The Ask and the Answer

“We were in the square, in the square where I’d run, holding her, carrying her, telling her to stay alive, stay alive till we got safe, till we got to Haven so I could save her. But there weren’t no safety, no safety at all, there was just him and his men.”

Fleeing before a relentless army, Todd has carried a desperately wounded Viola right into the hands of their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss. Torn from Viola and imprisoned, Todd is forced to learn the ways of the Mayor’s new order. But what secrets are hidden just outside town? Where is Viola? Is she even still alive? And who are the mysterious Answer? Todd has no answers of his own – until one day, the bombs begin to explode… This heart-stopping sequel to the prize-winning The Knife of Never Letting Go is a tense, shocking and deeply moving tale of resistance against the most extreme odds.

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    Patrick Ness

    Patrick Ness is the multi award-winning author of the Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls.

    Awards

    Patrick Ness has twice won the Carnegie Medal for Monsters of Men and A Monster Calls. He has also won a number of other major awards including the Booktrust Teenage Prize, the Guardian Children’s Book Prize, the Costa Children’s Book Award, the Galaxy Book of the Year and the Red House Prize.

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