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This is the second double edition in the unmissable Blade series, previously published as Breaking Free and Running Scared. Blade is in danger. He's frightened. His enemies are all around him. And they're closing in. He's got to run, get away. He's always been good at that. But this time it's harder. He's badly wounded. And he's not on his own. 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.
Blade has touched the edge of death. His injuries have left him exposed and vulnerable. Now his enemies have tracked him down and Blade knows they'll show no mercy. If he doesn't get away, he's dead. Mary has told him to give himself up. But it's too late for that now. He's surrounded by big, new dangers, his strength is failing, and all he can do is run...
'..thrilling and exhilarating' - 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
'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
|Publication date:||7th June 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