Author: Alexander Gordon Smith
Publisher: Square Fish
Published: June 25, 2013
Genre: Teens/ Fantasy
Review: paperback from library
Buy Links: amazon, amazon.uk
Alex Sawyer has escaped his underground nightmare to discover the whole world has become a prison, and Alfred Furnace is its master. Monsters rule the streets, leaving nothing but murder in their wake. Those who do not die become slaves to Furnace’s reign of cruelty. Alex is a monster too. He is the only one who can stop Furnace but in doing so he could destroy everything. Is he the executed or the executioner? Who will die? All Alex knows is that one way or another, it all ends now.
The last book in this awesome series. If you or your teen has not read the Escape From Furnace series I highly recommend it.
The author has done a great job with the whole series and when I started this book and the way it started off I was kind of wondering how will it really end?
You know Alex's whole plan is to kill Alfred Furnace no matter the cost, but what exactly will it cost him? We see what actually happened to turn Alfred Furnace into the person or thing he is, and you can't help but in a way feel sorry for him.
When the army picks up Alex and his friends they are suppose to help them all but will they be able to or is it just a ploy to get all the creatures of Furnace where they can keep an eye on them? I liked the way the ending came about in this book it wrapped everything up any questions that were had were answered, and now Alex can finally rest. After all he has been through and dealt with he is finally free......I will leave that there. There is plenty of action, fighting, surviving and trying to put an end to the hell that has been brought to the surface. You will be kept on the edge of your seat wondering where this is going to go.
Alexander Gordon Smith is the author of the Escape from Furnace series of young adult novels, includingLockdown and Solitary. Born in 1979 in Norwich, England, he always wanted to be a writer. After experimenting in the service and retail trades for a few years, Smith decided to go to University. He studied English and American Literature at the University of East Anglia, and it was here that he first explored his love of publishing. Along with poet Luke Wright, he founded Egg Box Publishing, a groundbreaking magazine and press that promotes talented new authors. He also started writing literally hundreds of articles, short stories and books ranging from Scooby Doo comic strips to world atlases, Midsomer Murders to X-Files. The endless research for these projects led to countless book ideas germinating in his head. His first book, The Inventors, written with his nine-year-old brother Jamie, was published in the U.K. in 2007. He lives in England.