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The Fury is Book 1 in Alexander Gordon Smith's nightmarish Fury series. Imagine if one day, without warning, the entire human race turns against you. Every single person you meet becomes a bloodthirsty, mindless savage, hell-bent on killing you - and only you. Friends, family, even your mum and dad, will turn on you. They will murder you. And when they have, they will go back to their lives as if nothing has happened. The world has the Fury. It will not rest until you are dead. Cal, Brick and Daisy are three ordinary teenagers whose lives suddenly take a terrifying turn for the worst. They begin to trigger a reaction in everybody they meet, that makes friends and strangers alike want to tear them to pieces. These victims of the Fury - the ones that survive - manage to locate each other. But just when they think they have found a place to hide from the world, some of them begin to change...They must fight to uncover the truth about the Fury before it's too late. But it is a truth that will destroy everything they know about life and death.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 50mm | 479.99g
  • FABER & FABER
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 0571303854
  • 9780571303854
  • 584,856

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This is an impressively tense apocalyptic thriller ... Smith has created a distinct and uniquely intimate armageddon. -- Will Salmon SFX Magazine 'Alexander Gordon Smith grips his audience through this fast paced, edge-of-your-seat zombie horror. Filled with excitement, anticipation and suspense this istheperfect read for young adults asthedystopia genre sets to taketheliterary world by storm.' -- We Love This Book Laura Cox This heart-stopping, rollercoaster of a book is so exciting and fast paced that readers will not want to put it down. Each chapter is written from a different character's point of view and Alexander Gordon Smith expertly switchesthenarrative from adult to child, young girl to surly adolescent boy, keepingthereader gripped with every change. Be warned: with its frequent scenes of violence and death, this book is not forthefaint hearted but those brave enough to make it totheend will be chomping atthebit to get their hands onthenext installment. Booktrust 'This is an outstanding horror book, but with plenty to set it apart fromthestandard blood-and-gore fare: an interesting bunch of characters, an intriguing spin on a familiar concept, and some top quality writing from one ofthebest YA horror authors inthebusiness. If you're a fan of scares, or just good storytelling, I can't recommendTHEFURYhighly enough.' Barry Hutchinson, author Fast paced and with some exciting set pieces,TheFury, asthefirst volume in a larger series, doesn't answer allthequestions it raises. It does, however, sparethereadertheagony of a cliffhanger ending and has a self-contained and satisfying resolution that left me hungry for more. Inis Magazine A very dark tale of children hardly surviving in a strange new world, with great intelligent swerves throughtheobvious genre classics. Roll onthesecond half! -- John Lloyd The Bookbag Alexander Gordon Smith is a master story teller and he knows when to speed things up and havethereader's heart pounding hard on their ribcage, and he knows when it is time to give that heart a brief moment of respite before turningthedial back up to 11 and beyond ... You thinking about it for weeks after, its themes sneaking back into your conscious thoughts when you least expect it. -- Darren Hartwell Books Zone (for boys) Blog 'Really well written - fast, and kept you reading on. I read this in an entire sitting' -- Nina Death, Book and Tea Blog So if you are looking for a thrilling supernatural novel that will make you laugh, cry and gasp, them this isthebook for you! I highly recommend this to anyone at all, if you want to read this, then stop what you are doing and buy it. Now. This will not only blow your socks off, buttheforce oftheblow will incinerate them to ashes. Superb. I have already recommended it to all my friends and I if you like this type of book, then you will love this! Writer on Wheels Blog Smith goes to town seedingthestory with a palpable sense of impending doom and apocalyptic overtones. He's not afraid to pushtheboundaries, and does so with both glee and a deft hand. Outstanding stuff. My Favourite Books Blog 'An edge of your seat thrill ride filled with enough emotions to stop you dead in your tracks. You're all overtheboard with this one from happiness and mirth to fear and loathing to downright scared out of your mind and run for cover, there's no way to anticipatethedeadly drops in this tale...but why would you want to? That anticipation, that not knowing is what keeps you coming back for more as you try to unravel what's really going on attheheart of things and intheend, discover more truths abouttheworld around us than you may be ready to admit. We seethebest of humanity andtheabsolute worst asthestory develops and it's that connection tothehere and now that makes you devour this tale THAT much faster. Just who will conquer all? I'll be waiting with baited breath to answer that question right alongside many of you...' Insatiable Readers Blog This book was good with plenty of mystery and exciting bits. I read the blurb and decided to choose this one because I like reading thrillers and I really enjoyed it. I'll definitely be recommending this one to my friends Teen Titlesshow more

About Alexander Gordon Smith

Alexander Gordon Smith is the author of the terrifying Furnace series, as well as The Inventors (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 talented new writers and poets, and is the co-owner of Fear Driven Films. He lives in Norwich.show more

Review Text

This is an impressively tense apocalyptic thriller ... Smith has created a distinct and uniquely intimate§armageddon.§Will Salmon SFX Magazineshow more
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