The hard-hitting sequel to the Bram Stoker Award-winning Phoenix Island.
To save his friends and topple Phoenix Force, teen super soldier Carl Freeman must win the Funeral Games, a mysterious, no-holds-barred fighting tournament held in its own ninth circle of hell: Devil’s Pocket. With his knuckles encased in leather cesti, Carl competes against the world’s deadliest gladiators — until a shocking ally reveals an explosive secret deep in the heart of the volcano….
“Adrenaline-infused . . . Dixon combines futuristic technical advances with graphic fight scenes for a satisfying adventure thriller.”
— Publishers Weekly
“One hell of a read… makes The Hunger Games look like Chutes & Ladders!”
— Peter Clines, author of The Fold, the Ex-Heroes series, and 14
“A raging success… deserves to be in schools and libraries everywhere.”
— Cemetery Dance Magazine
“Lots of heart… I may have cried.”
— Review on MyBookishWays.com
“Full of suspense, tension, and twists you don’t see coming — then leave you with your mouth hanging open in surprise.”
— Review on ADreamWithinADream.blogspot.com