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The first novel in this award-winning sequence about racism set in an alternate reality.

Sephy is a Cross - a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is a nought - a 'colourless' member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses.
The two have been friends since early childhood. But that's as far as it can go. Against a background of prejudice, distrust and mounting terrorist violence, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum - a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger . . .

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  • Paperback

    9780141378640

    June 19, 2017

    Puffin

    464 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781407047966

    May 1, 2010

    RHCP Digital

    512 pages

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