The Country Saga

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 313 ratings

Fire Country Publisher's Summary

In a changed world where the sky bleeds red, winter is hotter than hell and full of sandstorms, and summer's even hotter with raging fires that roam the desert-like country, the Heaters manage to survive, barely.

Due to toxic air, life expectancies are so low that the only way the tribe can survive is by forcing women to procreate when they turn 16 and every three years thereafter. It is their duty as Bearers.

Fifteen-year-old Siena is a Youngling, soon to be a Bearer, when she starts hearing rumors of another tribe of all women, called the Wild Ones. They are known to kidnap Youngling girls before the Call, the ceremony in which Bearers are given a husband with whom to bear children with.

As the desert sands run out on her life's hourglass, Siena must uncover the truth about the Wild Ones while untangling the web of lies and deceit her father has masterfully spun.

©2014 David Estes (P)2016 Podium Publishing
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  • Book 1

    • Fire Country

    • The Country Saga, Book 1
    • By: David Estes
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    In a changed world where the sky bleeds red, winter is hotter than hell and full of sandstorms, and summer's even hotter with raging fires that roam the desert-like country, the Heaters manage to survive, barely. Due to toxic air, life expectancies are so low that the only way the tribe can survive is by forcing women to procreate when they turn 16 and every three years thereafter. It is their duty as Bearers. Fifteen-year-old Siena is a Youngling, soon to be a Bearer, when she starts hearing rumors of another tribe of all women, called the Wild Ones.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GREAT follow up!

    • By Humble & Honest on 10-08-17

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 2

    • Ice Country

    • The Country Saga, Book 2
    • By: David Estes
    • Narrated by: Macleod Andrews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Dazz, a hard-edged, fun-loving Icer, likes fighting, particularly while at his favorite watering hole. However, while recovering from a particularly bad break up, his decision to engage in a brutal pubroom brawl leads to a series of events that thrust him into a dark and mysterious scandal involving King Goff, the ice country ruler. When his seven-year-old sister is abducted in the dark of night, Dazz pledges to do whatever it takes to get her back, embarking on a quest that threatens to rip apart the very fabric that's barely holding his shattered family together.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great follow up

    • By Humble & Honest on 10-08-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Water & Storm Country

    • The Country Saga, Book 3
    • By: David Estes
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd, Kirby Heyborne, Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    Huck Jones, the son of the admiral of the Soaker fleet, has a legacy to live up to. Haunted by the distorted memories of his mother's untimely death, he must face his demons and the man who raised him as he strives to take the courageous step forward into manhood. When he's transferred to the worst-performing ship in the fleet, everything he believes is called into question when he meets a lowly brown-skinned bilge rat girl. Huck walks a deadly rope.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good tie in with The Dwellers series!

    • By Humble & Honest on 10-08-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 4

    • The Earth Dwellers

    • The Dwellers Saga and The Country Saga, Book 4
    • By: David Estes
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Khristine Hvam, MacLeod Andrews, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 97

    As President Borg Lecter threatens to annihilate the Country tribes in order to expand his glass-domed empire, Adele ventures into the belly of the beast. Her only hope of survival is the consolidation of Dwellers and Country power before it's too late. Former demagogue President Nailin is eliminated, yet civil unrest infects every alliance. To save Adele, President Tristan faces his greatest challenge yet: unifying unfriendly Dwellers in the Tri-Realms to raise an army against Lecter.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great End to a Fantastic Series

    • By Felisha on 09-26-17

    Regular price: $31.49