Penguin Readers are simplified texts which provide a step-by-step approach to the joys of reading for pleasure. Sephy is a dark-skinned Cross in a society where people are judged by their colour and Crosses have the power. But after terrible disagreements with her family , Sephy is alone with her mixed-race baby. The baby's nought father is dead - and his brother wants to kill her. Can she protect herself and her child?
Persephone Hadley is six months pregnant with a mixed-race baby.<p> In their society this fact alone will threaten the child's life every day. To make matters worse, the baby's father, Callum, is dead. He was hanged for terrorism months ago, but his presence still torments Sephy. And she's not alone. Callum's brother, Jude, blames Sephy for the death, and thirsts for revenge...in the form of her life. <p> Obviously, Sephy is not fond of Jude, but when his actions take him to the brink of disaster, his life poised on a knife edge, can she stand by and do nothing? Will she be forced -- once again -- to take sides in a chilling racial drama?