The Judgment concludes Clem Martini's strikingly original and claw-biting trilogy The Crow Chronicles, which includes The Mob and The Plague. The Mob received rave reviews across the board Startlingly original, and packed with life-and-death drama and actionFrom a prize-winning Canadian playwright and screenwriter, The Judgment has all the best qualities of film drama in a book
Clem Martini is a Canadian playwright and screenwriter who has written for both adults and young people. A professor of drama at the University of Calgary, he is a three-time winner of the Alberta Writer's Guild Drama Prize and was a Govenor General's Award nominee. The Judgment is the last book in the Crow Chronicles trilogy, following The Plague and The Mob, both published to critical acclaim. Clem was born in Calgary, Alberta, and lives there with his wife and two daughters.
'Martini writes spare but muscular prose which vividly conjures landscape, character and situation. He knows how to build narrative and create suspense and maintain reader interest until the very last sentence ... there is every intimation that the future volumes may be even more enthralling. An impressive debut' Daily Express 'The Mob... is an epic tale of bravery, betrayal, rivalry and foolhardiness. It is a fully conceived and convincing world.' Times Educational Supplement 'The archaic tone gives Martini's prose weight, while still making it accessible enough for children' Big Issue '"a Canadian Watership Down for Crows" may explain it, but it doesn't do this wonderfully moving book justice ... Fast paced and totally absorbing' Philip Ardagh, Guardian Children's Supplement