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Noble Conflict

Noble Conflict [Kindle Edition]

Malorie Blackman
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"As ever, for Blackman, story is king. The dialogue is vivid, inclusive, full of energy and ribald humour ... her legions of fans have a treat in store" Guardian "A tense plot, convincing world and sassy dialogue demonstrate exceptional storytelling skill" -- Nicolette Jones Sunday Times "Blackman is a terrific storyteller whose strongly drawn characters thrill young readers and draw them into dilemmas about love, loyalty, truth and violence" The Times "Expertly plotted and well-paced, Noble Conflict also touches on telepathy and the ability to turn memory into reality" Independent "Malorie's back with a new novel exploring love, violence, trust and betrayal ... highly anticipated" -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller

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The gripping new novel by award-winning Malorie Blackman, author of the bestselling Noughts & Crosses sequence.

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Malorie Blackman is acknowledged as one of today's most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. The novels in her Noughts & Crosses sequence have won several awards, including the Red House Children's Book Award, and she has won many other awards for her books. Both Hacker and Thief! won the Young Telegraph/Gimme 5 Award - Malorie is the only author to have won this award twice - while Hacker also won the WH Smith Mind-Boggling Books Award in 1994.

Her work has appeared on screen, with Pig-Heart Boy, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, being adapted into a BAFTA-winning TV serial. Malorie has also written a number of titles for younger readers including Cloud Busting, which won the Smarties Silver Award, The Monster Crisp Guzzler and Whizziwig. In 2005, Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children's books. In 2008, she was then honoured with an OBE for her services to Children's Literature.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Noble Conflict - Malorie Blackman 1 Dec 2013
Originally posted at Miss Inga Page.

Malorie Blackman, award-winning author of the Noughts and Crosses series, has recently released her newest book. Playing to one of the many strengths of these prior works, Noble Conflict is set in a dystopian future, after a violent war destroyed everything that formed the world we know today. Kaspar, our protagonist, wants to join the Guardians - a team dedicated to maintaining the peace against the rebel Crusaders. Inspired by his Guardian parents, Kaspar quickly comes face-to-face with a rebel insurgent. After discovering some horrific truths about the world in which he lives, Kaspar enlists the help of his most trusted colleagues to help to put things right. However, he soon realises that not everything is as it seems.

I will be the first to admit that I picked this novel up purely on the back of the Noughts and Crosses series. I read the whole sequence at least three times as a teenager, and have recently loaned the books to a friend after raving about them to her when I learned that there was going to be a new Blackman novel. Although it has been a few years since I last read the books, and some of the finer details of the plot have slipped my mind, I can still distinctly remember how it made me feel! I loved them, and therefore expected something similar from Noble Conflict.

First things first, Noble Conflict has got an infinitely more masculine feel to it than the Noughts and Crosses novels. Whilst Noughts and Crosses has a strong focus on Sephy and Callum, and the implications of their relationship, Noble Conflict puts the conflict at the very forefront. There is a hint of a romance, and even of a love triangle, but friendship (and doing what is right) comes first. The romance is not a central part of the plot.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read 25 July 2013
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Seemed to be a bit short and went in quickly but I suppose that may be because I couldn't put the kindle down. An excellent book and I do recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing dystopian epic 7 July 2013
Yet another totally gripping, epic and amazing work from Malorie Blackman. I cannot recommend this enough to all readers who love Dystopian literature and, in fact, to anyone who loves to read at all! Following the War to end all wars the Alliance are protecting their lands and people by employing a force of highly trained Guardians as a peacekeeping force. Kaspar joins the Guardians following in his parents' footsteps in his wish to protect his fellow citizens from the attacks by the Insurgents from the Badlands. However soon Kaspar begins to suspect that all he has been told about their history and wish to live in peace is not absolutely true. The more he is sucked into trying to understand what has really happened to the Alliance citizens and the Insurgents, the more danger he finds himself in. A really powerful and well written story you won't be able to put down!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book 21 July 2013
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I would suggest this to any reader who enjoyed reading noughts and crosses.
Buy This Book.
It is too good to miss out on.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read but not an 'easy read' 10 Jun 2013
Having eagerly awaited a new book by Malorie Blackman I was not disappointed. This book has many levels and could simply be read as an exciting futuristic adventure but it is much more than that. It is a thought-provoking read and will appeal to adult readers as well as the Y/A audience. Any book by Malorie is worth reading and this all the more so. I will not spoil anyone's enjoyment of this book by detailing the plot or characters. Read between the lines and make up your own mind.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Noble Conflict 12 July 2014
By Sarah (Feeling Fictional) TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
In a future where nuclear explosions caused shifts in the earth's tectonic plates and made large areas of land uninhabitable society has been split in two. You have the Alliance who have built a protective city to keep their citizens safe, they are all about peace and want to live in harmony but they are under constant attack from the Crusaders who want to steal their city. The Crusaders are the ones who caused the devastation to the land and their actions forced them into a nomadic lifestyle where they are struggling to survive in the dessert.

