From “the Stephen King of YA horror" (The Book Zone), the final book in an explosive trilogy about an ordinary American kid caught up in an invisible war against the very worst enemy imaginable.
In the third and final book of the Devil's Engine series, Marlow and Pan are in hell. Literally in hell. Faced with the awful truth of being trapped in the underworld for an eternity — of Pan being trapped — Marlow makes a final deal with the Devil, a deal to go home. But when Marlow and Pan return to Earth, they cannot close the door behind them. And all hell breaks loose. It is a war to end all wars — demonic creatures spill into the streets of New York, monsters haunt the shadows. Only the Hellraisers stand in their way, and they're not sure this is a battle they can win. They have no powers, they have no weapons. But they have each other, and they have hope, and they know how to kick ass.
Only one thing's for sure: One way or another, it all ends here.
Alexander Gordon Smith (born 1979) is an author of books, mainly for children and young adults.
Between 2000 and 2003 he studied English literature at the University of East Anglia, where he set up a small poetry press called Egg Box Publishing. Egg Box published a number of new poets, including Richard Evans, Ramona Herdman and poetry collective Aisle16, and continues to add to its list of books.
In October 2004, Smith published a creative writing guide, "Inspired Creative Writing", for Infinite Ideas Ltd. A followup guide, "Writing Bestselling Children's Books" was published in July 2007.
Photo: Alexander Gordon Smith at a signing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, 2008.