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Kerry Wilkinson

Biography

Kerry Wilkinson

Kerry Wilkinson was one of two things as a child. If you ask him, he was a well-meaning, slightly hyperactive young man with an active imagination. If you ask his mother and/or teachers, he was a bit of a pain in the bum. Before the age of flat screen televisions, laptops, mobile phones, hover boards and the internet, there were BBC B Microcomputers and real books with actual paper pages. Really! Kerry grew up playing ropey-looking computer games for which you needed a keyboard, being rubbish at football, and reading science fiction and fantasy novels. The Silver Blackthorn trilogy is Kerry's first fantasy work, though he is a successful crime writer. He is definitely not a pain in the bum.

Kerry Wilkinson

Books by Kerry Wilkinson

by Kerry Wilkinson - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

An entire country has been lied to. Silver Blackthorn was supposed to be one of the privileged few, chosen to serve and help rebuild a shattered nation. Instead, she is a rebel. Tales of her defiance have spread across the land. King Victor and the Minister Prime want her dead, the resistance groups are desperate for her help. But Silver's friends and family are in dire jeopardy; hiding is no longer an option. As her travels take her into the far reaches of an unknown land, she is forced to make new friends and hunt for new allegiances. Final battle lines are being drawn. The time has come. Then there's the hardest choice of all: Opie or Imrin.

by Kerry Wilkinson - Dystopian, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Youth Fiction

Silver Blackthorn is on the run. All she really wants is to be reunited with her family and friends but the time for thinking about herself has passed. Now the fates of eleven other teenagers are in her hands --- and they are all looking to her for a plan. 

by Kerry Wilkinson - Children's, Dystopian
One girl. One chance. One destiny.
 
In the village of Martindale, hundreds of miles north of the new English capital of Windsor, sixteen-year-old Silver Blackthorne takes the Reckoning. This coming-of- age test not only decides her place in society --- Elite, Member, Inter or Trog --- but also determines that Silver is to become an Offering for King Victor.
 
But these are uncertain times and no one really knows what happens to the teenagers who disappear into Windsor Castle. Is being an Offering the privilege everyone assumes it to be, or do the walls of the castle have something to hide?