RECKONING (Silver Blackthorn 1)


– “I read the book in one very long sitting…a beautiful work of fiction. Silver is simply amazing in every way” – School Library Journal
* “Silver is a compelling character…an energetic and fun read” – Teenreads
– “There’s true joy in Silver’s evolving friendships and the game-changing spirit of camaraderie they inspire” – Kirkus
* “A strong voice and an intricate endgame” – Publishers Weekly
– “The world was well written and developed and the characters made it all the more exciting. I was engrossed. 5/5” – Urban Fantasy
* “Wilkinson is a great storyteller, his words are very vivid almost haunting and there were strong moments that really made me hate and love this book in the same breath. 4/5”- Winter Haven Books
– “An incredible story which is so cleverly written. After that ending I am already counting down the days until the next instalment. 5/5” – Book Nook
* “If you read one YA book this year then I would most definitely recommend this…the wait for Renegade will now begin” – Gizzimomo
– “I loved this book. I didn’t want to put it down, but when I did, I was itching to get back to it, which is always a sure sign that it’s a winner. 9/10” – A Bit Behind On Books
* “I read one huge twist on a school journey, and had to restrain myself from gasping out loud!” – The Bibliomaniac
– “Reckoning is addictive; it had me willing my train journey not to end so soon so I could read just a few more pages” – Book Love Bug
* “An incredible book, I flew through it and cannot wait to see where Silver takes us next” – An Awful Lot Of Reading

In the village of Martindale, hundreds of miles north of the new English capital of Windsor, sixteen-year-old Silver Blackthorn 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?

Trapped in a maze of ancient corridors, Silver finds herself in a warped world of suspicion where it is difficult to know who to trust and who to fear. The one thing Silver does know is that she must find a way out . . .


RENEGADE (Silver Blackthorn 2)

Silver Blackthorn is a fugitive from the law.
Silver Blackthorn has committed treason.
She is dangerous. Do NOT approach her.
A large reward is on offer. Report any sightings to your nearest Kingsman.
Long live the King.

Silver Blackthorn is on the run. She fled Windsor Castle with eleven other teenagers, taking with her something far more valuable than even she realises: knowledge.

With the entire country searching for the missing Offerings, Silver must keep them all from the vicious clutches of King Victor and the Minister Prime. Until now, no one has escaped the king and lived to tell the tale.

Or have they?

With expectations weighing heavily on the girl with the silver streak in her hair, will she ever find her way home?


RESURGENCE (Silver Blackthorn 3)

Teenagers of Britain: Your country needs you!
Looking for purpose in life?
Unsure what you want to be?
You could be an Offering.
All 16-year-olds will have the chance.
Take the Reckoning. Be your best. Serve your country.
Long live the King.

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 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.