Teaser Tuesday

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A weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading. Open your current read and chose a two sentence teaser in the hopes it will entice others!

The book:

Shade’s Children by Garth Nix

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Goodreads

The key to survival rests in the hands of Shade’s Children. In a futuristic urban wasteland, evil Overlords have decreed that no child shall live a day past his fourteenth birthday. On that Sad Birthday, the child is the object of an obscene harvest resulting in the construction of a machinelike creature whose sole purpose is to kill.

The mysterious Shade – once a man, but now more like the machines he fights – recruits the few children fortunate enough to escape. With luck, cunning, and skill, four of Shade’s children come closer than any to discovering the source of the Overlords’ power – and the key to their downfall. But the closer the children get, the more ruthless Shade seems to become …

The Teaser:

Gold-eye crouched in a corner under two birdshit-caked blankets, watching the fog streaming through the windows. Sixteen grey waterfalls of wet air cascading in slow motion, one for each of the windows in the railway carriage.

Happy reading everyone 🙂

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