I have always enjoyed Malorie Blackman’s books (apart from the last vampire effort) – and this is no exception.
Noble Conflict is set in the near future – a dystopian world where the ruling peace keepers ( the Guardians) keep a tight rein on controlling the rebel forces threatening their society from the ‘Badlands’ on the outer perimeters of the city. This is the world that Kaspar is born into and believes in.
But what happens when everything you have been bought up to believe is put under question? Why (and how) is Kaspar ‘seeing’ the memories and dreams of one of the rebel fighters? Why do the rebels insist that they are only interested in peaceful protest when they are obviously terrorists involved in destroying schools and water supplies?
Well written, fast paced – with a number of twists and turns.