Thursday, 11 February 2010

The Black Riders by Violet Needham

This is another book that Michaela sent to me! I actually finished this last week but what with being ill, catching up work and revising for Maths exams I haven't had a chance to blog!

This book is about a young boy called Dick. He is an orphan but he lives with foster parents. This book is set around 1945. Dick has always wanted to be one of the Black Riders, a group of people.
But then one day Dick finds himself with an enemy of the Black Riders, Far Away Moses, who always seems faraway when he's being hunted down.

Dick finds out more and more about Far Away Moses and really likes him. He begins to hate the Black Riders. Dick finds himself wound up in a private war between Far Away Moses' side and The Black Riders.

Dick becomes one of the enemies of the Black Riders and he begins to live with Far Away Moses. He begins to learn about his father and people who knew him. This book has amazing twists and is really interesting! It is very exciting and you never know what is going to happen next. I loved this book and I would give it an 8 out of 10. Thank you Michaela for letting me borrow this book!


  1. It does sound exciting! You made me laugh with your comment about not having enough time to blog - you sound just like the rest of us now!

  2. Brilliant! Now that you've done the leg work for me, maybe I will read it myself one day. It sounds really good, just the sort of adventure I like.