amaldiçoado ganhou adaptação cinematográfica com Daniel Radcliffe no papel do protagonista.Joe Hill mantém um blog (joehillfiction.com), além de escrever de forma muito ativa e inspirada no Twitter (@joe_hill).
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Publisher
Editora Arqueiro
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Published on
Jun 1, 2017
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Pages
592
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ISBN
9788580417142
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Language
Portuguese
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Genres
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Thrillers / Supernatural
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From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman.

The fireman is coming. Stay cool.

No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it’s Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies—before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.

Harper Grayson, a compassionate, dedicated nurse as pragmatic as Mary Poppins, treated hundreds of infected patients before her hospital burned to the ground. Now she’s discovered the telltale gold-flecked marks on her skin. When the outbreak first began, she and her husband, Jakob, had made a pact: they would take matters into their own hands if they became infected. To Jakob’s dismay, Harper wants to live—at least until the fetus she is carrying comes to term. At the hospital, she witnessed infected mothers give birth to healthy babies and believes hers will be fine too. . . if she can live long enough to deliver the child.

Convinced that his do-gooding wife has made him sick, Jakob becomes unhinged, and eventually abandons her as their placid New England community collapses in terror. The chaos gives rise to ruthless Cremation Squads—armed, self-appointed posses roaming the streets and woods to exterminate those who they believe carry the spore. But Harper isn’t as alone as she fears: a mysterious and compelling stranger she briefly met at the hospital, a man in a dirty yellow fire fighter’s jacket, carrying a hooked iron bar, straddles the abyss between insanity and death. Known as The Fireman, he strolls the ruins of New Hampshire, a madman afflicted with Dragonscale who has learned to control the fire within himself, using it as a shield to protect the hunted . . . and as a weapon to avenge the wronged.

In the desperate season to come, as the world burns out of control, Harper must learn the Fireman’s secrets before her life—and that of her unborn child—goes up in smoke.

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