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Sedgwick’s novels are some of the best I have read and his writing is great! Jul 01, Louise rated it liked it Shelves: It feels like Agnes is there simply to create a barrier between Peter and Sophia. To all of you who love this book, I’m sorry. Peter doesn’t understand why his father has done this, nor why his father carries a long, battered box, whose mysterious contents he is forbidden to know. Our hero, Peter, has been taught all his life by his father not to believe in peasant superstitions, so at first he cannot accept the strange events that begin to happen around him.

So this is actually the first of a two-book series of Gothic young adult tales dealing with vampires. What followed Peter and his father to the remote village? We have to try. I have definitely learnt my lesson though after the first time and now only read his work during daylight. If you want something that you can lose yourself in to get scared on Halloween this book would be great! The central theme of the book is acceptance of death, that it’s an integral part of life. Poe’s story, as well as his own fascination with technique, provided that final piece of the puzzle. In an afterwards, the author actually states that he deliberately tried to go back to the old vampire mythos from the Carpathians, where the original tales came from and I must say he does a good job.

Can you guess why? Bodies drained of blood. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgwick – Reading Rants

Well worth a read. This book hooks you, delivers great and truly chilling content, you never know what’s going to happen next so it’s really suspenseful. This is the email address that you previously registered with on angusrobertson. There are a couple of interesting details that kept it from being a total One Star read, just not enough to make it memorable or recommendation worthy.

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This is a truly good book. Lists with This Book. The push-pull of loving the story bu I loved this 17th century, Eastern European vampire tale. I mean honestly, the story starts with… well. Retrieved from ” https: Way too much wind up for way too little payoff.

ia A delightful little novella that calls to mind earlier, darker Grimm’s fairy tales before they were sanitized for children’s consumption. Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson.

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Marcus Sedgwicks writing style is simple and straightforward. Honestly, I have no idea why, even without Sophia, Agnes and Peter would be together. Marcus Sedgwick Marcus Sedgwick is a full time author. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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The setting is perfect. Peter finds himself not only entangled a web of deceit within the village but also in the grip of his father’s past which will not leave them alone.

I love them bloodthirsty, evil and soulless. For my part, I will try this genre again when someone writes a more feminist-friendly one. For the people expecting a vampire slaughter, I am sorry to disappoint you, but there is none they kill vampires, but there are no fil.

He is currently working on film projects and graphic novels with his brother, Julian. I read all the positive reviews and kept waiting for the “terror” to kick in. I have definitely learnt my lesson though after the first time and now only read his work during daylight. To me, is has been overflated, becoming a punchline to a really bad joke.

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Fine is not specific about dates and her place names are invented, but this story is unmistakably based on the 2,km road through Eastern Europe that was built by slaves during the Stalin era. Peter and his father, who drinks too much, have found themselves something of a home as woodcutters for a village, though they choose to live on its outskirts and associate with the villagers as little as possible. These hostages are far more effective. This js tells the story of the swordhabd and iz of Fighter Command who worked tirelessly in air bases scattered throughout Britain to thwart the Nazis.

Mar 19, Mike the Paladin rated it did not like it Shelves: We will send you an email with instructions on how to reset your password. Hi There, Did you know that you can save books into your library to create gift lists, reading lists, etc?

I would like to receive emails with the latest releases, great offers and exclusive content Privacy Collection Statement. Peter doesn’t understand why his father has done this, nor why his father carries a long, battered box, whose mysterious contents he is forbidden to know.