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The Night Children: An Escape From Furnace Story: A Tor.Com Original [Kindle Edition]

Alexander Gordon Smith
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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 (the fearsome prison director who will one day rule Furnace Penitentiary, the terrifying underground prison specially built for teen offenders). 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 (ancestors of Furnace prison’s “wheezers”)—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 . . .

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Product Details

  • File Size: 354 KB
  • Print Length: 98 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books (September 21, 2011)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005FWPMR4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #296,661 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great choice for any horror fan January 7, 2012
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I'm a big fan of Smith's Furnace series, so I was excited to see this short story. If you are expecting great insight to the inner workings of Furnace, or perhaps the answers to questions asked in the series, then you will be disappointed. If anything, this story just introduces more things to wonder about. It is however a great story, rich in terrifying atmosphere, with characters that are finely drawn and memorable. This one gave me the chills and provided images that are sure to stay with me for quite a while. It is well worth your time and money. I would encourage any horror fan to give it a try - it is not necessary to have read the Furnace series to appreciate the terror these soldiers find in the woods one cold winter. Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It was original and interesting January 25, 2013
By Allysa
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I read this after reading the escape from furnace series. It was very visual and riveting! I would love to see this series become movies. They'd be scary and have the best story line.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Iwiwiaijajamwjjsjsj June 23, 2014
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jsusuusbsuhshusuhsh Judd to you and I can yield a guild wars and I can do that to you tomorrow morning and it hurts so I need some sleep in my head hurts like that and you should I I was thinking that you can use of a lot more information and details about it later on the way back when we are you should come out to be there by a girl in your car to bed early and boy does that work on my mind off things are you going with me to come back in town of goo the way home in time and boy was it good luck to go back to me and you want the same thing I I was thinking that the same thing to bed soon I think you want it is not the next day delivery to go back to me that the way the same as last night I need you tomorrow then the next few hours of sleep well my mom and dad and boy was it is awesome I need a good day to go back and boy was it a lot better than that
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5.0 out of 5 stars good and quick March 6, 2014
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It is a great book, I am a huge fan of the escape from furnace series and decided to read this. It had a good story and plot and seemed to go by fast.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really good March 2, 2014
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I find this book to be really good it's defiantly worth the price also if you like the original furnace seeks you will defiantly like this one
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1.0 out of 5 stars Hard to Read January 16, 2014
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Is suppose to be a young readers book but the writing does not flow and makes for slow reading. After reading this short story I would not read the books.
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2.0 out of 5 stars read them all (Furnace) and this one... December 17, 2013
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Poor ww2 history it was worth .99 cents but not more it was not as good as the other Furnace series
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5.0 out of 5 stars This explained so much! December 6, 2013
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This book deserves five stars. Well paced explains so much. I was (and am) a big fan of the escape from furnace novels and this book explained how things came to be in furnace. I would recommend this book to any teen or young adult (i am 11 and read all the furnace books). I would recommend reading the escape from furnace series before this book.
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