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My Swordhand Is Singing

Written by Marcus SedgwickAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Marcus Sedgwick


· Laurel Leaf
· Paperback · Ages 12 and up
· July 28, 2009 · $6.99 · 978-0-375-84690-8 (0-375-84690-5)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

“Brings fresh blood to the vampire mythos.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred

In a bitter winter, Tomas and his son, Peter, settle in a small village as woodcutters. Tomas digs a channel of fast-flowing waters around their hut so that they have their own little island kingdom. Peter doesn’t understand why his father has done this, or why his father carries a long, battered box, whose mysterious contents he is forbidden to know.

But Tomas is a man with a past—a past that is tracking him with deadly intent. As surely as the snow falls softly in the forest of a hundred thousand silver birch trees, father and son must face a soulless enemy and a terrifying destiny.

A Junior Library Guild Selection
An ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

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Starred Review, Publishers Weekly (circ: 34,456), November 12, 2007:
"Sedgwick knows his way around a gothic setting, and readers will likely devour this bone-chiller."

Review, Publishing News:
"A finely written, bone-chilling gothic tale."

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

By day Marcus Sedgwick works in children’s publishing, and by night he is the drummer in a rock band in Brighton, England. He lives in Sussex with his wife, Pippa, and has a daughter, Alice.

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