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The Scorpion Rules

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

 
In the future the UN has brought back an ancient way to keep the peace. The children of world leaders are held hostage - if a war begins, they pay with their lives.

Greta is the crown princess of the Panpolar Confederacy, a superpower formed of modern-day Canada. She is also a child of peace, a hostage held by the de facto ruler of the world: the great artificial intelligence, Talis. The hostages are Talis' strategy to keep the peace: If her country enters a war, Greta 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 18th birthday. Until then, she is prepared to die with dignity if necessary. But everything changes when Elian arrives at the prefecture. 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. Greta is furious that Elian has disrupted their quiet, structured world. But slowly his rebellion opens her 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 mete out punishment - which surely means that Greta and Elian will be killed...unless Greta can think of a way to save them.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
 
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Hardback Editions

September 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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   

Audio Editions

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

Kindle Editions

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


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