one way in, no way out…
Furnace Penitentiary. The world’s most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth’s surface. One way in, no way out. Convicted of a murder he didn’t commit, sentenced to life without parole, ‘new fish’ Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: escape or die.
Only in Furnace, death is the least of his worries. Soon Alex discovers that the prison is a place of pure evil, where creatures in gas masks stalk the corridors at night and deformed beasts can be heard howling from the blood-drenched tunnels below. Behind everything is the terrifying warden, whose powers stretch far beyond the walls of the prison.
Together with a bunch of inmates, Alex plans the prison break to end all prison breaks…
We thought we’d made it, we thought we were free. But we should have known there was no way out of Furnace.
All we did was slip deeper into the guts of the prison: into solitary confinement, where the real nightmares live – the warden, the Wheezers, and something much, much worse.
The clock’s ticking. Because if we don’t escape soon they will turn us into freaks – like them. Forever.
The gripping third instalment in Alexander Gordon Smith’s epic series about Furnace, a terrifying underground prison for teenagers – now with the bestselling US cover.
We had one last shot at freedom and we failed. This time our punishment will be much worse than before, because in the bloodstained laboratories beneath Furnace lies the horrific truth behind the warden’s plans.
Down here, monsters are made. I’m changing – something evil is being pumped into my veins. How can I escape when the darkness is inside me?
Action-packed, gritty and gruesome – this is the perfect read for thrill-hungry teenagers.
there are worse things here: creatures of death sent to bring the world to its knees
The gripping fourth instalment in an epic series about Furnace – a terrifying, underground prison for teenagers – now with a stunning new cover.
Alex thought that escape was impossible. He was wrong.
We broke out of Furnace but we’re still not free. The city is in lockdown – roads sealed, police everywhere. And there are worse things here: creatures of death sent to bring the world to its knees.
I’m turning into one of them, into a monster. To put an end to this blood-crazed madness I have to travel into the heart of darkness. I have to find Alfred Furnace before he finds me.
Soon the whole world will be a prison.
Action-packed, gritty and gruesome – this is the perfect read for thrill-hungry teens. With striking new covers that really bring these chilling stories to life.
Those who do not die are turned, becoming slaves to Furnace’s reign of cruelty
‘Monsters rule the streets, beasts of pure fury that leave nothing but murder and madness in their wake. Those who do not die are turned, becoming slaves to Furnace’s reign of cruelty. It is a war to end all wars, one that will leave the planet in ruins.
I am a monster too. I am one of Alfred Furnace’s children. And I am the only one who can stop him. I have to find a way to use my powers to destroy Furnace, but in doing so I risk becoming the very force that kills us all.’
To read the Epilogue, which wasn’t included in early UK editions of the book, click here!
It is December 1944 and Europe is still gripped by war. In the densely forested mountains of Belgium one of the conflict’s most brutal battles is raging. Cut off from the front, a ragtag group of young British and American soldiers finds itself being hunted by a patrol of elite German Special Forces, including a newly commissioned officer called Kreuz – a teenage boy who will grow up to become Warden Cross.
As both sides fight for their lives in the unforgiving terrain, however, they start to realize that there are worse things hiding in the snow than soldiers. There are creatures out there with gas masks and piggy eyes – demonic entities that cannot be killed by guns and grenades, monsters who do not care what uniforms their victims are wearing so long as they bleed, and so long as they scream!
Read it now for free over at Tor.com!