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The Fourth Horseman by Kate Thompson
  

The Fourth Horseman

NewGen - YA Fiction   

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Intrigue abounds in this stunning story about modern science, religious fundamentalism and the human thirst for power from a multi-award winning author. Incredibly topical, it is also a powerful and gripping read that will have you questioning our modern day world.

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The Fourth Horseman by Kate Thompson

The first time Laurie and her dad see the white rider watching them from the deep, cool shadows of the trees, he is alone. Laurie is convinced that his appearance has a meaning, that somehow he is trying to tell them something - something her dad needs to pay attention to. Is the rider somehow linked to the genetic research into squirrels that Laurie is helping her dad with in the lab? When a second rider with a bloody sword appears alongside the first, and then a third and a fourth, Laurie knows she must try to understand who they are and what they represent. With the help of her brother and his best friend, she discovers what the riders mean but will it be too late to stop the inevitable chain of events that has been set in motion?


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Reviews

'Gripping' - Guardian

'A thought provoking and timely novel' - Children's Bookseller

About the Author

Kate Thompson

Kate Thompson is one of the most exciting authors writing for young people today for she is a born storyteller, is highly original and thought-provoking in her ideas. She has travelled widely in the USA and India and studied law in London. After living in County Clare, she moved to Kinvara in County Galway and there, three years ago, she discovered her passion for playing the fiddle. She is now an accomplished player and also has a great interest in restoring instruments. Kate Thompson has won the Children’s Books Ireland Bisto Book of the Year award three times – in 2002 for The Beguilers, in 2003 for The Alchemist’s Apprentice and in 2004 for Annan Water. The New Policeman won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and the Whitbread Book Award Children’s category in 2005.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th June 2007

Author

Kate Thompson

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Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Format

Paperback
272 pages
Interest Age: From 12

Categories

General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780099495031

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