Dark, powerful and heartbreaking, Children Of The Furnace compels with a uniquely stunning world and one of the greatest characters you’ll ever be afraid for …
TRUTH DIED IN THE FIRES. ONLY THROUGH COURAGE CAN IT BE BORN AGAIN.
Under the iron rule of the Revelayshun, one boy discovers the truth…
‘Ty promised my ma he’d bring me up right. Bring him up to hear the rhythm beat, she said, and to feel the heartsblood warm. Not Strong – not in their way – but strong in the ways of the heart.’
When the Revelayshun murders his pa, Wil discovers through savage inquisition that he’s marked as a Heater, one of the old-time heretics who burned up the world. But Wil holds the key to a secret. Sekkerland’s Shame, the Atrocity, is a great lie – and the Revelayshun will use fire, blood and death to hide the truth.
“Dystopian fiction at its very best. The last 100 pages are totally heart stopping. A momentous read that you will never forget.” - Bob’s Books Blog, Children of the Furnace
"Amazing. Vivid and fascinating… nuanced and complex. An engrossing novel that changes the way you see the world." Caitlin Lyle Farley, Readers' Favorite, 5 star review "A compelling plot and great writing. Wil is incredibly sympathetic and Jace is a brilliantly ambivalent character." Roisin Heycock, former Publishing Director, Quercus Children's Books
More praise for Children Of The Furnace
“Relationships between characters are complicated and engrossing and the characters themselves are layered and fascinating. A great read and I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel.” - The Sapling
“Thorough and vivid, a book I wanted to get back to every time I had to put it down.” - NZ Book Council Librarian Blog
“This is one of the best books I've read in 2017, and I've read some very good ones.” - Frank Parker, author of Transgression
“‘What a message! And what a story. Fantastic craftsmanship.” - B.B. James, author of Room Service
“Oh my. Did I ever enjoy this story and enjoy it for a whole lot of reasons… It’s only February, but I expect that this will be one of my favorite reads of the year.” - D. Peach, author of Catling’s Bane
“Hi, my name is JZ and I’m a Heater (Hi JZ!) … This is not hamburger; it’s lobster. Murray makes you work for your treats. Personally, I was quite happy in my lobster bib.” Jon Zelig, author of The Heat
CROSSTREES THE STUNNING SEQUEL TO CHILDREN OF THE FURNACE
COMING SOON THROUGH CP BOOKS, PUBLICATION DATE APRIL 2019
Truth died in the fires. Only through courage can it be born again.
Once again it is the quality of the writing that drives this story... Hold on to your seat and prepare for a roller-coaster ride to hell and beyond. - Frank Parker, author of Transgression
Murray world-builds like there's no other. - Stephanie Flores, author of To Enter The Path
Wil and Leah saved Jace from the Revout’s Fires – but find out now, that was just the beginning. The Revelayshun’s soldiers are riding to hunt down the Midwife. Only she can lead them to Wil’s sister, and the Truth That Will Change Everything. While Revout Sachs secretly plans a cruelty so depraved, it will become known as the New Atrocity.
Leah pulls away, and kisses me with soft lips, and whispers: ‘Ride, Wil. Save the Midwife.’ And the world too, while I’m about it.
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