The Pale (The Chronicles of The Pale #1)

(9 customer reviews)

The Outside can be a dangerous place. But so can the inside.

It’s been years since the original cataclysm, but life has been structured, peaceful, and most of all uneventful in the Pale. The humachine citizens welcome the order provided by their ruler, the baleful Regent. However, when one of their own rescues a human boy, Hector, from ravenous ferals on the Outside, their careful systems are turned upside down.

As Hector grows more and more human-strange, the citizens of the Pale grow uneasy. What will happen when the Outside tries to get in?

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Book Details

Weight 390 g
Dimensions 229 × 152 mm

256 pages






Dystopian, Science Fiction

Release date

15 September 2017




Odyssey Books

About The Author

Clare Rhoden

Clare Rhoden

Clare Rhoden is a writer, blogger and book reviewer. Inspired by politics, culture, and history, Clare writes thoughtful stories about characters with heart and soul. From immersive world-building in science fiction and fantasy, to well-researched details in historical novels, Clare's books pivot on hope and love in the darkest of times.

Clare lives in Melbourne Australia with her husband and their very clever spoodle.

9 reviews for The Pale (The Chronicles of The Pale #1)

  1. JBronderBookReviews

    This was a wonderful dystopian world, I just loved it.

  2. Jessica Belmont Book Reviews

    WOW. Wow. Wow. The Pale blew my mind. It’s a post-apocalyptic story with incredible world building, characters and all around writing.

  3. Terror Tree Book Reviews

    This dystopian story is not your predictable good v evil and it is a story that will draw you in. You will want to carry on reading it to find out what is going to happen to the world, groups and characters.

  4. Rosie Writes Book Reviews

    The world is imaginative, the world-building comprehensively thought through and the characters engaging.

  5. Donna’s Book Blog

    It is 5 stars from me for this one, it had an excellent plot, brilliant characters and the pace was perfect – the author has a brilliant imagination and she has done a cracking job with this book and story, everything about it worked brilliantly for me!!

  6. Made Up Book Reviews

    This was a gripping and fun ride from start to end! A new take on a dystopian future that had me engaged start to end, looking forwards to finding what was to come.

  7. Cheryl MM Reviews

    It’s a fascinating post-apocalyptic fantasy with a leaning towards speculative fiction.

  8. Curled Up With a Good Book

    This is definitely one for the fantasy fans out there! Definitely recommended from me and can’t wait to read book 2!

  9. Reading Time Journal of CBCA

    … a world of biomachines, talking and civilized canines, ferals and complicated futuristic technologies in such a way that captivated me from the start.

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