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Noble Conflict

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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 realises he hasn't been told the truth about what the rebels really want, and what he's really fighting for.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 23mm | 255g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • n/a
  • 0552554626
  • 9780552554626
  • 304,885

Review quote

"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 *show more

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.show more

Review Text

"Blackman is a terrific storyteller whose strongly drawn characters thrill young readers and draw them into dilemmas about love, loyalty, truth and violence"show more

Back cover copy

Kaspar always knew that he wanted to grow up and fight the violent rebels who threaten to destroy his homeland. Losing his parents made him even more determined. Rhea is a rebel, with her own reasons for joining the fight. When Kaspar meets her - one of the people he has been taught to hate - he feels a powerful connection to this beautiful, mysterious girl, and is haunted by strange memories that could only belong to her. Delving deeper into Rhea's mind, he realizes he hasn't been told the truth about what the rebels really want - or what he's really fighting for.show more

Rating details

983 ratings
3.66 out of 5 stars
5 22% (220)
4 35% (343)
3 32% (315)
2 8% (82)
1 2% (23)
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