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Reckoning (#1 Silver Blackthorn)

Kerry Wilkinson



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01 June 2014
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Science fiction; General fiction (Children's&YA); Science fiction (Children's&YA); Future Society; Post Holocaust Sci-Fi; Society; Young Adult; Young Adult Science Fiction
The first book in the gripping Silver Blackthorn Trilogy by bestselling author Kerry Wilkinson.

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 ...

PRAISE FOR THE SERIES A strong voice and an intricate endgame Publisher's Weekly Hand this one to teens who have finished Lauren Oliver's Delirium and Alexandra Bracken's The Darkest Minds to keep them contentedly reading Voya Magazine An incredible story which is so cleverly written . . . Silver is just kick ass! Book Nook
By:   Kerry Wilkinson
Imprint:   Pan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   308g
ISBN:   9781447235309
ISBN 10:   1447235304
Series:   Silver Blackthorn
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   01 June 2014
Recommended Age:   16
Audience:   Young adult ,  General/trade ,  Preschool (0-5) ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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, mobile 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 Blackthorn trilogy is Kerry's first fantasy work. His other series, the Jessica Daniel crime books, are also published by Pan Macmillan. He is also definitely not a pain in the bum. For more information about Kerry and his books visit his website: or

Reviews for Reckoning (#1 Silver Blackthorn)

'I finished this one, came out of the book daze, looked around me and realised I'd have to wait to find out what happens next . . . WAIT?' * Liz Loves Books * 'This was an incredible book, I flew through it, and I cannot wait to see where Silver takes us next' * * 'Reckoning is addictive . . . Most certainly a strong contender to The Hunger Games - I have a feeling this trilogy will be just as popular and talked about' * * 'I was hooked plain and simple' * Much Loved Books *

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