Published: 28/02/2015
ISBN: 9781785891137
Format: Paperback



"It is hard to quantify just how good this debut novel from Keturah Paice is but it is simply stunning... This book deserves the success that 'The Hunger Games' and 'Divergent' trilogies have had. The end of the first novel leaves you hungry for more and I can not wait to finish the adventure I have started with these characters. I urge anyone who likes fast paced, exciting adventure to pick up this book"
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My name is Keturah Paice. I am a music student and singer/songwriter, now aged 17. I began writing the 'Cold White Mable' trilogy five years ago, and it has since become an extremely significant part ... read more

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Cold White Marble
by Keturah Paice

In a parallel world, perhaps not so different from our own, a marble ‘City of Enlightenment’ has been built, claiming to have eliminated negative emotions from day-to-day life. But what the oblivious ‘Whitehead’ race – citizens of the City – do not realise is that such emotions have not been abolished; only obscured behind the City Wall.

When ten-year-old Zulu accidentally steps into the other – secreted – half of her seemingly perfect world, she discovers a new existence, where the Blackhead race endure every negative emotion possible in order to ensure that the Whiteheads never learn of them. The slave force behind the Wall, working to keep the City functioning, is frightening and undeserving. But, as Zulu comes to learn, the truth almost always is...

Cold White Marble tells the story of eight people from every status and corner of the City, thrown together by fate and by circumstance, but not by choice. Along with Zulu, these include Goldhead (and leader) Jufu Delani, Blackhead Savanyah and the fiery - but ultimately loathed – Brownhead, widely believed to be the lowest being in existence: Tai. Their individual views and opinions of each other, distorted by hatred and prejudice, are challenged in a way they have never been before, in an epic quest to find a better world for all of them...

Cold White Marble is a gripping work of adult fiction that will be enjoyed by fans of science fiction. Many elements of the story reflect the western world we live in, challenging readers’ perceptions of their own ‘perfect city’ and what secrets are hidden behind their walls.

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Cold White Marble
by Keturah Paice
In a parallel world, perhaps not so different from our own, a marble ‘City of Enlightenment’ has been built, claiming to have eliminated negative emotions from day-to-day life. But what the oblivious ‘Whitehead’ race – citizens of the City – do not realise is that such emotions have not been abolished; only obscured behind the City Wall.

When ten-year-old Zulu accidentally steps into the other – secreted – half of her seemingly perfect world, she discovers a new existence, where the Blackhead race endure every negative emotion possible in order to ensure that the Whiteheads never learn of them. The slave force behind the Wall, working to keep the City functioning, is frightening and undeserving. But, as Zulu comes to learn, the truth almost always is...

Cold White Marble tells the story of eight people from every status and corner of the City, thrown together by fate and by circumstance, but not by choice. Along with Zulu, these include Goldhead (and leader) Jufu Delani, Blackhead Savanyah and the fiery - but ultimately loathed – Brownhead, widely believed to be the lowest being in existence: Tai. Their individual views and opinions of each other, distorted by hatred and prejudice, are challenged in a way they have never been before, in an epic quest to find a better world for all of them...

Cold White Marble is a gripping work of adult fiction that will be enjoyed by fans of science fiction. Many elements of the story reflect the western world we live in, challenging readers’ perceptions of their own ‘perfect city’ and what secrets are hidden behind their walls.

Reviews: When you start this book you are drawn to the amazing imagery and visual picture which is evident from page one. The world that is designed by this author is simply stunning. The author has create mystery of her characters, whilst still giving the reader enough to allow you to bond with them. The book quickly explains that this is a dystopian society where status is based on hair colour. Gold being the top authority and brown being the bottom. Through the book the author introduces new concepts such as apporting which is described in such depth and realism the word quickly becomes part of your vocabulary.

From the first chapter to the last this books twists and turns. I have to admit to changing my opinion on several characters as their journey continued. There are areas of this book where the violence that occurs to the characters maybe hard to read especially for younger age groups. The violence is well written and pivotal to the storyline but in places I found myself putting the book down for five minutes before continuing with the read.

