Tähtifantasia award nominee 2012.
A hitman, a hooker, a homosexual kid, and a hobo suicide make the ultimate prison break... escape from Hell itself! But when news of their attempted escape gets out, the souls of the damned are transformed into a rioting mob, and all Hell truly does break loose. It's Escape from New York meets Jacob's Ladder, by one of fantasy's rising stars.
Hal Duncan is a Scottish science fiction and fantasy writer based in Glasgow. A graduate of Glasgow University, his first book, Vellum, about a war between heaven and hell, was released in 2005. It has since been translated into several other languages and nominated to the World Fantasy Award and Locus Award. Ink, the follow up, was released in 2007.
Picture: Hal Duncan in Polcon 2007. Photo by Szymon Sokół. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Written by J. Ivers (2012-09-20)
I read Escape from Hell! a while ago. I loved it from the start and it is definetely one of my favourite books all time. Duncan is amazing writer and he really knows what he does. Plot, characters and implementation were wonderfull. There wasn't anything unfinished. Books world were thoroughly created - it was almost too realistic. It made me feel the depths of human nature, the bad and the unjustice. And that's because it was amazing. It was so realistic. Character's were as realistic as ... (more)