… author of Escape From Furnace, The Fury, The Inventors, and the brand new Devil's Engine series

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The Devil’s Engine:

Hellraisers

The opening salvo in an explosive new horror trilogy

it can make any wish come true-as long as you are willing to put your life on the line

When a sixteen-year-old troublemaker named Marlow Green is trapped in a surreal firefight against nightmarish creatures in the middle of his New York City neighborhood, he unwittingly finds himself amid a squad of secret soldiers dedicated to battling the legions of the devil himself.

Powering this army of young misfits is an ancient machine from the darkest parts of history. Known as the devil’s engine, it can make any wish come true-as long as you are willing to put your life on the line. Promised powers beyond belief, and facing monstrous apparitions straight out of the netherworld, Marlow must decide if he’s going to submit to a demonic deal with the infernal machine that will enable him to join the crusade-if it doesn’t kill him first.

From the author of the Escape from Furnace series, here is the opening salvo in an explosive new horror trilogy about an ordinary American kid caught up in an invisible war against the very worst enemy imaginable.

“Smith (The Fury) conjures up an absorbing, horror-tinged world full of dark imagery and unsettling descriptions as unstoppable demons face off against superpowered teens. The premise and physicality of the Devil’s Engine lends itself well to Smith’s horror sensibilities, while his sprawling cast invokes a comic book spirit of adventure; the marriage of tropes creates a page-turning adventure.” Publishers Weekly

“Alexander Gordon Smith doesn’t pull his punches–Hellraisers is a YA horror knockout. If you like your books full of nonstop action, populated by broken but beautiful characters, and blisteringly scary, this one’s for you.” Emmy Laybourne

“A chaotic pace, snarky humor, graphic descriptions, and strong language make this title just right for older horror enthusiasts.” School Library Journal

“★ Starred Review
With high-stakes situations, a fast-paced plot, and gruesome, terrifying creatures, this Faustian tale is a hit for horror fans looking for a world of mystery, the macabre, and lots of fire and fighting.”
Kirkus

Hellraisers
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The Devil’s Engine:

Hellfighters

In order to beat the Devil, you have to raise a little HELL…

In Hellraisers, Marlow made a demonic deal. Now it’s time to pay the price.

Thrown into a relentless war against the forces of darkness, Marlow Green and his squad of secret soldiers must fight for control of the Devil’s Engines—ancient, infernal machines that can make any wish come true, as long as you are willing to put your life on the line.

But after a monstrous betrayal, Marlow, Pan, and the other Hellraisers find themselves on the run from an enemy with horrific powers and limitless resources—an enemy that wants them dead at all costs. Failure doesn’t just mean a fate worse than death for Marlow, it means the total annihilation of the world.

When all looks lost, just how far is he willing to go?

 
“Smith (The Fury) conjures up an absorbing, horror-tinged world full of dark imagery and unsettling descriptions as unstoppable demons face off against superpowered teens. The premise and physicality of the Devil’s Engine lends itself well to Smith’s horror sensibilities, while his sprawling cast invokes a comic book spirit of adventure; the marriage of tropes creates a page-turning adventure.” Publishers Weekly

“Alexander Gordon Smith doesn’t pull his punches–Hellraisers is a YA horror knockout. If you like your books full of nonstop action, populated by broken but beautiful characters, and blisteringly scary, this one’s for you.” Emmy Laybourne

“A chaotic pace, snarky humor, graphic descriptions, and strong language make this title just right for older horror enthusiasts.” School Library Journal

“★ Starred Review
With high-stakes situations, a fast-paced plot, and gruesome, terrifying creatures, this Faustian tale is a hit for horror fans looking for a world of mystery, the macabre, and lots of fire and fighting.”
Kirkus

Hellraisers