Years after a violent war destroyed much of the world, Kaspar has grown up in a society based on peace and harmony. But beyond the city walls, a vicious band of rebels are plotting to tear this peace apart. It is up to the Guardians - an elite peacekeeping force - to protect the city, without ever resorting to the brutal methods of their enemy. When Kaspar joins the Guardians, he has a chance encounter with a rebel - a beautiful girl named Rhea. Haunted from that moment on by strange visions and memories - memories that could only belong to Rhea - he realises he hasn't been told the truth about what the rebels really want, and what he's really fighting for.
The gripping new novel by award-winning Malorie Blackman, author of the bestselling Noughts & Crosses sequence.
"A fantastic book that had me gripped ... Malorie doesn't just write great stories, she also writes characters that can tell those stories with a real heart in them ... Noble Conflict is just as much a thriller of the mind as well as making your heart race" sisterspooky.co.uk "Malorie's back with a new novel exploring love, violence, trust and betrayal ... highly anticipated" -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller "A brilliant book which I quite literally could not stop reading" -- Clare Poole The Bookseller "Another gripping, thought-provoking read...The essence of war and weaponry, corruption and control is explored making this a pertinent read, and one that resonates in today's society" -- Vanessa Lewis The Bookseller
MALORIE BLACKMAN has written over fifty books and is acknowledged as one of today's most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. She has been awarded numerous prizes for her work, including the Red House Children's Book Award and the Fantastic Fiction Award. Malorie has also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. In 2005 she was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her contribution to children's books, and in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children's literature. She has been described by The Times as 'a national treasure'.