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Escape from Furnace 4

Escape from Furnace (Volume 4)

Alexander Gordon Smith

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)


Forever altered by his experience in Furnace Penetentiary, Alex has done the impossible and escaped. But the battle for freedom is only just beginning. Charged with his superhuman abilities, Alex must uncover the last of Furnace's secrets—the truth about the man who built the prison, the man known as Alfred Furnace. And to do that he must stop running and finally confront his greatest fears.

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I WISH I COULD TELL YOU that my story ended here.
I wish I could tell you that this was my happy ever after.
Because it should have been, right? I mean, we were out. We'd been to hell and back but the important...

Praise for Fugitives

“Fresh and ferocious . . . will hook boys with its gritty, unrelenting surprises.” —James Patterson on the Escape from Furnace series

“Furnace is hotter than hell and twice as much fun! Sign me up for a life sentence of Alexander Gordon Smith!” —Darren Shan, author of the Demonata series on the Escape from Furnace series

“Uniquely horrifying.” —Realms of Fantasy on the Escape from Furnace series

“Gritty action and compelling characters will have reluctant readers enthralled.” —School Library Journal

“Breathlessly paced and soaked with blood, mucus, and less savory substances . . . Readers who relish lurid imagery . . . will continue to be riveted and left eager for the next disgust-o-rama episode.” —Booklist on the Escape from Furnace series

“My biggest success story last year was when a student, a 5th year senior, attended a booktalk and couldn't wait to read Lockdown. It was the first book he read all the way through in five years of high school. I was privileged to get the galley from a conference for Solitary and gave it to him. I told him to keep the book--in less than a week he returned it to me in pristine condition and wanted more.” —Librarian, Washington High School , Sioux Falls, SD

Reviews from Goodreads

Alexander Gordon Smith

ALEXANDER GORDON SMITH lives in Norwich, England. He is a co-founder of Fear Driven Films, which is currently producing its first feature film. The Escape from Furnace series marks his publishing debut in the United States.

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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