My Swordhand Is Singing

My Swordhand Is Singing

By Marcus Sedgwick

Laurel Leaf Library, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780375846908, 205pp.

Publication Date: July 28, 2009

" 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 the author of "White Crow" and "Revolver", which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in the UK and was named a Printz Honor book in the US. The author of eleven widely admired previous novels, he lives near Cambridge, England.

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."