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The Scorpion Rules

The Scorpion Rules

(2015)
(The first book in the Prisoners of Peace series)
A novel by

 
The children of world leaders are held hostage in an attempt to keep the peace in this "slyly humorous, starkly thought-provoking" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) novel.

Greta is a Duchess and a Crown Princess. She is also a Child of Peace, a hostage held by the de facto ruler of the world, the great Artificial Intelligence, Talis. This is how the game is played: if you want to rule, you must give one of your children as a hostage. Start a war and your hostage dies.

The system has worked for centuries. Parents don't want to see their children murdered.

Greta will be free if she can make it to her eighteenth birthday. Until then she is prepared to die with dignity, if necessary. But everything changes when Elian arrives at the Precepture. He's a hostage from a new American alliance, and he defies the machines that control every part of their lives - and is severely punished for it. His rebellion opens Greta's eyes to the brutality of the rules they live under, and to the subtle resistance of her companions. And Greta discovers her own quiet power.

Then Elian's country declares war on Greta's and invades the prefecture, taking the hostages hostage. Now the great Talis is furious, and coming himself to deliver punishment. Which surely means that Greta and Elian will be killed...unless Greta can think of a way to break all the rules.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
 
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Hardback Editions

September 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: The Scorpion Rules (Prisoners of Peace)
Author(s): Erin Bow
ISBN: 1-4814-4271-6 / 978-1-4814-4271-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: The Scorpion Rules (Prisoners of Peace)
Author(s): Erin Bow
ISBN: 1-4814-4272-4 / 978-1-4814-4272-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: The Scorpion Rules
Author(s): Erin Bow
ISBN: 1-4814-6106-0 / 978-1-4814-6106-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Export
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Scorpion Rules
Author(s): Erin Bow
ISBN: 1-4423-9160-X / 978-1-4423-9160-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Scorpion Rules
Author(s): Erin Bow
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Scorpion Rules (Prisoners of Peace)
Author(s): Erin Bow
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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