My Swordhand is Singing

Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick

Young Adult Fiction (Ages 13+)

In the bitter cold of an unrelenting winter Tomas and his son, Peter, arrive in Chust and despite the inhospitability of the villagers settle there as woodcutters. Tomas is churlish - taciturn at the best of times. He 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, all his life they've moved from place to place, or why his father carries a long battered box everywhere they go, and why he is forbidden to know its mysterious contents. But when a band of gypsies comes to the village Peter's drab existence is turned upside down. He is infatuated by the beautiful gypsy princess, Sofia, intoxicated by their love of life and drawn into their deadly quest. For these travellers are Vampire Slayers and Chust is a dying community - where the dead come back to wreak revenge on the living. Amidst the terrifying events that follow, Peter is stunned to see his father change from a disillusioned man, old before his time, to the warrior hero he once was.

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General Fields

  • : 9781842555583
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Orion Publishing
  • : 0.2
  • : May 2007
  • : 198x129mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Marcus Sedgwick
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : FIC
  • : 240
  • : 12 Line Drawing(s)