By Neal Shusterman

The New York Times bestselling Arc of a Scythe series continues with thrilling stories that span the timeline. Storylines continue. Origin stories are revealed. And new Scythes emerge...

There are still countless tales of the Scythedom to tell. Centuries passed between the Thunderhead cradling humanity and Scythe Goddard trying to turn it upside down. For years humans lived in a world without hunger, disease, or death with Scythes as the living instruments of population control. Neal Shusterman – along with collaborators David Yoon, Jarrod Shusterman, Sofía Lapuente, Michael H. Payne, Michelle Knowlden, and Joelle Shusterman – returns to the world throughout the timeline of the Arc of a Scythe series. Discover secrets and histories of characters you’ve followed for three volumes and meet new heroes, new foes, and some figures in between. Gleanings shows just how expansive, terrifying and thrilling the world that began with the Printz Honor-winning Scythe truly is.

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 14+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781529509540
  • Published: 10 Nov 2022
  • Price: £8.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 432

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Customer reviews


'Fans of Neal Schusterman’s Arc of a Scythe trilogy will devour this collection of tales from the world of the series, which offers origin stories for both favourite characters and hated foes, introducing new faces along the way. However, its most surprising efforts come from tales that explore issues of humanity—art, love, creation—in a world without death.' ‘Best New YA Books of November 2022’, Paste Magazine

'Wow! This was such an unexpected little treat - and a must read for any fans of the original Arc of a Scythe trilogy. […] I think I'll definitely be revisiting the series at some point, and may well tandem read it alongside some of these short stories to add to the experience. An easy 5 stars!' NetGalley

'I enjoyed these stories and it fascinated me to hear more about the world through a bunch of different authors.' NetGalley

'I absolutely love this Universe, so a collection of short stories featuring some familiar and some new characters is exactly what I needed. Each one is written with the usual style and flair, and I've been inspired to reread the main series again as a result!' NetGalley

'[...] a must read for any fans of the original Arc of a Scythe trilogy.' NetGalley

'A great collection of short stories for lovers of Scythe and for all others as you don’t need to know the universe to appreciate great storytelling.' NetGalley

'Neal Shusterman never disappoints. It feels so good to be back in this world and this was probably one of the best short story collections I have read in a long time!' NetGalley

'I definitely recommend this to fans of the series.' NetGalley

'If you loved the world of the scythe books I highly recommend reading these stories' NetGalley

'Overall a very enjoyable read for already fans of this wonderful world and their beloved characters!' NetGalley

'I think this is a great addition to the series and will definitely bring joy to those already fans of the series and is a nice thing to be able to recommend to people who might just be picking the books up. You get more worldbuilding, more history and just an all round good scythe experience.' NetGalley

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