A book based in a far away but plausible future, Scythe is the story of what humans might do if they were able to conquer death through the power of technology. With death no longer being the ultimate threat to humanity, over population takes its place. To combat this, some take on the organized and accepted role of Scythes. If mankind as a whole is a garden, then they are the dutiful gardeners, tasked with the formidable responsibility of picking who to ‘glean’ and who to allow to live. But, with great power comes even greater prospects for missuse.
Citra and Rowan are chosen as scythe apprentices by the Honorable Scythe Faraday, and end up coming face-to-face with a man who in our time would have been considered a serial killer who hunts his victims without any threat of repercussions. When they fear that their own master has fallen victim to this heartless man, Rowan and Citra will stop at nothing to expose the happy killer and bring him to justice.
But, all is not what it seems and the deeper they dig, the more unpleasant secrets they unearth about the Honorable Order of the Scythe with Scythe Faraday having quite a few of his own… A wonderful read with a fresh new take on the future and what places life and death hold in it, Scythe is a highly recommended read.