27 Jan 2019

Young People of the Future - Brin Murray

From Standing Room Only, 2:40 pm on 27 January 2019

Over the summer, producer Mark Amery's teenagers devoured the first two great books in a new series for young adults - and their parents - Children of the Furnace. They're by a Nelson author Brin Murray and set in a future inspired by the threats of climate change.
Whether its The Hunger Games or Mortal Engines dark, almost post-apocalyptic futures in which teens save us from terrible endings have become increasingly popular - Children of the Furnace is a fine local addition. Mark's eldest Ali reads from the second book Crosstrees, which is due out February 21, and then Solly kicks off the conversation with Brin.

Children of the Furnace is available in many bookstores and available online here. It is reviewed on The Sapling here.