Shade's Children

Shade's Children

Garth Nix

Book 1.0 of Shades Children

Language: English

Publisher: HarperTeen

Published: Nov 15, 1997

Words: 70776
Pages: 302

Description:

The Key to Survival Rests in the Hands of Shade's ChildrenIf you're lucky, you live to fight another day.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 machine like 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