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Aug 09 2011

The Traitor's Gate by Sarah Silverwood

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Book Two of the Nowhere Chronicles. Orion, 2011. ISBN: 978-0575095809.
(Age 13+) Highly recommended. The second book in Sarah Silverwood's brilliant series, 'The Nowhere Chronicles, The Traitors Gate follows on perfectly from where The Double Edged Sword left off. Set in two parallel worlds called 'The Somewhere' and 'The Nowhere' The Chronicles follow the secret-ridden life of Finemere Tingewick-Smith, his connections with the two worlds and their mysterious protectors.
It's Christmas in the Somewhere. Who would have thought such a jolly occasion could turn so sour? The Rage is approaching and there is no stopping it taking over innocent minds. No one is immune. Not even the Gypsy Traders can keep a cool head. The prophecy is coming into being and it looks like there is nothing anyone can do to prevent it.
A sickening power is being unleashed in The Nowhere's London and unless Fin and his friends can thwart it all of London will be overrun with The Mad. With grief and chaos everywhere can they stifle the threat of The Mad? Even with the knights help it might not be enough. Visions of red eyes and black tongues engulf the story holder. The split stories long to be reunited. Can the prophecy be held at bay? Even, could the four teenagers survive the night in The Nowhere?
Both books offer new and exciting complications and offer the reader insight into the emotional scenes. The Chronicles have a somewhat complicated plot which makes for a superb storyline guaranteed to keep the reader guessing up until the very end. It is packed with action, emotion and that hint of magic that every book needs; I would highly recommend this for any person over the age of thirteen as some content may unsettle younger readers.
(Kayla Gaskell, Student, 15)

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