By Neal Shusterman

The dark and thrilling sequel to Scythe, the New York Times sci-fi bestseller.

The stakes are high in this chilling sci-fi thriller, in which professional scythes control who dies. Everything else is out of human control, managed by the Thunderhead. It's a perfect system – until it isn't. It’s been a year since Rowan went off-grid. Hunted by the Scythedom, he has become an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes in a trial by fire. Citra, meanwhile, is forging her path as Scythe Anastasia, gleaning with compassion. However, conflict within the Scythedom is growing by the day, and when Citra’s life is threatened, it becomes clear that there is a truly terrifying plot afoot. The Thunderhead observes everything, and it does not like what it sees. Will it intervene? Or will it simply watch as this perfect world begins to unravel?

  • The sequel to New York Times bestseller Scythe, which was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016. Scythe has received five starred reviews in the US and is also the winner of a Michael L. Printz Honor. Universal has optioned the film rights.
  • Thunderhead has already received three starred reviews in the US, with Booklist praising Neal Shusterman for achieving "that most difficult of feats: a sequel that surpasses its predecessor".
  • "Pretty much a perfect teen adventure novel [...] Over the years, I've heard many books touted as the successor to Hunger Games, but Scythe is the first one that I would really, truly stand behind, as it offers teens a complementary reading experience to that series rather than a duplicate one. Like Hunger Games, Scythe invites readers to both turn pages quickly but also furrow their brows over the ethical questions it asks [...] It asks enough difficult questions to stick in the mind, but it never asks them at the expense of pacing or story." Maggie Stiefvater on Scythe.

About the author

Neal Shusterman is an award-winning author whose books include the New York Times bestselling Unwind series and Challenger Deep, which won a National Book Award. He also writes screenplays for film and television, for shows such as Goosebumps and Animorphs. He lives in Southern California with his four children. Follow him on Twitter: @NealShusterman

ISBN: 9781406379532
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 1, 2018
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 528pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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