Monsters of Men: Chaos Walking: Book Three
by Patrick Ness
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Format: Large paperbac
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Teen Fiction. US: Candlewick Press. Large paperbac. Excellent. Book Description In the ri veting conclusion to the acclaimed dystopian series, a boy and gir l caught in the chaos of war face devastating choices that will decide the fate of a world. As a world-ending war surges around them, Todd and Viola face mon strous dec isions. The indigenous Spackle, thinking and acting as one, have mobilized to avenge their murdered people. Ruthless human leaders prepare to defend t heir factions at all costs, even as a convoy of new settlers a pproaches. An d as the ceaseless Noise lays all thoughts bare, the projecte d will of the few threatens to overwhelm the desperate desire of the many. The consequenc es of each action, each word, are unspeakably vast: To foll ow a tyrant or a terrorist? To save the life of the one you love most, or thousands of stra ngers? To believe in redemption, or assume it is lost? Be coming adults amid the turmoil, Todd and Viola question all they have know n, racing through h orror and outrage toward a shocking finale. Editorial R eviews From School Library Journal Gr 9 Up-The first word of this conclusio n to the trilogy is "war, " and war between various factions takes up much o f this book. The action begins immediately and is told from two and then th ree viewpoints with no backstory that might bring readers new to the series up to speed. Todd and Viola attempt to persuade Mayor Prentiss and Mistres s Coyle, respectively, that peace is the better path to the future, peace w ith one another and with the vast army of Spackles that looms above the val ley. Unfortunately, the Mayor and Mistress only want peace that comes with.