The Road of Bones

Publisher: Random House

Review

The Czar has gone and for Yuri and his family, the future's bright; it's a truly Glorious Revolution. But as food gets scarcer, curfews get longer and no-one dares to speak their thoughts in case they're reported, Yuri starts to question what he's told.

Then a careless slip of the tongue means Yuri is running for his life, and afterwards sentenced to ten years of hard labour. Eyes opened to the Glorious Lie that he and his countrymen have been sold, Yuri escapes - but to what is he returning, and at what cost?

Is the only way to survive to become one of 'Them'?

Anne Fine subtly but accessibly explores the nature of state repression, personal freedom and responsibility in this thrilling, darkly chilling adventure.

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