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Sally Green lives in north-west England with her husband and son. She has had various jobs and even a profession but in 2010 she discovered a love of writing and now just can’t stop. She used to keep chickens, makes decent jam, doesn't mind ironing, loves to walk in Wales even when it's raining, and will probably never jog again. She really ought to drink less coffee.
April 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. Half Bad was one of the most talked about Young Adult books of 2014. It pitched Nathan, a Half Code witch, with a Black Witch father and White Witch mother, against the ruling Council, who had persecuted him since birth. Readers will be desperate to read the follow-up (NB starting at book two would be tricky, you do really need to have read Half Bad to get the most from its sequel). Nathan is back, with new magical gifts, still determined to bring down the monstrous leader of the Council, Soul O’Brien and needing to rescue his girlfriend Annalise too. Sally Green has an urgent writing style that puts the reader right at the heart of the action and this is another gripping read, though the gore may be too much for some readers. The conclusion is thrilling, and leaves Nathan with a further challenge – book three can’t come soon enough. ~ Andrea Reece
Winner of the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize Best Fiction for Teens Award 2015. Shortlisted for the Bookseller Young Adult Book Prize 2015. Important questions are posed in this richly imagined and fast-paced supernatural thriller with big themes at its heart. Nathan lives in a world that is very similar to our own. But it has one very big difference: there is a record kept of all the witches that are alive. Everyone must be classified as White, Black or Fain/ Non-Witch. White and Black witches are divided into ferociously hostile factions with notorious skirmishes between the two. Only one thing unites the two sides: fear of a boy with an inheritance from both sides. That boy is Nathan…Nathan’s mixed parentage makes him impossible to classify and it makes him dangerous. Soon everyone is after Nathan. Is he a hero or an outcast? And can he survive? ~ Julia Eccleshare This thrilling YA debut (rights now sold in 42 territories!) will do for witches what Twilight did for vampires… In fact, film rights have already been snapped up by the company that made the Cullens famous. In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Half Bad a small number of members were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'Nathan, a witch half white, half black. Even among witches to survive you must be white or black. Nathan struggles to survive in a world where no one accepts him...This is such a fantastic read I can’t wait for the sequel' Sean Keaveny. Scroll down to read more ...
The final book in the acclaimed Smoke Thieves trilogy by bestselling author Sally Green. As war spreads like wildfire, the Smoke Thieves face their greatest challenges yet. With her father tightening his grip on the Northern Plateau, Catherine sends her loyal bodyguard Ambrose into the dragon's den on a desperate mission to disrupt the supply of smoke. In Calidor, Edyon and March face a future divided while, trapped in the demon world, Tash wrestles with the price of her past. But as the battle for the human kingdoms reaches its climax, the demon realm reveals a final, terrible secret. One with the power to change the course of the war - and history - forever . . .
The second book in The Smoke Thieves series from Sally Green - perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Game of Thrones. Scattered by the tides of war, Princess Catherine leads a ragtag band of survivors into the barren wasteland of the Northern Plateau. With enemies snapping at their heels, they are driven into the strange and deadly tunnels of the demon world. But while Tash dares to go deeper, Catherine must return to the surface to confront a nation in turmoil - and her growing love for Ambrose. On the run from the law, Edyon and March grow closer even as their secrets threaten to tear them apart. Under attack from all sides, truth becomes the first casualty. But as their deceptions multiply, will the Smoke Thieves' lies save them or bring disaster?
A princess, a traitor, a soldier, a hunter and a thief. Five teenagers with the fate of the world in their hands. Five nations destined for conflict. In Brigant, Princess Catherine prepares for a political marriage arranged by her brutal and ambitious father, while her true love, Ambrose, faces the executioners block. In Calidor, downtrodden servant March seeks revenge on the prince who betrayed his people. In Pitoria, feckless Edyon steals cheap baubles for cheaper thrills as he drifts from town to town. And in the barren northern territories, thirteen-year-old Tash is running for her life as she plays bait for the gruff demon hunter Gravell. As alliances shift and shatter, and old certainties are overturned, our five heroes find their past lives transformed and their futures inextricably linked by the unpredictable tides of magic and war. Who will rise and who will fall? And who will claim the ultimate prize?
Unforgiveable betrayals, devious motives, and forbidden love collide in the first installment of internationally bestselling author Sally Green's epic new fantasy series, perfect for Game of Thrones fans. In a land tinged with magic and a bustling trade in an illicit supernatural substance, destiny will intertwine the fates of five players: A visionary princess determined to forge her own path. An idealistic solider whose heart is at odds with his duty. A streetwise hunter tracking the most dangerous prey. A charming thief with a powerful hidden identity. A loyal servant on a quest to avenge his kingdom. All are driven by ambition, honor, and desperation on the cusp of war. But who will be left standing when the smoke clears?Read by Charlie Anson, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Yasmin Page, Daniel Weyman, and Asa Butterfield
**The first book in the new fantasy series from the author of Half Bad** This is the perfect story for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Laini Taylor. ------------- A princess, a traitor, a soldier, a hunter and a thief. Five teenagers with the fate of the world in their hands. Five nations destined for conflict. In Brigant, Princess Catherine prepares for a political marriage arranged by her brutal and ambitious father, while her true love, Ambrose, faces the executioner's block. In Calidor, downtrodden servant March seeks revenge on the prince who betrayed his people. In Pitoria, feckless Edyon steals cheap baubles for cheaper thrills as he drifts from town to town. And in the barren northern territories, thirteen-year-old Tash is running for her life as she plays bait for the gruff demon hunter Gravell. As alliances shift and shatter, and old certainties are overturned, our five heroes find their past lives transformed and their futures inextricably linked by the unpredictable tides of magic and war. Who will rise and who will fall? And who will claim the ultimate prize? ****** If you couldn't get enough of The Children of Blood and Bone or The Red Queen, then you need to dive into the world of Brigant.
