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NEW COVER FOR CHILDREN OF THE FURNACE
Special New Zealand edition out now!
The New Zealand edition of Children Of The Furnace, my first novel in a planned three-part series, has been issued with a new cover through publishers Copypress NZ.
What do you think?
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY ABOUT CHILDREN OF THE FURNACE #1:
"A compelling plot and great writing. Wil is incredibly sympathetic and Jace is a brilliantly ambivalent character." - Roisin Heycock, former commissioning editor YA Quercus Books
Author's new book receives a warm literary welcome.
Readers' Favorite announces the review of the Young Adult - Thriller book "Children Of The Furnace" by Brin Murray, currently available at
Readers' Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet, fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.
"There are so many layers to this book, but I can sum it up in one word: amazing... Children of the Furnace is not only an engrossing novel, but also a book that changes the way you see the world."
For full press release see here.
Children Of The Furnace#1 was first published in October 2017 and is live on Amazon now, but was subsequently acquired by New Zealand publisher Copypress NZ and relaunched in an NZ edition. It is now available through Wheelers.co.nz to New Zealand bookshops and libraries, and has got some great reviews from NZ publications:
Bob's Books Blog:
Dystopian fiction at its very best. The last 100 pages are totally heart stopping.
A momentous read that you will never forget.
NZ Book Council Librarian blog:
Thorough and vivid, a book I wanted to get back to every time I had to put it down.
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.
#2 in the series, Crosstrees, was released on February 17th 2018 on Amazon, in ebook form only as yet. More updates and news on COTF #2 Crosstrees to come. Sneak preview of the new cover:
Brin's latest novel, Ghosts in The Rain, was short-listed for the 2017 Mslexia novel prize!
It's a psychological thriller aimed at adults.
When her only friend disappears, an angry-to-the-bone teenaged outcast has to fight for those who can’t fight for themselves.
Dakota is a smart, angry, complex female character, who analyzes and protests sexist culture – that’s a quote. She can also be quite funny - even super-witty (also a quote).
The prize was a meet and greet in London with agents and publishers - but 12,000 miles is a long way to go for a meet and greet...
Though would be nice to get it out there, to a wider audience.