The book is written in the first person for all the individual characters which can be hard at times to keep up with at times. The author helps the reader with this with naming all the chapters so you know who’s voice you are seeing the story through. The author has helped further with this by including a short passage from the end of one chapter at the start of the new, when changing voice. This is a technique I have not observed previously but works very well.

The characters in this book are rounded and well written as previously mentioned I changed my opinion of them several times as the story developed. I have to admit however, to having one favourite with sat with me throughout the story. The characters at times all show that they are flawed and make mistakes. There are enough characters to make the story engaging but not so many that you lose track of the plot.

It is hard to quantify just how good this debut novel from Keturah Paice is but it is simply stunning. It is a book that I greatly enjoyed. This book deserves the success that The Hunger Games and Divergent trilogies have had, the writing is clearly to that standard. The end of the first novel leaves you hungry for more and I can not wait to finish the adventure I have started with these characters. I urge anyone who likes fast paced, exciting adventure to pick up this book, when it is released fully in March 2015. 5 STARS - Bookwormed Reviews.
Cold White Marble is a mind blowing sci fi novel that turns the genre inside out, and if you think you've read everything about science fiaction, think again.
This is a book that transcends time. This intense non-stop action novel transports you to a world where the status is based on hair colour (gold,white, black, Brown) which takes place in utopian society
From the first chapter to the last you are taken into an absorbing action-adventure journey.The end of the first novel leaves you with the highest expectations for more. Filled with unrelenting action Cold White Marble is an unforgettable reading experience. - Eugenio Silva
The adjective I am looking for I can't quite find but it's somewhere between beautiful, necessarily harsh and scarily realistic in parts, in ways that aren't always immediately obvious.

The characters are so well portrayed and developed they may as well be there in the room with you (or rather, you in the world with them). They're the sort of characters who don't simply slip out of your mind when you finish reading, but whose personalities, struggles, and teachings linger and honestly make you question your own world at times too.

It is brutally honest, incredibly meaningful, twisty- turny, colourful and appropriately noisy and sometimes surreal, and quite a few other words that I am fully aware sound like I'm pulling out of a newspaper book review hat, but really, I mean it. - Ash Whitmey

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When you start this book you are drawn to the amazing imagery and visual picture which is evident from page one. The world that is designed by this author is simply stunning. The author has create mystery of her characters, whilst still giving the reader enough to allow you to bond with them. The book quickly explains that this is a dystopian society where status is based on hair colour. Gold being the top authority and brown being the bottom. Through the book the author introduces new concepts such as apporting which is described in such depth and realism the word quickly becomes part of your vocabulary.

From the first chapter to the last this books twists and turns. I have to admit to changing my opinion on several characters as their journey continued. There are areas of this book where the violence that occurs to the characters maybe hard to read especially for younger age groups. The violence is well written and pivotal to the storyline but in places I found myself putting the book down for five minutes before continuing with the read.

The book is written in the first person for all the individual characters which can be hard at times to keep up with at times. The author helps the reader with this with naming all the chapters so you know who’s voice you are seeing the story through. The author has helped further with this by including a short passage from the end of one chapter at the start of the new, when changing voice. This is a technique I have not observed previously but works very well.

The characters in this book are rounded and well written as previously mentioned I changed my opinion of them several times as the story developed. I have to admit however, to having one favourite with sat with me throughout the story. The characters at times all show that they are flawed and make mistakes. There are enough characters to make the story engaging but not so many that you lose track of the plot.

It is hard to quantify just how good this debut novel from Keturah Paice is but it is simply stunning. It is a book that I greatly enjoyed. This book deserves the success that The Hunger Games and Divergent trilogies have had, the writing is clearly to that standard. The end of the first novel leaves you hungry for more and I can not wait to finish the adventure I have started with these characters. I urge anyone who likes fast paced, exciting adventure to pick up this book, when it is released fully in March 2015. 5 STARS - Bookwormed Reviews.