Kaspar's parents were some of the most respected Guardian's for the Alliance and he wants nothing more than to follow in their footsteps. He has just completed the Guardian training program and is now determined to do whatever it takes to keep the city safe from the Crusader terrorists. It's not easy to fight an enemy who has guns and bombs when you're only allowed to disarm them and not kill them though. Kaspar has spent his whole life wanting to become a Guardian but now he's achieved that goal he starts to realise that not everything is what it first seems and the terrorists may not be quite as bad as he has always been told. When a terrorist saves his life rather than kill him it makes him question everything but uncovering the truth may not be an easy thing to do.

Noble Conflict is a very fast paced story with plenty of twists and turns that will surprise readers along the way. I enjoyed reading the story from Kaspar's point of view, he's a character with a strong sense of right and wrong who refuses to just believe everything he is told when the evidence shows different. He has the brains to question his orders and the courage to investigate the issue.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Thought-provoking dystopia that addresses actual problems in society.
Set in a future society, there are two groups of people: The expansionist Crusaders and the peaceful Alliance. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Bibliophilic Geek
4.0 out of 5 stars ... read it yet but Malorie Blackman's books are always excellent.
Not had time to read it yet but Malorie Blackman's books are always excellent.
Published 10 days ago by Miss Jenny Leworthy
3.0 out of 5 stars not as good as noughts an crosses
noble conflict is a book for extreme readers. it contains complicated words and is quite dull. Noughts and crosses is amazing and i read all of Malories books. Read more
Published 21 days ago by langaard
5.0 out of 5 stars A Xmas present request
This book was enjoyed by my 14 year old granddaughter and her friend. Both were excited at the idea of a new Malorie Blackman book. Read more
Published 4 months ago by B. A. Woodford
4.0 out of 5 stars A great read
It was a bit of a slow starter, but once I got into the story I really enjoyed it. The plot was exciting, the twist unexpected and the characters interesting. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Lorna H
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for me
If you know me at all you will know that I love Malorie Blackman. Her Noughts and Crosses series is still in my top 5 series of all time and I can't see that ever changing. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Barmy_Bex
5.0 out of 5 stars Blackman's done it again.
If you have read noughts and crosses, then you will know exactly what I'm talking about, the Literacy laureate's works are renowned for good reason, this book has been structured... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mr. Tips!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Noble Conflict
Bought for my daughter aged 11. She had already read the Noughts & Crosses series. Really enjoyed these books and wanted more! Read more
Published 9 months ago by Jinesa
5.0 out of 5 stars Noble conflict
This novel was absolutely brilliant!!! I couldn't put it down there were so many twists and turns. definitely one worth reading.
Published 9 months ago by Evan Ward
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Fantastic book for ages 12 and above.
Recommended for everyone 12 above who is a fan of reading and especially malorie blackman fans.
Could not put it down
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