Childhood's End Characters

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Reinhold

Reinhold, an American scientist, builds a space shuttle to compete with Russia to be the first in space flight. He fled Europe during World War II for America, and is only in the first chapter of the book.

Konrad Schneider

Konrad Schneider is the Russian scientist competing with Reinhold to be the first to travel in space. They were friends and colleagues during World War II in Prussia. He is only included in the first chapter of the book.

The Overlords

The Overlords are the mysterious beings that invade Earth. They keep their identity a secret for the first fifty-five years of occupation. The Overlords' appearance is that of the Devil. They are covered in a hard, black shell, and have horns, small leathery wings and a barbed tail. Large in stature, they exude an acidic smell. The Overlords are also sensitive to sunlight, wearing sunglasses whenever outdoors...

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