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.
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
An entire country has been lied to.
Silver Blackthorn was supposed to be one of the privileged few, chosen to serve and help rebuild a shattered nation.
Instead, she is a rebel.
Tales of her defiance have spread across the land. King Victor and the Minister Prime want her dead, the resistance groups are desperate for her help.
But Silver's friends and family are in dire jeopardy; hiding is no longer an option.
As her travels take her into the far reaches of an unknown land, she is forced to make new friends and hunt for new allegiances.
Final battle lines are being drawn. The time has come.
Then there's the hardest choice of all: Opie or Imrin.
Resurgence is the third and final novel in Kerry Wilkinson's The Silver Blackthorn trilogy.
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
Con Encerrada empieza la serie protagonizada por la detective Jessica Daniel.
Cuando un cadáver es encontrado en una casa cerrada con llave, la sargento de detective Jessica Daniel no sólo tiene que encontrar al asesino, sino descubrir cómo ha conseguido entrar en la casa y salir de ella.
Con muy pocas pistas que seguir y un periodista que parece saber más del caso que ella misma, Jessica se siente presionada para obtener resultados..., y eso antes de que aparezca un segundo cadáver en idénticas circunstancias.
¿Cómo puede un asesino matar a sus víctimas en situaciones aparentemente imposibles y qué relación existe entre los cadáveres, si es que hay alguna?
Los lectores opinan:
«Un primer libro extraordinario. Demos la bienvenida a un nuevo y joven escritor denovelas de misterio. Seguro que se convertirá en un best seller. Buena suerte, Kerry, ojalá lo consigas.»
«Nada más empezar a leer este libro, supe que disfrutaría con él. Quedé fascinado y de inmediato compré los siguientes dos, y los leí de una sentada. ¡Espero ansiosamente el próximo!»
«Absolutamente brillante. A los pocos instantes de empezar a leer Encerrada, ya no pude dejarlo. Me enamoré tanto del personaje de Jessica Daniel, que de inmediato compré el segundo título de la serie, y después el tercero, y me he enterado con alegría de que el cuarto y el quinto se publicará el año que viene.»