The magical, stunning conclusion to the internationally acclaimed Half Bad trilogy--now available in more than 50 countries. The Alliance is losing. Their most critical weapon, seventeen-year-old witch Nathan Brynn, has killed fifty-two people, and yet he's no closer to ending the tyrannical, abusive rule of the Council of White Witches in England. Nor is Nathan any closer to his personal goal: getting revenge on Annalise, the girl he once loved, before she committed an unthinkable crime. There is an amulet, protected by the extremely powerful witch Ledger, which could be the tool Nathan needs to save himself and the Alliance. But the amulet is not so easily acquired. And lately Nathan has started to suffer from visions: a vision of a golden moment when he dies, and of an endless line of Hunters, impossible to overcome. Gabriel, his closest companion, encourages Nathan to run away with him, to start a peaceful life together. But even Gabriel's love may not be enough to save Nathan from this war, or from the person he has become. Set in modern-day Europe, the final book in the Half Bad trilogy is more than a story about witches. It's a heart-poundingly visceral look at survival and exploitation, the nature of good and evil, and the risks we take for love.From the Hardcover edition.
The third and final instalment in the breathtaking Half Bad series by Sally Green. Nathan Byrn is running again. The Alliance of Free Witches has been all but destroyed. Scattered and demoralized, constantly pursued by the Council's Hunters, only a bold new strategy can save the rebels from total defeat. They need the missing half of Gabriel's amulet - an ancient artifact with the power to render its bearer invincible in battle. But the amulet's guardian - the reclusive and awesomely powerful witch Ledger - has her own agenda. To win her trust, Nathan must travel to America and persuade her to give him the amulet. Combined with his own Gifts, the amulet might just be enough turn the tide for the Alliance and end the bloody civil war between Black and White witches once and for all...
Half Truths follows Gabriel's story from the time he arrives Switzerland, seeking help in recovering his magical powers from the conniving Black Witch Mercury, and goes up until the moment when he first meets Nathan and their paths become forever intertwined.For the new reader, this is the perfect bite-sized introduction to the world of Half Bad, where witches and humans live alongside one another. And for the returning reader, this story sheds new light on one of the trilogy's most beloved characters.
Al doilea volum al trilogiei HALF LIFETime Magazine o numeE te „periculos de captivantA “, iar Daily Telegraph declarA cA Sally Green este „noua J.K. Rowling“.DescoperA povestea pe care cititorii din lumea întreagA o aE teaptA cu sufletul la gurA .Din nou, Sally Green rA stoarnA definiE iile. Ce înseamnA sA lbatic? Ce înseamnA uman sau civilizat? Tensiunea insuportabilA , dorinE a de a supravieE ui cu orice preE , precum E i dihotomia bine-rA u, dragoste-urA , sA lbatic-civilizat, toate acestea bântuie cititorul, culminând cu un deznodA mânt care anunE A atmosfera sumbrA E i misterioasA din ultimul volum al trilogiei. – BooklistDupA ce E i-a întâlnit tatA l, pe Marcus, temutul VrA jitor Negru, E i a primit de la acesta cele trei daruri, semnul devenirii unui VrA jitor cu drepturi depline, Nathan luptA pentru supravieE uire, hA ituit de VânA torii Consiliului E i mânat constant de dorinE a de a-l regA si pe Gabriel E i de-a o salva pe Annalise. AdevA rata provocare însA este sA înveE e sA -E i controleze Darul proaspA t descoperit, latura sA lbaticA a sinelui, sursa unei puteri ce ameninE A sA spulbere totul în calea ei. Iar miza nu e numai propriul sA u destin, ci destinul întregii lumi a VrA jitorilor.JumA tatea SA lbaticA are personaje la fel de complexe, elementul magic la fel de pregnant E i scene de acE iune tot atât de tensionate ca în romanul care o precede, JumA tatea Rea. – Publishers Weekly
"e;You will have a powerful Gift, but it's how you use it that will show you to be good or bad."e;In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, seventeen-year-old Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world's most powerful and violent witch. Nathan is hunted from all sides: nowhere is safe and no one can be trusted.Now, Nathan has come into his own unique magical Gift, and he's on the run--but the Hunters are close behind, and they will stop at nothing until they have captured Nathan and destroyed his father.The Half Bad trilogy has been translated into 47languages.TIMEMagazine calls it "e;highly entertaining and dangerously addictive."e; Kate Atkinson says it's"e;brilliant and utterly compelling."e;London'sDaily Telegraphhas named author Sally Green "e;the new J.K. Rowling."e; Discover the story that people all over the world are raving about.
A brand new short story from Sally Green, author of the phenomenal debut novel, Half Bad.Meet Michele and Gabriel: young Black Witches in a brave new world.Their mother was brutally murdered. Their father drowns his pain at the bottom of a bottle.They begin a new life in Florida, where Michele meets a White Witch boy, but the divide between Black and White Witches is as dangerous as ever. Soon Michele is caught between love and loyalty, truth and lies.Could falling in love be the deadliest mistake she's ever made?
Set in the same magical world as Sally Green's internationally beloved and acclaimed Half Bad series, this is the journal of Gabriel's younger sister, Michele, a teen witch living in Florida and grappling withthe recent death of her mother,the restrictions placed on her because of her magical gifts,and her love for a boy who can never be hers.