Thrown into a relentless war against the forces of darkness, fifteen year old Marlow Green and his squad of secret soldiers must fight for control of the Devil s Engines ancient, infernal machines that can make any wish come true, as long as you are willing to put your life on the line But after a monstrous betrayal, Marlow, Pan and the other Hellraisers find themselves oThrown into a relentless war against the forces of darkness, fifteen year old Marlow Green and his squad of secret soldiers must fight for control of the Devil s Engines ancient, infernal machines that can make any wish come true, as long as you are willing to put your life on the line But after a monstrous betrayal, Marlow, Pan and the other Hellraisers find themselves on the run from an enemy with horrific powers and limitless resources an enemy that wants them dead at all costs Failure doesn t just mean a fate worse than death for Marlow, it means the total annihilation of the world And when all looks lost and the stakes couldn t be higher, just how far is he willing to go
Hellfighters Thrown into a relentless war against the forces of darkness fifteen year old Marlow Green and his squad of secret soldiers must fight for control of the Devil s Engines ancient infernal machines tha
edit blurb edited 5 23 16Uhm The description on this book here is kind of a major spoiler if you haven t read the first book Just a heads up.
The first book in Alexander Gordon Smith s devilish little trilogy got off to a pretty good start, but the sequel improves on its predecessor so very much While the first book was brought down a bit for me by the romantic elements not eliciting so much interest, this book is all action, all the time It s a rip roaring, pure hellfire adrenaline rush on the level of Fury Road, with the usual Darren Shan esque levels of horror we ve come to expect from Smith something very much needed while we re a [...]
Smith, Alexander Gordon The Devil s Engine First ed vol 2, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux BYR , 2016 Genre Fiction Horror FantasySummary and Analysis Hellfighters is set in a fantastical world in which our story s protagonist, a fifteen year old boy named Marlow Green This is the second installment of the series Hellraisers is the original, and the third is Hellwalkers In this book, Marlow and his fellow soldiers must fight to obtain the devil s engines which are powerful, mystical machines that can [...]
Holy Rusted Metal Batman Hold onto your tights because this is going to be a bumpy ride If you thought the last book left off in a place that made you want to scream because you needed to know what happened to next, welcome to an even insane book I don t want to ruin any of the twists and turns, so I m going to vague you Be prepared to be stunned, my fellow readers The poop is hitting the fan and it s splattering in places you hadn t even considered I m still reeling as I write this I wasn t re [...]
It s clear that Alexander Gordon Smith took the reviews of the first book into account as he was writing this one If you liked the premise of Hellraisers but thought it plodded on or that the characters weren t developed, I implore you to read Hellfighters It instantly jumps into character development and I mean on the first page , and despite being roughly half the length of Hellraisers, it packs a lot of plot.Obviously, because this is an Alexander Gordon Smith novel, he brings his usual blood [...]
This is part two of the Devil s Engine series, and even though I didn t love the first one, I figured I would try the next section anyway Honestly, some of the issues I had with the first one, were dealt with in this issue, and the writing is strong Some parts of it were predictable, but it was creepy and interesting and well paced Not my favorite book series, but I think teens will love it and that is who should love it.
Either 3.5 or a 4.Good storyline I give a low reviews because marlow is one of the worst lead characters He screws up every mission Literally screws up a mission just to get Pan I don t think he is in love with her, but obsessed with her
It s been a long time since I read these books, but I have to admit that it didn t take me long to become re emerged in the world, to remember the characters, and to recall why I loved this series so much The story is very fast paced almost nonstop action, a Gordon Smith signature , but I never felt like it was too much Gordon Smith s action is always exciting, the demons unlike anything I ve read before in fiction and the tension so quick I ve bitten my nails down to the quick Another thing Gor [...]
I won an ARC of this novel in a drawing.It s a passable fantasy about a group of teens trying to get The Devil s Engines, which will grant any wish if one is willing to put their lives on the line.
Way too violent and gross for my taste, but the characters are so amazing I had to read the 2nd book to find out what happens to them This is perfect for fans of dark fantasy that has non stop action.