Thunderhead - Arc of a Scythe (Paperback)Neal Shusterman (author)
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The dark and thrilling sequel to Scythe, the New York Times sci-fi bestseller.The stakes are high in this chilling sci-fi thriller, in which professional scythes control who dies. Everything else is out of human control, managed by the Thunderhead. It's a perfect system - until it isn't.
It's been a year since Rowan went off-grid. Hunted by the Scythedom, he has become an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes in a trial by fire. Citra, meanwhile, is forging her path as Scythe Anastasia, gleaning with compassion. However, conflict within the Scythedom is growing by the day, and when Citra's life is threatened, it becomes clear that there is a truly terrifying plot afoot.
The Thunderhead observes everything, and it does not like what it sees. Will it intervene? Or will it simply watch as this perfect world begins to unravel?
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 362 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31 mm
'Shusterman cranks up the stakes in this blistering sequel [...] Interweaving heady questions of morality, responsibility, loyalty, and power, Shusterman builds to a devastatingly intense conclusion that sends the characters and larger world into terrifying new territory.' - Publishers Weekly
'This sequel digs deeper into Shusterman's complex world and complicated characters, offering political maneuvering, fatal conspiracies, and impending catastrophe via a slowly unfurling plot and startling bursts of action. Fear the reaper(s)...but relish this intelligent and entertaining blend of dark humor and high death tolls.' - Kirkus Reviews
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“with thunderous applause”
I didn't think Neal Shusterman could surpass himself after Scythe, and yet here we are! And what a worthy sequel! He managed to expand and enrich the world he'd built in his first novel, to transport me into... More
“An Incredible Sequel that Left me Breathless”
Following on from ‘Scythe’, ‘Thunderhead’ focuses on Citra as she takes on the role of Scythe Anastasia, and Rowan as he is on the run from the authorities. This book looks much more into the AI side of things, with... More
As I was drawing to the end I was going to give this book 4 stars but the ending had me so shook and it filled me with so much adrenaline and I literally slammed the book down and finally breathed a breath that I... More
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