Product Description An award-winning, original and gripping thriller which explores the dangers and temptations of power.From BAFTA-nominated screenwriter Richard Kurti comes a gripping and original thriller exploring the dangers of power. When a troop of Langur monkeys attacks a group of Rhesus monkeys, a terrifying struggle for power begins. A young Langur, Mico, attempts to stop the bloodshed, but becomes entangled in the Langur leadership's dangerous secrets. Mico has to choose between right and wrong, but when monkeys turn on each other, there can be no survivors... Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the UKLA Book Award and described as "strikingly original" by Anthony Horowitz, author of the Alex Rider and Power of Five series. Review Full of espionage, double agents, conspiracy, lies, action and general excitement, not to mention humour, there?s nothing to dislike about this book! ?Carrier Pigeon ReviewsStrikingly original -- Anthony HorowitzI would highly recommend this novel to teens ?We Sat DownWonderfully addictive ?Sister SpookyA thrilling debut novel...tense and compelling -- Julia Eccleshare ?Lovereading4kids.co.ukA fantastic read ?Page After PageThis is a complex book that interrogates the efficacy of choice, all the while opening your mind to new ways of seeing ?We Love This BookThe strength of the novel lies in Kurti?s skill in creating an animal world of utter credibility, easily as subtle, complex and devious as our own. ?Irish TimesThe central questions here are seen to be about trust, truth and loyalty, abstractions treated her with invigorating originality. ?Irish TimesA fast-paced and evocatively written novel ?CBI Recommended Reads 2013Readers who might be drawn toWatership Down but prefer a faster pace will relish the antics of the monkey tribes of Kolkata ?GuardianOne of the most excitingly different and memorable books of the year so far can be read as a page-turning visceral, action-packed thriller about urban warfare... a rare beast indeed: an exciting read that is more than worthy of classroom study ?Reading ZoneA truly remarkable allegorical tale which sheds light on the difficulties of decision making in times of political unrest and war... I can't recommend this novel highly enough for adult readers ?Kids in MadridIt is fast-paced throughout, constantly inventive... a great introduction for teens to the machinations of politics and the complexities of war ?Big Book Little BookOverall a great insight into the dynamics and politics of society and how groups can interact in positive and destructive ways. The world building is great and really highlights influence of leaders and how ideas can grow and grow. Truly fascinating! ?Snuggling on the Sofa blog About the Author After studying Philosophy and English at King?s College, Cambridge, Richard worked at the BBC as a TV sound recordist. This led to a career as a freelance director, and then a move into full time screenwriting. Richard?s film work includes 14 commissions for US studios (Universal, Warner Bros, Miramax) and UK companies such as Working Title and Pathe. In television, his writing has been for mainstream audiences, with BBC adaptations of Kidnapped and Sherlock Holmes? Baker Street Irregulars, episodes of Robin Hood and Primeval (ITV), Sinbad (Sky) and a large scale adaptation of Terry Pratchett?s Going Postal. These shows have earned widespread industry recognition with BAFTA nominations and RTS awards. He lives by the sea in Essex.
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