By Sally Howard
Newly-appointed Children’s Laureate Blackman addresses a topical theme in her latest novel - that of truth and transparency between the powers that rule and the citizens who trust them.
The country is divided between the governing Alliance and the rebel Crusaders. The Alliance believes in peace, law and order, protecting its citizens against the violence and cruelty of the Crusaders.
Orphaned 18-year-old Kaspar joins the Alliance elite force, The Guardians, but grows suspicious after a chance encounter with a Crusader ‘terrorist’ who saves his life. Who are the good guys, if he has believed only lies?
There’s lots of detective work, computer hacking, a fledgling love affair and dizzyingly-paced action in this contemporary study of state manipulation.
|Random House Children's Books|