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Blade: Fighting Back by Tim Bowler
  

Blade: Fighting Back

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Another hard hitting title about Blade, newly back in the Beast, the city he left when he was eleven. Blade hates the Beast but he has no choice but to go back if he is to rescue Jaz who has been snatched by the grinks. Full of danger, darkness and menace, Blade’s adventures are, as ever, a gripping story.

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Blade: Fighting Back by Tim Bowler

I've come back for Jaz. She's all I want. I don't give two bells what happens to me long as she gets away safe. But I'll tell you something, Bigeyes. If she's dead, there's something else I'll have. My revenge. From the Carnegie Medal-winning author of River Boy, Starseeker and Bloodchild comes the fifth title in this startlingly compelling series. Contemporary, pacy, and utterly gripping, Blade takes you on a roller-coaster ride through the secret, dangerous life of its unforgettable narrator. This thrilling series for teenagers combines an enormously likable and engaging central character with the harsh realities of street life and the youth gang culture that is so prevalent in today's news. The mysteries and cliffhanger endings of these short, accessible books will have the power to tempt all readers as they gradually become absorbed into Blade's dangerous world.

Reviews

[Praise for the first Blade book, Playing Dead]: 'stunning new thriller Becky Stradwick, Publishing News a fast read...full of suspense Books for Keeps It was a thrilling and exhilarating novel and I would give it 10 out of 10 in a star rating Lee Mein, Firrhill High, Teen Titles As sharp as its title suggests, this is a relentless and brilliant page turner The Bookseller [Praise for the third Blade book, Breaking Free:] 'I absolutely love these books...There's such an energetic buzz about them Jill Murphy, The BookBag


About the Author

Tim Bowler

Tim Bowler is the author of several prize-winning books for children, teenagers and young adults. He has won fourteen awards, including the Carnegie Medal, the pre-eminent UK award for Children's Literature. His novels have been described as psychological, mystical and philosophical adventure thrillers. He was born in Leigh-on-Sea, and studied Swedish and Scandinavian studies at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, undertaking a variety of jobs before becoming a full-time writer in 1994.

His first published novel was Midget (1994), a psychological thriller set in Leigh-on-Sea. This has been followed by several other novels:Dragon's Rock (1995), a thriller set in Devon; River Boy (1997), a story about love and bereavement and winner of the Carnegie Medal; Shadows(1999), a gritty love story; Storm Catchers (2001), a kidnap thriller; Starseeker (2002), a mystical exploration of love, loss and music, also made into a play; Apocalypse (2004), an allegory about the future of mankind, and Frozen Fire (2006), a philosophical thriller about the nature of reality.

His most recent works are Books 1 and 2 of his urban thriller series Blade (published in March 08), and his new novel Bloodchild, a story about memory, secrets and betrayal (published September 2008).

Tim has been described by the Sunday Telegraph as 'the master of the psychological thriller' and by the Independent as 'one of the truly individual voices in British teenage fiction'.

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Publication date

3rd September 2009

Author

Tim Bowler

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Publisher

Oxford University Press

Format

Paperback
160 pages

Categories

General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780192755988

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