• "Thought-provoking brilliance"

    The Sunday Times
  • "Complex but beautifully crafted . . . dramatic, intensely moving . . . it truly ensnares the reader"

  • "A perfect end to an important and thought-provoking trilogy"

    Sarah Harbon, The Bookseller
  • "Checkmate once again explores the lasting impact of prejudice, discrimination and the legacy of traumatic family history on the next generation in the author's brilliantly imagined world. Readers will not be dissapointed"

    Publishing News
  • "There is no mistaking the genuine grassroots passion with which Checkmate, the final part of Malorie Blackman's trilogy, has been anticipated among young teen readers . . . Blackman is a terrific thriller writer, driving her plots forward with skill and tenacity"

    Dinah Hall, Evening Standard

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