My Swordhand Is Singing
By Marcus Sedgwick
Laurel Leaf Library, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780375846908, 205pp.
Publication Date: July 28, 2009
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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.
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."