Arc of a Scythe Series by Neal Shusterman

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  • Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1)

    Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1)

    Neal Shusterman

    · 58 ratings · published 2017

    Thou shalt kill.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.

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  • Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2)

    Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2)

    Neal Shusterman

    · 45 ratings · published 2018

    Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the chilling sequel to the Printz Honor Book Scythe from New York Times bestseller Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology.The Thunderhead cannot interfere in the affairs of the Scythedom. All it can do is observe—it does not like what it sees. A year has passed since Rowan had gone off grid... more

  • The Toll (Arc of a Scythe #3)

    The Toll (Arc of a Scythe #3)

    Neal Shusterman

    · 41 ratings · published 2019

    From New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman comes the thrilling conclusion to the Printz Honor–winning series Arc of a Scythe.It’s been three years since Rowan and Citra disappeared; since Scythe Goddard came into power; since the Thunderhead closed itself off to everyone but Grayson Tolliver. In this pulse-pounding conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe trilogy, constitutions are tested and old friends are brought back from the dead.

  • Gleanings: Stories from the Arc of a Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #3.5)

    Gleanings: Stories from the Arc of a Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #3.5)

    Neal Shusterman

    · 19 ratings · published 2022

    The Arc of a Scythe series continues with stories that span the timeline. Storylines continue. Origin stories are revealed. And new Scythes emerge...There are still countless tales of the Scythedom to tell. Centuries passed between the Thunderhead cradling humanity and Scythe Goddard trying to turn it upside down. For years humans lived in a world without hunger, disease, or death with Scythes as the living instruments of population control... more

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