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On a routine escort mission to a human colony, Lieutenant Michael Chalmers is pulled out of hyper-sleep a month early. The RSA Rockne Hummel is well off course andas the ships navigatorits up to him to figure out why. Its supposed to be a simple fix, but when he attempts to identify their position in the known universe, nothing registers on his scans. Nothing at all. The ...more
Kindle Edition, 234 pages
Published January 21st 2016 by Severed Press
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Dea
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was ok
Oh boy, this was pretty bad. The only reason I finished it was because I was already over half way in, and because that first scene outside the ship gave me shivers so I had high hopes.

The characterization was awful, was the protagonist capable or out of his depth? Paralyzed with fear or determined to live through? What was his motivation? What was the extent of his injuries? One moment he is barely walking the other he is jogging miles to his destination. I won't mention other characters
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Mark Sheinbaum
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was ok
This is a strange one. Not especially well-written. Kind of like a first person action game where the "hero" is confronted by monsters and finding weapons and power up means for survival. A bit too much like a video game for my taste. The main character's constant self-dialog gets annoying as well
Daniel Stainback
Nov 19, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a fun read if you skip a lot of the paragraphs. I found the main character's internal thoughts to be very irritating and pointless most of the time, forcing me to skip entire pages.
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Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
**We received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**

Review from Jonathan Huls

All action, all the time. Thats how Joseph Williams novel, Furnace, reads for nearly every page of the book. First Lieutenant Chalmers, the narrator of the book, is tossed onto an unfamiliar ship with unfamiliar people, then lured to take a shortcut that results in their spaceship unexpectedly arriving at a planet so far beyond our universe that there are no stars in the sky.

Chalmers is chucked into a
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Andretta Schellinger
while this was not a bad book there were issues and it could have been a lot shorter. full review will be on Fang Freakin' Tastic Reviews.

So I wrote the above update while on my phone and I wanted to expand a little. The full review will still be on the site, but I wanted to give a better explanation here regarding the 3 star.

The idea is good, the whole idea about a lost ship coming in contact with an alien force. That is good, in fact the whole idea about Hell and how Hell is perceived and how
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Shari Sakurai
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
*I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review *

When the ship RSA Rockne Hummel goes dramatically off-course, navigator Lieutenant Michael Chalmers is woken early from hyper-sleep to figure out why. Lost at the edge of space, they crash into the planet Furnace. And thats where the horrors truly begin.

Furnace is told completely from Chalmers perspective as he fights for survival on a planet inhabited by demons. Whilst stranded on the planets surface the ships captain orders that
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Matthew Angelo
Feb 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I picked up this book due to being intrigued by the Sci-Fi/Horror genre it fit into to. The MC was fairly easy to relate to and the story was well told and definitely required imagination. Not just from the author but reader as well. The Planet Furnace is not on my list, "of cool space places to go." THe book was fairly dark and twisted which I loved. There is a lot of bad shit in space and this took it to another level. On the downside it got repetitive a little, it felt like, "what else could ...more
Hobbes39
Feb 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved the suspense. Felt like I was on board the vessel and living the experience first hand. Didn't know where the story was going, nor where it ended. Highly recommend this book.
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