Shade's Children

Shade's Children

Paperback - 1998
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The Key to Survival
Rests in the Hands of
Shade's Children

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: New York : Harper, 1998
ISBN: 9780064471961
0064471969
9780062075987
0062075985

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green_snake_744
May 20, 2016

i'm going to read this book again some day

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WellsF
Jul 15, 2015

This is honestly one of my favorite books. I have never been on the edge of my seat reading a book before, but there's a first time for everything! I couldn't put it down, and find myself re-reading it about once a year. Definitely give it a try.

DeviLe15 May 23, 2014

Got this right after being intrigued by Nix's pre-quel in the dystopian collection "After", which was set 10 years before this book. Although some questions were never answered (I shake my fist at you, Garth) I lived for the ending.

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DontBlink
May 16, 2011

Absolutely Fantastic book. A real page turner. I found myself unable to put it down :)

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illusions_court
Feb 11, 2011

I think that this is a really great dystopian novel. It's original and of the four main characters most readers will be able to relate to at least one if not more of them. Garth Nix is a skilled writer and the plot is exciting, gripping and there may be tears at the end. One of my favorite of Nix's works.

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gvezin thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 99

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illusions_court thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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