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Cold White Marble is a mind blowing sci fi novel that turns the genre inside out, and if you think you've read everything about science fiaction, think again.
This is a book that transcends time. This intense non-stop action novel transports you to a world where the status is based on hair colour (gold,white, black, Brown) which takes place in utopian society
From the first chapter to the last you are taken into an absorbing action-adventure journey.The end of the first novel leaves you with the highest expectations for more. Filled with unrelenting action Cold White Marble is an unforgettable reading experience. - Eugenio Silva

by Eugenio Silva


The adjective I am looking for I can't quite find but it's somewhere between beautiful, necessarily harsh and scarily realistic in parts, in ways that aren't always immediately obvious.

The characters are so well portrayed and developed they may as well be there in the room with you (or rather, you in the world with them). They're the sort of characters who don't simply slip out of your mind when you finish reading, but whose personalities, struggles, and teachings linger and honestly make you question your own world at times too.

It is brutally honest, incredibly meaningful, twisty- turny, colourful and appropriately noisy and sometimes surreal, and quite a few other words that I am fully aware sound like I'm pulling out of a newspaper book review hat, but really, I mean it. - Ash Whitmey

by Ash Whitmey


This is a vivid, riveting and thought-provoking book - a well-written fantasy that has many resonances in terms of society, family relationships and personal psychology. I cannot wait for the sequel!

by Helen Walker


This IS FANTASTIC. Grabbed me from page 1. Nearing the end and am slowing down as just don't want it to end. Will just have to reread it until sequel comes out!
PLLEEAAASSEE PUBLISH THE TRILOGY. The film will be amazing. Great job Keturah

by Karen Weaver


This book immediately draws you into this surreal world of order and deceit. Every character has there own story and you see each of them develop as the the story goes on. I have nothing but high hopes for this book in the future and i am excited for the next one in the trilogy!!

by Jack Randall


I have been on holiday and have just finished reading this and am very much hoping there is a sequel in the pipeline- I will be first in line at Waterstones!
I thought it was so well written, with such a complex plot and cohort of characters, I honestly couldn't have been more impressed, particularly with the different perspectives from which the chapters were written!
As someone who loves reading, English, and has always enjoyed writing I was very impressed- it was a great read (very shocking at times!). I thought that you made such interesting parallels between personalities and social concepts that we see in today's world and took real enjoyment in trying to decipher what I thought were perhaps key messages or ideas you were conveying!
Anyway, I shall sign off before I use the word impressed again!
I wish you every success with a budding career as an author! You really have a talent for it!

by Molly Payne


This book drew me in so well and I find it so difficult to get into books! I was intimidated by how long it is but once you are in, you are IN!

It was quite easy to catch onto this brand new world, very well written but still full of mystery. You end up asking all sorts of questions!

You hear the story from 5 different points of view, which I feared would be a little bit fanfictiony and annoying, but it really worked! Each chapter stayed from one persons point of view, no flitting within chapters. Names are used frequently allowing you to keep up too.

The characters are all at fault at some point, which I loved because in this world with what some characters endured, I would have been disappointed to see someone being so selfless still. You got to know the characters as the book went on. It is very raw in the way it is done.

Another "raw" thing is the torture and violence described in this. It can be quite heavy at times so seriously not great for younger readers or those who could be upset. It is an adult novel after all. However, It is certainly not pointlessly graphic, it really adds something and is necessary for the plot and to really get to the heart of where every character stands.

This book reminded me quite a bit of 1984, in the structure, the different world dynamic and the impact it can have on someone reading it.

I really do recommend reading this. Keturah Paice is an excellent writer, I look forward to reading the next one! (There is so much I need to find out!)

by Emilia Peters


5.0 out of 5 stars Cold white marble a 5 star read
ByRenata Goon 11 November 2017
Format: Paperback
Sooo this book is absolutely brilliant!! I've read it within 24 hrs as I refused to put it down. It's got everything in it, mystery, thrill, emotions, fantasy, drama and you can't help but get into it and start screaming things like Nooo!!! Whyyy!! If you like Divergent or hunger games or The 100... I would even describe it as parallel world's psychological thriller.. In some way like games of thrones style (as in gory kinda way) as it's brutal too. I was realy fortunate and honoured to read second book too and omg the story twists and turns and secrets coming out and characters formations are amazing! A must read I tell you!! I am desperate for another book by this wonderful author.

by Renata Go


 

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