Midwinterblood

by Marcus Sedgwick

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults Horror Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Midwinterblood

Prize-winning Marcus Sedgwick's gift for powerful storytelling is at its very best in this emotionally charged, no holds barred novel. When journalist Eric Seven arrives on Blessed Island with a mission to uncover a mystery he is immediately captivated by its breathtaking beauty. And by the beauty of Merle. Why does Eric feel he's met her before? And what are the secrets the islanders are keeping from him? Eric's story leads easily into stories set at other times on this idyllic place which hides a dark and bloody heart. Unfolding the cleverly crafted and interwoven layers to their dramatic conclusion is a spell binding delight. 

 

A Piece of Passion from the publisher:

"A story of devastating loss and a love that never falters. Midwinterblood is skillfully delivered, finely plotted and written with the assurance that comes from penning twelve acclaimed novels. From gothic to gruesome, from spy thriller to fairy tale, from angels to devels, Midwinterblood, both memorable and cleverly constructed, is Marcus Sedgwick’s best novel yet."

Midwinterblood Synopsis

'I will live seven times and I will look for you and love you in each life. Will you follow?' On the remote and secretive island of Blessed, where rumour has it that no one ages and no children are born, a visiting journalist and a local woman known as Merle are ritually slain. Their deaths echo a moment ten centuries before, when, in the light of the moon, a king was sacrificed, brutally torn from his queen. From that moment on, their souls for ever search to be reunited, coming together fleetingly to reignite their enduring love before being separated yet again and resuming their eternal quest. Beautifully imagined, intricately and cleverly structured, this is a heart-rending and breathtaking love story set across the ages.

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ISBN: 9781780225067
Publication date: 03/10/2013
Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

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Publisher: Indigo (an Imprint of Orion Children's) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
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Book Information

ISBN: 9781780225067
Publication date: 3rd October 2013
Author: Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, Horror, Reading Groups, Thriller / Suspense,
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About Marcus Sedgwick

Marcus Sedgwick began to write seriously in 1994, and his first book, Floodland, was published by Orion in 2000, and won the Branford-Boase award for best debut children's novel. Witch Hill followed in 2001, and was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award. The Kiss of Death is published in paperback in April 2009, and picks up a thread from his highly acclaimed My Swordhand is Singing (winner of the 2007 Booktrust Teenage Book Award). In between came what Marcus calls “my big one - a project I've been working on for so long my head hurts.” – Blood Red Snow White, which ...

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