Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Children's Crusade (The Afterblight Chronicles, #9)” as Want to Read:
Children's Crusade (The Afterblight Chronicles, #9)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Children's Crusade

(The Afterblight Chronicles #9)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  90 ratings  ·  9 reviews
The orphaned children of post-Cull Britain have always been easy prey for gangs, cults and killers. But now something has changed. Organised teams are roaming the country, taking children from their homes and villages, spiriting them away into the night. Jane Crowther is willing to risk everything to rescue them, but to save the children, Jane must confront the woman she ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 29th 2010 by Abaddon
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Children's Crusade, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Children's Crusade

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.12  · 
Rating details
 ·  90 ratings  ·  9 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Children's Crusade (The Afterblight Chronicles, #9)
Rosie G
Jul 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, apocalyptic, own
In the last book in Andrews' contribution to the Afterblight Chronicles no punches are pulled. This is a post-apocalyptic world where death and danger is commonplace and no one is safe. What I really loved about this series is how we got to see the characters grow and change over the trilogy and not necessarily in a positive way. In a world surrounded by violence, and killing to survive, all the characters are changed and this is the crux of the book. Whoever they were before The Cull they have ...more
C.J. Mugleston
This is the incredibly bloody, meat-grindy conclusion to the tale of st. marks school for boys and no one is safe. I mean no one. I wish there was more.
Brad T.
Jan 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013, prepper-fiction
I loved book 1 and book 2 but I just liked book 3. Book 3 had some issues that nagged at me.

More so than the previous books, this one shifted the POV too quickly and without good transitions. There were several instances of confusion as I tried to track which character POV i was following at the beginning of each chapter or even within a chapter. I think this could easily be resolved through the use of a character name at the beginning of each chapter or section. Using the pronoun "I" leaves you
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ah - finally - the end of the series. I must say, the most difficult part of this book is that the author absolutely does not feel bad about killing off favorite or main characters. So be prepared. That said - in this book, the reader is given the back-story to Kate/Jane. There are some new players -- the hood army from Nottingham. (Get it - Robin Hood of Nottingham...) Our heroes, Lee, Jane, Tariq and John are hunting the "snatchers" - people who are mysteriously kidnapping children all over ...more
May 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This novel is a fantastic ending to an extraordinary trilogy.These three Afterblight novels should be on everybody's science fiction must read list.It is so well written, and has such insight into the reaction of people to horrific situations,that it should just be on everybody's must read list, science fiction lovers or not.Thank you, Mr. Andrews!
Oct 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Afterblight Chronicles are a series of mostly unconnected novels by largely different authors, writing about different characters, all of which takes place in a world where anyone who isn't of the blood group 'o' has died in the cull.

Now you'll have noticed the 'mostly' and the 'largely' in the my opening there, as two of the authors in the series have not only written sequels but third books in their threads, and this is the conclusion of one of those with the other - by Paul Kane-
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The culmination of the trilogy in the Afterblight Chronicles by this author. I didn't realize til the end of this that the trilogy belongs to a universe originated by another author. The publisher solicited authors to add to the 'verse with their own stories. The chronology of this series is spaced out through the middle as it existed at the time this was published. The author gives the precise order at the end of this book.

Considering that I've been a fiend lately for all kinds of dystopian
Helena Sheibler
Mar 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Highest death count. Killed my favorite character and waaaay too much time spent in flash back mode. 1st book was definitely the best but eh, for the sake of completion.....
rated it really liked it
Dec 27, 2017
Matthew Stanley
rated it it was amazing
Sep 14, 2014
Badea Maria
rated it it was amazing
Jan 18, 2015
rated it it was amazing
Aug 17, 2013
Bumble Meows
rated it it was amazing
Apr 30, 2015
Shannon M.
rated it it was amazing
Dec 04, 2012
rated it really liked it
Jun 27, 2014
Belen Beltran
rated it it was amazing
Oct 15, 2016
Rick James
rated it liked it
Nov 01, 2013
Kaitlyn Concilio
rated it liked it
May 29, 2015
Sostanna Tung
rated it it was amazing
Nov 07, 2019
rated it liked it
Jun 22, 2015
steve McQueen
rated it really liked it
Jan 15, 2016
Clare Carruthers
rated it really liked it
Oct 11, 2016
Brook Tobey
rated it really liked it
Mar 30, 2013
rated it liked it
Mar 19, 2013
rated it it was amazing
Oct 18, 2013
Lisa Perry
rated it really liked it
Nov 18, 2017
Chris Kerr
rated it really liked it
Mar 31, 2013
rated it liked it
Jan 25, 2012
rated it liked it
Jul 04, 2018
Peter Harris
rated it really liked it
Dec 30, 2011
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • History of Wolves
  • The Here and Now
  • Dragon Slayer of Trondheim (The Story of Owen, #1)
  • The Girl with the Red Balloon (The Balloonmakers, #1)
  • Birthday
  • The Spy with the Red Balloon (The Balloonmakers, #2)
  • Spider-Man: Torment
  • The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, #1)
  • Feedback (Newsflesh, #4)
  • Death in a Wine Dark Sea
  • Deadline (Newsflesh Trilogy, #2)
  • The Incredible Hulk: Ground Zero
  • Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1)
  • Blackout (Newsflesh Trilogy, #3)
  • Journal of the Plague Year: An Omnibus of Post-Apocalyptic Tales (The Afterblight Chronicles, #13-15)
  • Treasure Island
  • A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3)
  • A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic, #2)
See similar books…
Scott K. Andrews has written episode guides, magazine articles, film and book reviews, comics, computer games, audio plays for Big Finish, far too many blogs, some poems you will never read, and a whole bunch of novels. He's online at

Other books in the series

The Afterblight Chronicles (1 - 10 of 20 books)
  • The Culled (The Afterblight Chronicles, #1)
  • Kill or Cure (The Afterblight Chronicles, #2)
  • School's Out (The Afterblight Chronicles, #3)
  • Dawn Over Doomsday (The Afterblight Chronicles, #4)
  • Arrowhead (The Afterblight Chronicles, #5)
  • Operation Motherland (The Afterblight Chronicles, #6)
  • Death Got No Mercy (The Afterblight Chronicles, #7)
  • Broken Arrow (The Afterblight Chronicles, #8)
  • Arrowland (The Afterblight Chronicles, #10)
  • Blood Ocean (The Afterblight Chronicles, #11)

News & Interviews

Some people love books. Some people fall in love. And some people fall in love with books about falling in love. Every month our team sorts thro...
43 likes · 11 comments