The Shadow Children sequence is a series of sci-fi/fantasy novels by American author Margaret Peterson Haddix. The series is about a dystopian country that is suffering from food shortages as a result of a drought, while the government attempts to control all of the resources of the country. “Shadow Children” are the third, fourth, fifth (and so on) children in a family, and they are sought after and either imprisoned or killed.

The Shadow Children series began in 1998 with Among the Hidden. The series would run until 2006 when Among the Free was published. Below is a list of Margaret Peterson Haddix’s Shadow Children books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Shadow Children Books


Among the Hidden(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Among the Impostors(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Among the Betrayed(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Among the Barons(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Among the Brave(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Among the Enemy(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Among the Free(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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