'The whole world has become a prison, and Alfred Furnace is its master.
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.'
Alexander Gordon Smith is the author of the terrifying Furnace series, and The Inventors, which was shortlisted for the Wow Factor competition, and The Inventors and the City of Stolen Souls. He has also written a number of non-fiction books, as well as hundreds of articles for various magazines. He is the founder of Egg Box Publishing, an independent press that promotes new writers and poets, and is the co-owner of Fear Driven Films. He lives in Norwich. www.alexandergordonsmith.com www.escapefromfurnace.com