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My Swordhand is Singing

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My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgwick
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An original interpretation of the timelessly fascinating vampire myth, and a story of father and son, by award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick. Winner of the Booktrust Teenage Prize and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. In the bitter cold of an unrelenting winter, Tomas and his son, Peter, arrive in Chust. Despite the villagers' lack of hospitality, they settle there as woodcutters. But there are many things Peter does not understand. Why does Tomas dig a channel of fast-flowing waters around their hut so they live on an isolated island? Why does Tomas carry a long battered box everywhere they go - and refuse to tell Peter of its contents? When a band of gypsies comes to the village, Peter's drab existence is turned upside down. He is infatuated by the beautiful gypsy princess, Sofia, and intoxicated by her community's love of life. He even becomes drawn into their deadly quest - for these travellers are Vampire Slayers, and Chust is a community to which the dead return to wreak revenge on the living. Stylishly written and set in the forbidding and remote landscapes of the 17th century, this is a story of a father and his son, of loss, redemption and resolution.

Author Biography

Marcus Sedgwick has worked in children's publishing for ten years and before that he was a bookseller. Marcus lives in Sussex and has a young daughter, Alice.
Release date NZ
May 3rd, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Pages
240
Dimensions
129x197x19
ISBN-13
9781842555583
Product ID
1653978

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