The Silver Blade
By Sally Gardner
The page-turning sequel to Sally Gardner's novel of the French revolution, THE RED NECKLACE, and the conclusion to Yann and Sido's story.
With Sido safely in England and the Terror at it's height, Yann returns to France to smuggle out aristocratic refugees who will otherwise face the guillotine. But when Sido is kidnapped, he must use all his strength and courage to outwit the evil Count Kalliovski, and rescue her for a second time.
Set against a vivid historical background, prize winning author Sally Gardner brings to life the horrors of the French Revolution in this breath-taking adventure, complete with intrepid heroism and a touching love story. Perfect for 9+ readers and fans of The Red Necklace and I, Coriander.
Sally Gardner is an award-winning novelist from London. Her books have been translated into 22 languages and have sold more than 1 million copies in the UK. Sally continues to be an avid spokesperson for dyslexia awareness, working to change the way it is perceived by society. She was recently awarded the CARNEGIE MEDAL and the COSTA BOOK AWARD.
Visit her website at http://www.sallygardner.net, and follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheSallyGardner and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SallyGardner.Author
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23 Apr 2009
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Orion Children's Books
Another fast-moving, action-packed page-turner — The Bookseller
An exciting, original read — The Observer
Breathtaking — Mizz
Never loses pace from the start until its dramatic end ... a romantic adventure with a very dark side — South China Morning Post
Gardner just keeps getting stranger and better — The Daily Telegraph
It is hard to imagine a contemporary work of children's historical fiction more superbly conceived or more engagingly written. Highly recommended — Books for Keeps
Shiveringly romantic. dramatic and gripping — The Lady
Sweeps the reader along with hardly time to draw breath — Primary Times
A high octane thriller ... an accessible historical title and a gripping read — School Librarian
Rich, suspenseful and moving — The Times
An enthralling and wholly original novel ... a must-read for a new generation — The Times
Constant suspense, beautiful style, strong period feeling and great characters make this one not to miss — The Times