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 ...

Topics: Dystopia, Post-Apocalyptic, Robots, Survival, Death, Friendship, Rebellion, Futuristic, Adventurous, Dark, Suspenseful, Futurism, and Speculative Fiction

Published: HarperTeen an imprint of HarperCollins on
ISBN: 9780062003171
List price: $8.99
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