Narrator: Greg Tremblay
Series: Arc of the Scythe #2
Published by Audible on January 9, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction Fantasy
Length: 13 hours, 2 minutes
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The Thunderhead cannot interfere in the affairs of the Scythedom. All it can do is observe—it does not like what it sees.
A year has passed since Rowan had gone off grid. Since then, he has become an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes in a trial by fire. His story is told in whispers across the continent.
As Scythe Anastasia, Citra gleans with compassion and openly challenges the ideals of the “new order.” But when her life is threatened and her methods questioned, it becomes clear that not everyone is open to the change.
Will the Thunderhead intervene?
Or will it simply watch as this perfect world begins to unravel?
For some reason, I thought Thunderhead was the sequel to Scythe and it was the end of the Arc of a Scythe series. After I finished reading, I went to look because, man, it can NOT end there. I wouldn’t call it a cliffhanger but there is so much more I want to know.
I don’t know how much I can say without spoiling. The world, the characters, the plot were all so good. Everyone has multiple facets to their character and aren’t just cliche, even the villains. The bad guys had too much the way they wanted because they don’t follow the rules.
But we have Rowan, who is also not following the rules, to help even things out. He and Citra do not spend much time together in this story. Citra is so strong and compassionate. She makes a difference in this world.
We also have Greyson who is an interesting counterpoint to the story with the Thunderhead. A main character and narrator for our story is the Thunderhead. The Thunderhead is an AI – who skirts the rules just a bit to make things happen. But he can’t interfere with the Scythes and the world loses its balance when they open new history to it.
I was very happy to come back to this world with Greg Tremblay. He made it easy to bring the characters back to my mind as well as my feelings. I was able to listen at 1.5x speed which is new for me. The different voices for different characters were great, particularly the non-emotional tone for The Thunderhead.
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2018 Audiobook Challenge
- 2018 New Release Challenge