Author(s): Garth Nix
A dramatic dystopia, telling a story of courage and companionship in the face of ruthless, hi-tech enemies. Description The Myrmidons were closing in. Soon they would surround him, silver nets shooting out to catch him in their sticky tracery. Then a Winger would come to take him away. Back to the Dorms. Or...straight to the Meat Factory. Gold-Eye turned to face the Myrmidons and hefted his steel spike. 'Kill me!' he screamed at the tall shapes approaching through the fog. 'Kill me!' The city seems empty, but there are people - a desperate few - living precariously among the ruins. They are Shade's Children, and all they have is each other, their Change Talents - and Shade, who masterminds their struggle against the pitiless Overlords. But who, or what, is Shade? And where does his allegiance really lie? A dramatic story of courage and companionship set against savage forces, from the international bestselling author of the Old Kingdom trilogy and the Keys to the Kingdom series.
Winner, Golden Duck Award for Excellence in Children's Science Fiction 1999 Winner, Best Book for Young Adults, American Library Association 1998 Shortlisted, Best Novel, Young Adult Division, Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australia
Garth Nix has worked as a bookseller, book sales representative, publicist, editor, marketing consultant and literary agent. More than 3.5 million copies of his books have been sold around the world and his work has been translated into more than 28 languages. Garth's books include the award-winning fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen and the young adult science fiction novel Shade's Children. His fantasy novels for children include The Ragwitch, the six books of The Seventh Tower sequence, and The Keys To The Kingdom series that begins with the CBC Honour Book Mister Monday. Garth's books have appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly (US), The Bookseller (UK), The Australian and The Sunday Times (UK). He lives in Sydney with his wife and two children.