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  • Published: 6 June 2013
  • ISBN: 9781409025597
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

Noble Conflict

The fantastically gripping new novel by award-winning author Malorie Blackman.

The fantastically gripping new novel by award-winning, bestselling author Malorie Blackman.

  • Pub date: 6 June 2013
  • ISBN: 9781409025597
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

About the Author

Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman has written over 60 books for children and young adults, including the Noughts & Crosses series, Thief and most recently her science fiction thriller Chasing the Stars. Her work has also been adapted for TV with the 6-part adaptation of Pig-Heart Boy winning a BAFTA and Noughts & Crosses currently in production for the BBC, with Roc Nation (Jay-Z's entertainment company) on board to curate and release the soundtrack as Executive Producer. A stage adaptation of the book, by Pilot Theatre, will run from February 2019, under the direction of Sabrina Mahfouz. In 2005, Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children’s books, in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children’s literature and, between 2013 and 2015, she was the Children’s Laureate. Malorie is currently writing for the new Doctor Who series on BBC One and the fifth novel in her Noughts & Crosses sequence, Crossfire, will be published by Penguin Random House Children's in summer 2019.

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Praise for Noble Conflict

“As ever, for Blackman, story is king. The dialogue is vivid, inclusive, full of energy and ribald humour . . . her legions of fans have a treat in store”


“A tense plot, convincing world and sassy dialogue demonstrate exceptional storytelling skill”

Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times

“Blackman is a terrific storyteller whose strongly drawn characters thrill young readers and draw them into dilemmas about love, loyalty, truth and violence”

The Times

“Expertly plotted and well-paced, Noble Conflict also touches on telepathy and the ability to turn memory into reality”


“Malorie's back with a new novel exploring love, violence, trust and betrayal . . . highly anticipated”

Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“Terrorism and morality are tricky issues to cover in a book aimed at adults, never mind a YA one, but Malorie Blackman has never been afraid of tackling difficult themes . . . Thoughtful as well as action-packed”


“I love the way Malorie Blackman writes . . . Her plotting is second to none . . . As I hoped, Noble Conflict is gripping and powerful with a clever subtlety underlying the action. Characters you believe in. A strong morality and an acknowledgement that life is full of Catch-22s. What more could you want?”

The Bookbag

“A fantastic book that had me gripped . . . Malorie doesn't just write great stories, she also writes characters that can tell those stories with a real heart in them . . . Noble Conflict is just as much a thriller of the mind as well as making your heart race”


“A brilliant book which I quite literally could not stop reading”

Clare Poole, The Bookseller

“Another gripping, thought-provoking read...The essence of war and weaponry, corruption and control is explored making this a pertinent read, and one that resonates in today’s society”

Vanessa Lewis, The Bookseller

“Noble Conflict is a very enjoyable piece of literature. Whilst it must have been very tempting to draw from other dystopian fiction and cinema, Blackman instead draws more from taking the idea of terrorism and exploring how it might actually evolve in the future. This set up allows for a very interesting cat and mouse narrative . . . A very entertaining book; it takes a very relevant topic and, with a strong narrative and lead character, allows the reader to question the arguments of each side and judge who the real villains are”


“A powerful story”

Big Issue

“The new UK Children's Laureate, Malorie Blackman, doesn't disappoint with her teen novel . . . a powerful examination of war, loyalty and love”

Irish Independent

“A satisfying meld of fantasy and reality which will absorb readers of either sex”


“A thrilling, powerful, page-turning story of love, violence and betrayal, that will stay with teen readers long after they finish it”


“A thought-provoking novel which makes us all think about what we accept and what we really want. It doesn't pull any punches but there are touches of humour to lighten the story”

Parents in Touch

“A gripping, conspiracy-filled read”

Children's Books Ireland

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