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Humanity has conquered death. At first glance an intriguing idea but terrifying under closer scrutiny. For Citra Terranova and Rowan Damisch this is the unquestioned reality of their world. But with the carefree way of living comes a problem of ever increasing overpopulation. This is where Scythes come in. An elite group of P... Humanity has conquered death. At first glance an intriguing idea but terrifying under closer scrutiny. For Citra Terranova and Rowan Damisch this is the unquestioned reality of their world. But with the carefree way of living comes a problem of ever increasing overpopulation. This is where Scythes come in. An elite group of People devoted to kill or ‘glean’ a given number of lives per year so that a healthy number of people living on earth can be maintained. One of such Scythes is the Honorable Scythe Michael Faraday - for all Scythes are named after esteemed and historic figures - who when he chooses them as his apprentices to train under him changes Rowan’s and Citra’s lives forever. For there are also those among the Scythes who do not uphold the same high moral standards as Faraday... It’s quite a bold concept but executed with great forethought and attention to detail. Grounded characters in a world that could have been otherworldly or unbelievable but manage to make sense and convey a sense of reality and compelling complexity.
Arc of a Scythe: Volume 1
Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology.
A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.
Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.
Scythe is the first novel of a thrilling new series by National Book Award–winning author Neal Shusterman in which Citra and Rowan learn that a perfect world comes only with a heavy price.
Neal Shusterman is the
New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty award-winning books for children, teens, and adults, including the Unwind dystology, the Skinjacker trilogy,
Challenger Deep, which won the National Book Award.
Scythe, the first book in his latest series, Arc of a Scythe, is a Michael L. Printz Honor Book. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows. Neal is the father of four, all of whom are talented writers and artists themselves. Visit Neal at StoryMan.com and Facebook.com/NealShusterman.