My Swordhand Is Singing

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My Swordhand Is Singing

By Marcus Sedgwick

Wendy Lamb Books, Hardcover, 9780375846892, 224pp.

Publication Date: October 9, 2007


WHEN TOMAS AND HIS SON, Peter, settle in Chust as woodcutters, Tomas digs a channel of fast-flowing waters around their hut, so they have their own little island kingdom. Peter doesn't understand why his father has done this, nor 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, and when the dead of Chust begin to rise from their graves, both father and son must face a soulless enemy and a terrifying destiny.

Praise For My Swordhand Is Singing

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

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."