The gripping new novel by award-winning Malorie Blackman, author of the bestselling Noughts & Crosses sequence.
Years after a violent war destroyed much of the world, Kaspar has grown up in a society based on peace and harmony. But beyond the city walls, a vicious band of rebels are plotting to tear this peace apart. It is up to the Guardians - an elite peacekeeping force - to protect the city, without ever resorting to the brutal methods of their enemy.
When Kaspar joins the Guardians, he has a chance encounter with a rebel - a beautiful girl named Rhea. Haunted from that moment on by strange visions and memories - memories that could only belong to Rhea - he realises he hasn't been told the truth about what the rebels really want, and what he's really fighting for.
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 storeGuardian
A tense plot, convincing world and sassy dialogue demonstrate exceptional storytelling skillNicolette 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 violenceThe Times
Expertly plotted and well-paced, Noble Conflict also touches on telepathy and the ability to turn memory into realityIndependent
Malorie's back with a new novel exploring love, violence, trust and betrayal . . . highly anticipatedFiona 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-packedSFX
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 racesisterspooky.co.uk
A brilliant book which I quite literally could not stop readingClare 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 societyVanessa 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 areStarburst
A powerful storyBig Issue
The new UK Children's Laureate, Malorie Blackman, doesn't disappoint with her teen novel . . . a powerful examination of war, loyalty and loveIrish Independent
A satisfying meld of fantasy and reality which will absorb readers of either sexCarousel
A thrilling, powerful, page-turning story of love, violence and betrayal, that will stay with teen readers long after they finish itMumsnet
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 storyParents in Touch
A gripping, conspiracy-filled readChildren's Books Ireland