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By Charlie Higson

In the wake of a devastating ailment, all people 16 and older is both useless or a decomposing, brainless creature with a starving urge for food for flesh. youngsters have barricaded themselves in structures all through London and enterprise outdoors purely once they have to scavenge for foodstuff. the gang of youngsters residing a Waitrose grocery store is commencing to run out of recommendations. while a mysterious vacationer arrives and gives them shelter at Buckingham Palace, they start a harrowing trip throughout London. yet their struggle is much from over-the hazard from in the palace is as genuine because the one outdoors it.
Full of unforeseen twists and quick-thinking heroes, The Enemy is a fast moving, white-knuckle story of survival within the face of incredible horror.

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Jester’s shadow fell throughout Blue. Blue squinted up at him. ‘I inspiration you acknowledged there have been no grown-ups around here,’ he stated. Jester shrugged. ‘This isn’t usual,’ he stated. ‘If you’ve been mendacity to us…’ acknowledged Blue. ‘This isn’t usual,’ Jester repeated and bent to choose up the sword that the boy had dropped. Maeve arrived, her clinical package already out. She knelt down and checked the lady over. ‘I’ll have to disinfect that and positioned a bandage on,’ she acknowledged, unscrewing a tumbler bottle. ‘What in regards to the boy? ’ Blue checked out the boy. He used to be mendacity very nonetheless. He attempted his pulse. Shook his head. lightly he prised the girl’s arms aside the place they have been gripping her friend’s jacket and moved the physique away. Ollie and Sophie had damaged right into a within reach store and speedy equipped a makeshift stretcher out of a few outfits rails and a curtain. They came around and settled the wounded woman directly to it. whilst the remainder of the crowd ultimately emerged directly to the most street there has been little signal that any struggle had ever taken position the following. It used to be quiet and peaceable, except the flies that have been already collecting by way of the tube station steps. Maxie led the small childrens around the highway and into eco-friendly Park. the daylight used to be dancing within the timber, birds have been making a song, yet each person used to be remembering the assault in Regent’s Park, and searching nervously round, in order that it was once a surprise once they discovered they’d come to the sting of the park and so they glanced as much as see Canada Gate and there, past it, the good gruesome bulk of Buckingham Palace. 36 They approached the development slowly, rarely in a position to think that they’d arrived, not to mention that they could spend their lives right here. It was once probably the most well-known constructions on the planet and but they have been seeing it competently for the 1st time. Taking it in as a spot to stay instead of simply as one other of London’s many vacationer points of interest. In entrance of it was once a big expanse of pink-coloured roundabout, on an island within the centre of which sat the white marble block of the Victoria Memorial, with Queen Victoria herself sitting on her throne having a look off down the Mall. The still-gleaming gold statue of winged Victory stood over her. isolating the palace from the general public have been tall black iron railings crowned with gold spikes and at the back of the railings was once the parade flooring the place the well-known altering of the shield used to happen. after which there has been the construction itself. This was once no fairy-tale palace. It was once a superb, gray lump. although it used to be an excellent 5 storeys excessive, its significant width made it glance really low and unimposing. front used to be made from 3 large oblong blocks associated via lengthy sweeps of flat-fronted wall. Rows of smartly ordered home windows ran backward and forward with boring mathematical precision. The primary block had an front on the base via an archway, above which sat the recognized balcony the place the Royal kin used to seem to cheering crowds on distinct events. 4 pillars ran up from the balcony to the head of the development, aiding a large triangle which could have come from a Greek temple.

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