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This is part one of an unmissable series. Previously published in two parts as Blade: Playing Dead and Blade: Closing In, this is a stunning new package for this groundbreaking series. Narrated by Blade himself, be prepared to enter his world. It's not pretty ...it's urban, real and dangerous. As Blade's story unfolds, readers will become completely hooked by this unforgettable character.
Meet Blade. But be careful. You might not like what you see. He's dangerous. He needs to be. Because there are people who want him dead. It's dog eat dog in his world. Win or die. He thought he was safe. But now they've found out where he is. And they're coming.
"So what am I going to tell you? Not much so don't get excited. You probably want to know my name. Well, that's a bit of a problem. I got loads. But there is one name I like. Everybody called me it in the old days. No one does now cos no one in this city knows it. And that's fine. I don't like to remember. But I do like the name. You can use it if you want. BLADE".
'A remarkable and riveting series.' - Books for Keeps
'A modern classic.' - School Librarian
'Startlingly original - there's nothing like it out there at all. I truly can't praise this series highly enough.' - TheBookbag.co.uk
'stunning new thriller' - Publishing News
'It was a thrilling and exhilarating novel and I would give it 10 out of 10 in a star rating.' - Teen Titles
'As sharp as its title suggests, this is a relentless and brilliant page turner.' - The Bookseller
'Bowler has created a tough, dynamic character who promises plenty of tension, action and attitude.' - Bookfest
'sharply written without a wasted word.' - Independent
|Publication date:||2nd February 2012|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 13+ readers|
Tim was our Guest Editor in February 2011. Click here to see his selections. Tim Bowler is one of the UK’s most compelling and original writers for teenagers. He was born in Leigh-on-Sea and after studying Swedish at University he worked in forestry, the timber trade, teaching and translating before becoming a full-time writer. He lives with his wife in a small village in Devon and his workroom is an old stone outhouse known to friends as ‘Tim’s Bolthole’. Tim has written eighteen books and won fifteen awards, including the prestigious Carnegie Medal for ...More About Tim Bowler