By Elizabeth Wein

A Prinz Honor book

Oct. eleventh, 1943-A British secret agent airplane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are most sensible associates. one of many women has an opportunity at survival. the opposite has misplaced the sport prior to it's slightly begun.

When "Verity" is arrested by means of the Gestapo, she's definite she doesn't stand an opportunity. As a undercover agent captured in enemy territory, she's residing a spy's worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators supply her an easy selection: show her venture or face a grisly execution.

As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her previous, how she grew to become buddies with the pilot Maddie, and why she left Maddie within the wrecked fuselage in their airplane. On each one new scrap of paper, Verity battles for her existence, confronting her perspectives on braveness, failure and her determined desire to make it domestic. yet will buying and selling her secrets and techniques be sufficient to avoid wasting her from the enemy?

A Michael L. Printz Award Honor booklet that used to be referred to as "a fiendishly-plotted brain online game of a novel" within the manhattan occasions, Code identify Verity is a visceral learn of risk, get to the bottom of, and survival that exhibits simply how a long way real buddies will visit retailer one another.

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Alek heard the wooden rasp of a drawer sliding open. His heart raced. None of the servants would dare steal from him! But what if the intruder were something worse than a thief? His father’s warnings echoed in his ears… . You have had enemies from the day you were born. A bell cord hung next to his bed, but his parents’ rooms were empty. With Father and his bodyguard in Sarajevo, the closest sentries were quartered at the other end of the trophy hall, fifty meters away. Alek slid one hand under his pillow, until his fingers touched the cold steel of his hunting knife.

Count Volger crouched next to the command chair. He stared out the window alongside Alek, his voice dropping to a whisper. “Emperor Franz Joseph is eighty-three years old. ” Alek closed his eyes again. The red-tinged forest outside was too bleak to stare at anymore. A patch of uneven ground set the cabin shuddering, as if the world were unsteady in its path around the sun. ” “Not until we can be sure it’s safe, young master,” said Otto Klopp. ” Volger cried. Aleksandar looked up at him in shock.

Her six huge legs moved unhurriedly, but men scurried like ants across the gun deck, raising signal flags and manning the turrets. S. Beowulf. Alek watched a massive foot plant itself upon the forest floor. Long seconds later another tremor arrived, rippling across the trees around them and up through the Stormwalker’s metal frame. As the next step fell, a distant treetop flailed and then vanished, torn down by the giant walker’s stride. The red and black stripes of the Kaiser’s Landforce Jack flew from her spar deck, whipping in the breeze.

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