Paperback: 272 pages
After a gang feud claims its first life, violence escalates. But then the prophetic words of a strange old baglady start to hit home, and Art and the girl he loves have one chance to make good, one chance to bring honour and peace to a murderous world.
Fierce tender and unflinching, Knight Crew breathes the passions of ancient legend into a contemporary wasteland – passions that can create or destroy.
This is the talisman I had on my desk for Knight Crew. Actually I didn’t have it on my desk, I kept it in a drawer because it was so scary. The long indentation is called ‘the blood gutter’.
Knight Crew was staged as an opera at Glyndebourne (see also Stage/Film) with a cast of young adults (libretto by Nicky Singer, music by Julian Philips) – Glyndebourne’s first ever commission from a teen novel. The making of the opera was documented by the BBC in a three part series – ‘Gareth Malone Goes to Glyndebourne’.