The Internet’s Wildest Fan Theories about the Finale of Neal Shusterman’s Arc of the Scythe Trilogy

July 17, 2019
Annika Voss

At the end of Neal Shusterman’s Thunderhead we all felt a bit like this:

Now we’re only a few months away from the release of The Toll and we need answers!

So we decided to throw on our detective hats and do a bit of investigating and theorizing on what we think will happen. Every Holmes needs a Watson, so we asked you the fans for help finding all the clues that were hidden in the book cover. Here are our findings.

Before we move forward, if you need a recap of everything that happened in Scythe and Thunderhead, we’ve got you covered! Check out our Scythe recap as well as our Thunderhead recap for all the info!

The Internet’s Wildest Fan Theories about the Finale of Neal Shusterman’s Arc of the Scythe Trilogy

We started off slow and asked: what’s the craziest thing you think will happen?

Well now, that WOULD be shocking.

Please go on, we’re invested now!


I think this theory might be right on the money.


Next we asked about the title. Do you know what it refers to?

There always seems to be a price to be paid.

Uh oh! Do we have another Avengers Infinity War situation on our hands?

That’s ok! I’m right there with you!




We were curious about figures on the cover: who are they?

I think we found the winner!

And now I’m hungry.


Next we asked about the silver shape behind the figure in purple. Do you know what it is?

Well someone was being cheeky.


Finally we asked: what do you think these colors on the cover mean?

Oh! Well, make sure to be on the look out for evil lurking! ?


Everybody brace yourselves!


Someone (the editor of the book) knows!! PLEASE TELL US WE’RE BEGGING YOU!


PolandbananasBOOKS brought up some pretty intense theories in her recap of Thunderhead and has us thinking Greyson? Is? Jesus???

So, what do you think will happen in The Toll? Do you agree with these theories? Let us know on social @SimonTeen!


Also be sure to check out EW’s exclusive first look at The Toll and maybe it’ll help you come up with some more theories!

Bye for now!

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