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- Listening Length: 9 hours and 9 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 6 Mar. 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BPWE210
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Without a doubt, this is a masterpiece from Garth Nix. The writing has a sense of urgency, unwinding the story at an incredible pace and keeping the reader hooked. Emotions and instincts play a major part in a story that is sinister and somehow very adult in its outlook.
This book is better suited to older readers, teenagers or above, but is a must-read for adult Nix fans.
A warning to younger readers. This book isn't just scary, it is truly terrifying. I'm a big fan of Garth Nix and after i had finished reading the amazing Abhorsen Trilogy i was eager to try out more of his work and so got this.
Wow! What a surprise i got, this is a far more mature book, and while still aimed at a young audience, it deals with much, much darker themes than the aforementioned trilogy. To give you an overall idea of the feel of the book, imagine the film 28 Days Later. It is a world like that, devoid of almost all human life, where those remaining must be constantly wary of things ready to kill them in an instant. The world of Shade's Children is 100 times more terrible, mutant-cyborg creatures controlled by a mysterious force patrol the land making any kind of travel night-on-impossible.
The only remainder of the human population are enslaved by these creatures, and when children reach a certain age, they are taken away, killed, and their body parts used to make more 'creatures'. This vision alone is terrifying but as you will discover when you read the book, far worse is yet to come.
You follow the character of Gold-Eye in his escape from enslavement and struggle to survive in the remnanats of a shattered world. The plot is tense in the constant threat of danger that permeates every scene and believe me, if a book was ever deserving of the title 'unputtdownable' it is this one - seriously, i was addicted. Fans of stuff like Lost, Doctor Who, Torchwood and Heroes will love this kind of sci-fi-esque material and the way you gradually discover answers to questions throughout the novel. Many of the answers are provided in flash-back esque recordings, again, very Lost-esque and don't intrude with the plot at all.Read more ›
No matter what age you are if you like reading youll finish this within days
This story is told in the life of Golden Eye a young boy who escapes the dormitories. He is rescued from creatures by 3 other people who belong to a group that is under control of Shade, a human personality inside a machine.Golden Eye joins them to help save the world and return it to normal.
This story is full of action that lasts the entire time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
excellent book well worth a read ..
would make a good /fantastic film ...
its a shame garth only did the one book on this story line .. Read more
The "Seventh Tower" series was a richly imagined adventure with a wizardy undercurrent. The "Keys to the Kingdom" was an especially rewarding time/dimensional... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Ancient Mariner
Not what I was expecting. Very different and dark tale. I really enjoyed this book and the people in it. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Andrew
Completely satisfied! A very compelling storyline, beautifully wrote to create a vivid image of each scene. Enjoyed throughout.Published 17 months ago by Matthew
I did not put this book down it was amazing and I was gripped from the start. My only grievance was that it was not longer. Read morePublished 22 months ago by sabrina
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