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     Kieran says, “You know what this is, Connor?”
     Connor has to think about it, but eventually says, “A hunting knife.”
     “Yes. To be exact, it's a French hunting knife. They make great knives, the French.
Look at that blade.”
     I squirm and grunt and curse them.
     “Hold him still, Niall. The blade folds away beautifully into the handle. Great design.
The Swiss go for all the fancy gadgets in their knives, but all you need is a good
blade.”
     I hear the rip of my T-shirt and feel the cool air on my back. I buck and curse again.
     “Hold him still.”
     I feel the blade brushing over my back and now I hold still. The knife stops in the
middle of my left shoulder blade. The point goes in.
     “I'll start here. This half is the Black half, I'd say.”
     And slowly the blade cuts down my back.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670016785
Author:
Green, Sally
Publisher:
Viking Children's Books
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
The Half Bad Trilogy
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20140304
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 416 pages Viking Children's Books - English 9780670016785 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Nathan has always known that White witches are civilized and good, like his dead mother. Black witches? Murderous and evil, like his father. With two warring sides within him, Nathan finds himself imprisoned, tortured, and on the run in a darkly brutal world of magic, questioning everything he thought he knew.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Nathan is the Half Code son of a White Witch and a Black Witch, and no White Witch will let him forget it. While Whites try to fit in amid normal 'fains,' secretly manipulating society, the Blacks are dangerous loners who, according to the Whites, have no purpose but murdering other witches to steal their powers. Nathan, whose father is Marcus — the most hated of Black Witches — falls in love with a White Witch girl, is taken into custody by the all-powerful Council, and, for years, is both tortured and trained in secret to murder his father. Then, just before Nathan's 17th birthday, he escapes, with only months to find someone to help him receive his own magical gifts. This grim and thrilling tale, first in a planned trilogy, features understated prose that lets readers' imaginations fill in the blanks, as well as a well-developed sense of Witch culture. Nathan, the damaged survivor of horrific abuse, is an unforgettable protagonist, and Green expertly captures his torment at being caught between the mutually hostile sides of his heritage. Ages 12 – up. Agent: Claire Wilson, Rogers, Coleridge & White. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "A horrifying, compelling trilogy that pushes the boundaries of what we believe to be good and evil....Nathan's survival is tenuous and marvelous — and only just beginning."
"Review" by , "Nathan's harrowing quest to build a father-son relationship will compel readers to the sequel."
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