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 ...
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Plunge directly into a nightmare--a scrawny boy flees monstrous trackers in an urban wasteland. Gradually the reader learns that Earth has been taken over by the terrible Overlords, the laws of physicSep 01 1997 | Read Full Review of Shade's Children
As in the author's previous book, the alternate world he creates is amply imagined and the twists and turns of the action-filled plot compelling, though the flat banality of the Overlords' evil is disappointing, as is the sketchy characterization of the four major protagonists.| Read Full Review of Shade's Children
ISFDB Bibliography SF Site Review: Across the Wall SF Site Review: Across the Wall SF Site Review: The Abhorsen Trilogy SF Site Review: The Ragwitch Garth Nix at HarperCollins "The Winger knelt and a smaller, man-sized figure in jet-black armour leaped easily off its back, str...| Read Full Review of Shade's Children
Shade sends his children on dangerous missions, promising that they are fighting for a better day.Sep 18 1998 | Read Full Review of Shade's Children
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