My Swordhand Is Singing

By Marcus Sedgwick
Laurel Leaf Library, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780375846908, 205pp.

Publication Date: July 28, 2009

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Description
" 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.



About the Author
Marcus Sedgwick is a widely admired, prizewinning author of YA fiction. His books have been shortlisted for over thirty awards, including the Carnegie Medal (five times), the Edgar Allan Poe Award (twice) and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize (four times). He won the Branford Boase award for his debut novel, Floodland, and the Booktrust Teenage Prize for My Swordhand is Singing. This is his first novel for adults.



Praise For My Swordhand Is Singing

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."

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