Years after a violent war destroyed much of the world, Kaspar has grown up in a society based on peace and harmony. But beyond the city walls, a vicious band of rebels are plotting to tear this peace apart. It is up to the Guardians - an elite peacekeeping force - to protect the city, without ever resorting to the brutal methods of their enemy. When Kaspar joins the Guardians, he has a chance encounter with a rebel - a beautiful girl named Rhea. Haunted from that moment on by strange visions and memories - memories that could only belong to Rhea - he realizes he hasn't been told the truth about what the rebels really want, and what he's really fighting for.
- Hardback | 368 pages
- 142 x 220 x 33mm | 500g
- 06 Jun 2013
- Penguin Random House Children's UK
- Doubleday Children's Books
- London, United Kingdom
"As ever, for Blackman, story is king. The dialogue is vivid, inclusive, full of energy and ribald humour ... her legions of fans have a treat in store" Guardian "A tense plot, convincing world and sassy dialogue demonstrate exceptional storytelling skill" -- Nicolette Jones Sunday Times "Blackman is a terrific storyteller whose strongly drawn characters thrill young readers and draw them into dilemmas about love, loyalty, truth and violence" The Times "Expertly plotted and well-paced, Noble Conflict also touches on telepathy and the ability to turn memory into reality" Independent "Malorie's back with a new novel exploring love, violence, trust and betrayal ... highly anticipated" -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller
About Malorie Blackman
MALORIE BLACKMAN has written over sixty books and is acknowledged as one of today's most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. She has been awarded numerous prizes for her work, including the Red House Children's Book Award and the Fantastic Fiction Award. Malorie has also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. In 2005 she was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her contribution to children's books, and in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children's literature. She has been described by The Times as 'a national treasure'. Malorie Blackman was the Children's Laureate 2013-15.
Our customer reviews
Favourite Quote: "If you fall from the top of the Museum of Light, the last few centimetres are really gonna mess you up, but while you're falling - you might as well enjoy the view." This book was an okay read for me, I had some issues with it and because of that I rate this book 3/5 stars! Let's start with the things I liked, the cover first of all is eye capturing and I actually really like it! In the book I liked the little extracts from the Council's book, they gave you a lot of information about the world and how the society works. As for the actual world, it was okay, nothing special in my opinion. Techonolgy is important in this world and I was completely confused by the computing system that the author tried to explain serveral times but I still have doubts on how it all goes on and because of this I felt lost during points when characters were talking about what they've found! The main character was okay, I felt I liked him better towards the end of the book but my favourite character was Dillion, he was awesome and my favourite quote was actually from him! As for the other characters, I really liked Mac she was quirky and unique, the rest we never really get to know so I don't really have an opinon on them. The plot was one reason a star got took off, it was just so slow for me! It wasn't till the last quarter of the book that I felt excited or interested. There were action scenes but most of the plot was about finding out information and trying to solve a mystery that I didn't find that exicting. As I said the last quarter was very good and probably the only thing that saved this from being a 2/5 stars! Overall it was an okay read, I would recommend this for dystopian fans.show moreby brookexx