Hive’s Author of the Month for June: Malorie Blackman

Our Author of the Month on Hive for June is award-winning children’s author, Malorie Blackman.

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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’.

Her new title, The Noble Conflict, will be published on 6th June 2013.

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 realizes he hasn’t been told the truth about what the rebels really want, and what he’s really fighting for.

You can read a sneak preview of the Noble Conflict prologue on the Malorie Blackman website and don’t forget to check out the Noble Conflict trailer!

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You can see our dedicated page to Malorie Blackman right here

A Noble Conflict is available for pre-order on Hive here

https://www.youtube.com/embed/U42Dl6O81bI?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent

 

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