The Silver Blade
Written by Sally Gardner
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Shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2009
The dramatic, horrific and sometimes romantic events of the French
Revolution, which Sally Gardner so brilliantly portrayed in The Red Necklace
are moved on a stage in this equally vivid and richly imagined sequel, yet stand-alone novel, which allows those already hooked to the exploits of the fascinating and compelling characters to really engage in a turbulent time in world history. Yet those who have not read The Red Necklace will be equally drawn into the quality and richness of the story and the superb characterisation. As well as providing a terrific insight into a brutal and sometimes horrific period of European history the reader will find many threads - secrets, magic, heroism and murder as well as a touching love story - to keep them turning the pages to the very end.
Meg Rosoff on The Silver Blade:
"The Silver Blade is a tale of swashbuckling heroics, a tragedy dripping with blood and loss, a delicious loves story set in the whirling heart of the French Revolution."
Meg Rosoff on the author, Sally Gardner:
"I bow to her storytelling brilliance."
The Silver Blade by Sally Gardner
With Sido safely in England and the Terror at it's height, Yann returns to France to smuggle out aristocratic refugees who will otherwise face the guillotine. But when Sido is kidnapped, he must use all his strength and courage to outwit the evil Count Kalliovski, and rescue her for a second time. Set against a vivid historical background, prize winning author Sally Gardner brings to life the horrors of the French Revolution in this breath-taking adventure, complete with intrepid heroism and a touching love story.
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23rd April 2009
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