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Gleanings: Stories from the Arc of a Scythe

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age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 12+

A return to the Arc of the Scythe world!

In a future world where death and illness have become elminated by a benevolent AI, the only death which the human race knows comes through the order of Scythes. Highly trained and held to a high moral code, these men and women have few boundaries. However, they are still human and are susceptible to corruption and ego. This is a collection of stories about the various Scythes and their good, bad, and absurd moments as bringers of death. This series is amazing and everyone wanted more. This collection from Shusterman gives readers a chance to revisit known and new characters across the Arc of the Scythe world. Like the other books in the Arc of the Scythe series, this book is full of themes to explore and characters to loathe and like.
age 13+
age 13+

Array of stories set in the Scythedom

This is a book of short stories set in the Scythedom. Definitely read Scythe, Thunderhead, and The Toll before reading Gleanings. Many of the stories contemplate a life of limited time or a life with unlimited time. There are a couple of fun stories with new characters. There are also stories with familiar characters.