Reckoning

Silver Blackthorn Trilogy

Book 1
Pan Macmillan

In the village of Martindale, hundreds of miles north of the new English capital of Windsor, sixteen-year-old Silver Blackthorn takes the Reckoning. This coming-of-age test not only decides her place in society - Elite, Member, Inter or Trog - but also determines that Silver is to become an Offering for King Victor.

But these are uncertain times and no-one really knows what happens to the teenagers who disappear into Windsor Castle. Is being an Offering the privilege everyone assumes it to be, or do the walls of the castle have something to hide?

Trapped in a maze of ancient corridors, Silver finds herself in a warped world of suspicion where it is difficult to know who to trust and who to fear. The one thing Silver does know is that she must find a way out . . .

Reckoning is the first title in the electrifying Silver Blackthorn Trilogy from bestselling sensation, Kerry Wilkinson.

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About the author

Kerry Wilkinson was one of two things as a child. If you ask him, he was a well-meaning, slightly hyperactive young man with an active imagination. If you ask his mother and/or teachers, he was a bit of a pain in the bum.

Kerry grew up playing ropey-looking computer games that you needed a keyboard for, being rubbish at football, and reading science fiction and fantasy novels.

The Silver Blackthorn trilogy is Kerry's first fantasy work. His other series, the Jessica Daniel crime books, are also published by Pan Macmillan.

He is also definitely not a pain in the bum.

For more information about Kerry and his books visit his website:

www.kerrywilkinson.com or www.panmacmillan.com

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Publisher
Pan Macmillan
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Published on
May 22, 2014
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Pages
416
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ISBN
9781447245322
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Dystopian
Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Winner of the Romantic Novelists' Association 2018 Young Adult Romantic Novel of the Year

There are going to be so many things I wish I could’ve told you in person, Poppy. I won’t get the chance to do that, so perhaps this is my only way…

It’s Poppy Kinsey’s birthday.

She should be blowing out candles and opening presents – but hers falls on the type of heart-wrenching, agonising anniversary she would far rather forget.

The worst day of them all. The day her mother died.

But this year is special because the person she misses most in the world has left her a set of letters, one for each of her next ten birthdays.

As Poppy opens them year by year, she discovers that no matter how tough life gets, her mum will always be by her side, guiding her along the way.

Fans of Cecelia Ahern and S.D. Robertson will love this page turning tear-jerker about making every moment count. 

Read what everyone is saying about Ten Birthdays:

‘My heart. My poor heart… I LOVED IT. I loved everything about it, seriously: the characters are incredibly realistic and sweet and perfectly imperfect, the writing is exquisite... I WANT MORE! … This story was truly beautiful. Sweet, bittersweet, tragic and oh so real, yet funny and full of hope and love. It was like Kerry Wilkinson had decided to turn his words into colours to paint the most beautiful painting.  I read it in one sitting, and now I'm at work, wondering what the hell to do with myself. I feel like this book broke me and put me back together.’  Books are Here for You

 

‘An emotional but uplifting story… This book brought tears, smiles and some laughs. I truly loved it.’ 5* Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘Warm and heartbreaking and magical. I completely enjoyed this book to bits.’ 5* Kat with the Hat

 

‘This story was truly beautiful. Sweet, bittersweet, tragic and oh so real, yet funny and full of hope and love’ Where are all the Books

 

‘This is one of those books you read that you won’t forget anytime soon…a very heartfelt book that goes through a gambit of emotional highs and lows.  The Ten Birthdays blurb promised I would find an emotional, uplifting book about love, loss, and hope and it definitely did just that.’ Near Misses and Awkward Kisses

 

‘An absolutely gripping read which is quite uplifting…Loved this book…I will definitely be looking out for more from this author.’ Read Along with Sue

 

‘It was impossible to let go, even for a second. Ten birthdays has touched me enormously. In closing this book, I had only one desire, call my mother. That's what I did. This novel has the gift of making us appreciate those little moments that we share with our loved ones’ Path of Words

 
‘Wow! This book! I have read and loved this author's Jessica Daniel series and was looking forward to this and wow! Such a stunning book! Every word perfect and there for a reason. So beautiful. Such amazing writing. LOVED Poppy, her dad, Madeline, Mark and even Freya. I fell in love with the village in Bristol that Poppy, Mark and Freya are from. From the first work to the last, I loved everything about this book. All the characters, the village, this book, will stay with me for a long time. Five stars are not enough for this brilliant masterpiece. One of my favourite reads this year!’  Renita D’Silva

‘A gripping, intriguing mystery…an entertaining, thrilling story.’ Nicki’s Life of Crime

They told us he had been missing for nearly two days, that he probably drowned. They told us a lie.

Megan was ten years old when her older brother, Zac, went missing among the cliffs, caves and beaches that surround the small seaside town of Whitecliff. 

A decade later and a car crash has claimed the lives of her parents.

Megan and her younger sister Chloe return to Whitecliff one summer for the first time since their brother’s disappearance. Megan says it’s to get her parents’ affairs in order. There are boxes to pack, junk to clear, a rundown cottage to sell. But that’s not the real reason. 

Megan has come to confront her family’s past after receiving a postcard on the day of her parents’ funeral. It had a photograph of Whitecliff on the front and a single letter on the back.

‘Z’ is all it read.

Z for Zac.

A totally gripping psychological thriller that will have fans of Louise Jensen, The Girl on the Train and The Silent Child absolutely hooked.

Read what everyone is saying about Two Sisters:

‘I love this book so much and it is definitely one of my favorites. I read this book in one sitting because I could not get out of the story.’ Stylish Brunette

‘Will have the reader hooked from the start. This was a great introduction to a new author to me and I cannot wait to read more’. By the Letters Book Reviews

‘This book was really amazing! It kept me gripped… It is amazing how the authors weaves the tale and it just keeps the reader engrossed and everything was never what it seemed. An absolutely brilliant book, I highly recommend it.’Goodreads Reviewer

‘This book was wonderful, there were lots of twists and turns that I didn't see coming so it kept me engaged all the way through the book. I really had a hard time putting this one down…Awesome read.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk

‘This is my first introduction to Kerry Wilkinson. I know, right? Where the heck have I been? But it definitely won't be my last!’ Novel Deelights 

‘An engrossing and twisty read. Highly recommended!’ Bibliophile Book Club 

‘A perfect summer holiday read…it's sharp, cool, witty, and fresh. I loved it, it's by far my favourite thriller of the Summer so far.’ Behind Green Eyes 

‘Excellent read...I read this book in one sitting!’ Goodreads Reviewer
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