Thursday 21 August 2008

Book review: Garth Nix - Shade's Children

Name of the book: Shade's Children
Author: Garth Nix
Genre: Fantasy, young adult
Brief review:

This is the first of Garth Nix's books that I have read.  Garth Nix has released several very popular series (The Old Kingdom, The Keys to the Kingdom and The Seventh Tower) but he has also released a couple of single stand alone books.  Shade's Children is one of those books. The book is set in a futuristic city that is controlled by evil Overlords.  Human beings are harvested on their 14th birthdays and they are used as pawns in the Overlord's crazy and meaningless games of strategy. Garth Nix shows great imagination and originality in creating a complex and amazing world of Wingers, Myrmidons, Overlords and Change Talents.  I enjoyed every single page of this book and was sad to see it end. I give it a 5 out of 5.


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