Winner, Golden Duck Award for Excellence in Children's Science Fiction 1999 Winner, Best Book for Young Adults, American Library Association 1998 ... Show synopsis Winner, Golden Duck Award for Excellence in Children's Science Fiction 1999 Winner, Best Book for Young Adults, American Library Association 1998 Shortlisted, Best Novel, Young Adult Division, Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction 1997 Shortlisted, Heartland Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature 1999 (US) The Myrmidons were closing in. Soon they would surround him, silver nets shooting out to catch him in their sticky tracery. Then a Winger would come to take him away. Back to the Dorms. Or...straight to the Meat Factory. Gold-Eye thought of that, bile suddenly filling his mouth. Then he turned to face the Myrmidons and hefted his steel spike. 'Kill me!' he screamed at the tall shapes approaching through the fog. 'Kill me!' The city seems empty of human life, but there are people - a desperate few - living precariously among the ruins. They are Shade's Children, and all they have is each other, their Change Talents - and Shade, who masterminds their struggle against the pitiless Overlords. But who, or what, is Shade? And where does his allegiance really lie?