The Kiss of Death
Written by Marcus Sedgwick
Lovereading4kids Price £5.59
£6.99 saving £1.40 (20%)
when in stock
As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.Compare book price We'd love you to buy your books from Lovereading - especially if we helped you to choose them! But as our mantra is guidance, and that includes guidance on price, please do use our 'Compare Book Price' service to discover if the best value deal is from Lovereading or another specialist bookstore.
Please login (or signup) to download the extract
You will need to Sign Up or Login before you can download a book extract.
To Sign Up all you need to do is give us your email address and a password and let us know the types of books you like. Thank you.
The Lovereading4Kids comment
Marcus Sedgwick returns with a heart-stopping, beautifully crafted novel featuring Peter from My Swordhand is Singing, set many years later but still on the trail of the Shadow Queen. Venice, the fabled city with its lapping waterways, crumbling magnificence, and dark twisting alleyways is the perfect setting for this captivating gothic novel of love and loss in the 18th century. Interwoven with the story of Peter are Marko and Sorrel, who are both seeking to discover why their fathers have disappeared. Each of them get caught up in a terrible and bloody struggle of life and death and the forces of good and evil. Once again, Sedgwick is at his beguiling best in this novel and it’s almost certainly heading for all the major book award shortlists.
The Kiss of Death by Marcus Sedgwick
Years on from My Swordhand Is Singing, Peter is still on the trail of the Shadow Queen. His search leads him to Venice, a city whose beauty disguises many ugly secrets. Marko and Sorrel meet there for the first time. Drawn together by the mystery of what has happened both to Sorrel's father, as some strange madness prevents him from sleeping, and Marko's father, a doctor who has been imprisoned for trying to help his old friend. Marko and Sorrel's search will take them from the city to Murano where her father, Simono, a renowned glassmaker had been fashioning a tiara for the enchanting and enigmatic Venetia. The tiara is, Sorrel believes, unfinished and worse still it's gone missing. Venetia wants it in time for the coronation of the Doge. From there they follow a more sinister path which will lead them to an unholy massing of the Shadow Queen's new vampire army on the plague islands of the lagoon, and to Peter as he prepares for his last battle. This fabled city with its lapping waterways, its crumbling magnificence, dark, twisting alleyways and surprising piazzas is the perfect setting for Marcus's captivating gothic novel of love and loss in C18th Venice.
About the Author
Interest Age: From 12
More books by Marcus Sedgwick
Author's Facebook Latest
Orion Publishing Co
2nd April 2009
I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.Harriet Cunningham
It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils
I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.Angela East
We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!Emily Jacques
It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think toLorraine Woods
It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.Sam Bateman and family
I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new booksElosie Clarkson – age 11
You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.Katie Lonsdale