The Toll (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Arc of a Scythe Series #3)

The Toll (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Arc of a Scythe Series #3)

by Neal Shusterman

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This B&N limited edition of The Toll includes exclusive chapter-by-chapter commentary from Neal Shusterman, providing background for characters and scenes and explanations of why he made specific decisions in writing this novel.

From New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman comes the thrilling conclusion to the Printz Honor–winning series Arc of a Scythe.

It’s been three years since Rowan and Citra disappeared; since Scythe Goddard came into power; since the Thunderhead closed itself off to everyone but Grayson Tolliver.

In this pulse-pounding conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe trilogy, constitutions are tested and old friends are brought back from the dead.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781534463684
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 11/05/2019
Series: Arc of a Scythe Series , #3
Edition description: B&N Exclusive Edition
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 2,063
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 2.20(d)
Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Neal Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty award-winning books for children, teens, and adults, including The Unwind Dystology, The Skinjacker trilogy, Downsiders, and Challenger Deep, which won the National Book Award. Scythe, the first book in his newest series Arc of a Scythe, is a Michael L. Printz Honor Book. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows. The father of four children, Neal lives in California. Visit him at and

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The Toll 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I loved this book, and it is a fitting end to the series. It provides just as much food for thought as the others, and the plot never bores. I know it's the end of the series, but I hope we can get mini-stories so we can see where other characters go.
Paul Neville 3 months ago
perfectionlove ityou should read it
Charleigh Roberts 3 months ago
This is a nice end to the series
Mel-Loves-Books 5 months ago
The Toll Review “‘You are a terrible person,’ the Thunderhead said. ‘You are a wonderful person.’ ‘Well, which is it?’ Greyson demanded. And the response, as faint as faint could be, came back to him — not as an answer, but as another question. ‘Why can’t you see that the answer is both?’” The Toll by Neal Shusterman is the final book in the Scythe Trilogy. I am blown away by the direction he took this story. The ending is one I will be contemplating for a long while. I am also still figuring out so many little details and hints that were in this story that I didn’t get until the end. I love stories like this. The effort it must have taken to create this detailed world and add all of these twists, make me realize what a genius Shusterman really is. This is a definite 5 star read for me. “The problem with setting out to change the world was that you were never the only one.”
Anonymous 6 months ago
Incredible series-- I love it so much
Anonymous 6 months ago
This series as a whole is a fantastic read, but I think this book holds the most weight overall. A fine conclusion to a fine series, I couldn't have asked for more.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Thus the arc is complete and what a completion it was. As thrilling as an episode of Game of Thrones. Shusterman gave us the finale we both needed and deserved, unlike the aforementioned television series. Filled with flashback, forethought, and storytelling, The Toll delivers perfectly in threes, a masterful trilogy that capable of rendering you deadish with a single chapter. Buckle up, and enjoy the ride. Enjoy The Toll
TinMinuteBookReviews 7 months ago
The final, and legendary end to the Scythe series was well worth the wait. The Toll by Neal Shusterman is a love letter to the fans of the series. Unlike with most trilogies, all strings were neatly tied up. Shusterman did something that no other author has ever done. He made me care equally as much about side characters as I do for the main ones. I wanted to know about the goings and comings of Toliver. I was interested in Jericho’s adventures. And Thunderhead. The benevolent yet flawed Thunderhead. Always doing what was right, but not always doing it the right way, Thunderhead. I do truly love Thunderhead. This book dissects into three stories. Toliver’s time as “The Toll,” the only person not marked as ‘unsavory,’ and capable of speaking to Thunderhead. Citra’s and Rowan’s separate quests to unmask the new High Blade for the monster that he is. And, Scythe Faraday’s journey to find the fail safe that the original Scythes had put in place just in case their plan for organized gleaning failed. There are chapters centering on Goddard and his crew, but they are not the main drag of the book. All roads seem to lead in different directions, but in the end, every piece of the puzzle fits neatly together to form a deeply satisfying picture. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Bookyogi 9 months ago
How fun would it be to get inside Neal Shusterman’s head for a day just to see how warped it really can get in there. This series is 100% worth it from start to finish. Each character is uniquely flawed for good or bad. I had to have yelled out loud, “I hate Goddard” at least 5 times, and thought it at least 20 times. A great ending to a fantastic series.
WhisperingStories 9 months ago
This series has been a joy to read from start to finish and this final instalment is everything I needed it to be! One of my favourite things about this book is that the layout is a little unconventional and so it keeps your attention rapt. The story covers a wider length of time than in the previous two books, so the story is split into parts. Each chapter alternates between different characters and what they’re getting up to, prefaced by a snippet of either historical documents related to the chapter or conversations with the Thunderhead. It’s this touch that makes the series so fun to read, in my opinion. There’s less of a focus on Rowan and Citra in this book, which I appreciate because it means that the story that regards the fate of all of humanity rests in the hands of a larger group of people rather than just two teenagers. Everyone that’s been introduced in the cast of characters has a role to play in this and the clever plotting that the author has laid down reaches an explosive conclusion. This story contains several dystopian themes, which I find really fascinating. The central one seems to be ‘power corrupts’, and there are so many examples of this throughout the book as well as the ways that some characters are able to wield power without becoming total monsters. The ripple effects of all of the choices of these powerful characters is what causes humanity’s current predicament. As endings go, I don’t think I could have asked for anything more satisfactory. It was unexpected, suspenseful and leaves room for future stories if the author wants to expand. This series is something to be enjoyed by readers of all ages (from teens up, it’s probably a bit heavy with all the semi-graphic murder for younger readers even if I totally would have read this before the age of 10), it manages to convey a very complex story and lines of thought in a compelling series of books.