Shade's Children (Paperback)Garth Nix (author)
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On your 14th birthday, you're dead meat...
Chilling SF adventure from international bestselling author Garth Nix.
In a futuristic urban wasteland, evil Overlords have decreed that no child shall live a day past his fourteenth birthday. On that Sad Birthday, the child is the object of an obscene harvest resulting in the construction of a machinelike creature whose sole purpose is to kill.
The mysterious Shade - once a man, but now more like the machines he fights - recruits the few children fortunate enough to escape. With luck, cunning, and skill, four of Shade's children come closer than any to discovering the source of the Overlords' power - and the key to their downfall. But the closer the children get, the more ruthless Shade seems to become...
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm
"Infused with all the qualities we've come to expect of Garth Nix's futuristic adventures... It's exciting stuff... [and] a worthy addition to the genre." Inis
"[Garth Nix is] the coolest read in the playground." Amanda Craig
"Garth Nix blends suspense, action, and high emotion in this excellent, fast-moving science-fiction story." Amazon.com
"The twists and turns of the action-filled plot are compelling." Publishers Weekly
"A dynamic page-turner. Fast-paced action and the intensity of the entire situation make for exciting reading." ALA Booklist
"Combines plenty of comic-book action in a sci-fi setting to produce an exciting read... An action-adventure with uncommon appeal outside the genre." Kirkus
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