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June 2014 Debut of the Month ***Suitable for 16+ due to strong content A powerful story of the teenagers who are chosen at the Reckoning. It is a coming-of-age ceremony in a society in which everyone’s thoughts can be all too easily heard. Silver Blackthorn is chosen as an Offering at her Reckoning. Is it because she has always been a rebel and is intent on finding ways of circumnavigating the technology which monitors her life? No one knows what happens to the offerings once they have been sent to Windsor Castle. Soon Silver is trapped behind the locked doors of the enormous building. Who can she trust and will she ever find her way out?
In the village of Martindale, hundreds of miles north of the new English capital of Windsor, sixteen-year-old Silver Blackthorn takes the Reckoning. This coming-of-age test not only decides her place in society - Elite, Member, Inter or Trog - but also determines that Silver is to become an Offering for King Victor. But these are uncertain times and no-one really knows what happens to the teenagers who disappear into Windsor Castle. Is being an Offering the privilege everyone assumes it to be, or do the walls of the castle have something to hide? Trapped in a maze of ancient corridors, Silver finds herself in a warped world of suspicion where it is difficult to know who to trust and who to fear. The one thing Silver does know is that she must find a way out ...
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|Publication date:||22nd May 2014|
|Publisher:||Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers, YA readers|
|Genres:||General Fiction, Science Fiction|
|Recommendations:||Debuts of the Month, eBooks, Reviewed by Children|
Kerry Wilkinson was one of two things as a child. If you ask him, he was a well-meaning, slightly hyperactive young man with an active imagination. If you ask his mother and/or teachers, he was a bit of a pain in the bum. Before the age of flat screen televisions, laptops, mobiles phones, hover boards and the internet, there were BBC B Microcomputers and there were real books with actual paper pages. Really! Kerry grew up playing ropey-looking computer games that you needed a keyboard for, being rubbish at football, and reading science fiction and fantasy novels. The Silver ...More About Kerry Wilkinson