“But remember that good intentions pave many roads. Not all of them lead to hell.”
I really enjoyed this book – the concept is fascinating, and although slow at times, I really loved the storyline.
Humanity has conquered death. But space travel proved futile, and so we must subside only on planet Earth. How to tackle over popularisation now that no one dies? Scythes. An Order set aside from the rest of humanity, with the sole purpose of gleaning people to control the population growth. This book follows two teenagers, Citra and Rowan, during their year-long apprenticeship to become ordained Scythes, an apprenticeship neither of them wanted.
There’s intrigue and plotting as the Scythedom has become corrupted by old ideals. Some wonderful worldbuilding. And I adore the little glimpses we get of the Scythes musings through journal entries before chapters, providing some further insight into the world in which Citra and Rowan live.
I loved the final pages, and can’t wait to read the next in the series, Thunderhead.
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