The Blade of Shattered Hope
(Book Three)


James Dashner


The 13th Reality

Cover artist

John Picacio


Young-adult Science Fiction


446 (Hardcover)


Shadow Mountain

Publication date

April 1, 2010



Preceded by

The Hunt for Dark Infinity

Followed by

The Void of Mist and Thunder

The Blade of Shattered Hope is a young-adult science fiction novel by James Dashner. It was published in 2010 by Shadow Mountain Publishing. It is the third book in The 13th Reality series and is written through various point-of-views by different characters.

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Things have changed for Atticus Higginbottom. After the near catastrophe in the Fourth Reality, Tick’s being homeschooled in the fields of science, trying to master the mysterious Chi’karda. But just as he begins to make progress, Mistress Jane reappears, now hideously scarred and much more powerful. She has tapped into the universe’s darkest secret to create the Blade of Shattered Hope, and in her quest to attain a Utopian Reality for the future of mankind, she’s ready to risk billions of lives—including those of Tick’s parents and sisters—to set her plan in motion. Her vengeance knows no bounds and when rumors begin to circulate about the secret scientific experiments taking place at the Factory, Tick and his friends—Sato, Sofia, and Paul—are faced with their most dangerous task yet. And they must not fail; for if they do, the entire universe could cease to exist.

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