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Written by Marcus Sedgwick

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Shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2009

A tense, psychological drama set in the snowy wilderness of the Arctic Circle, where a boy confronts a stranger who has come to take revenge on his dead father. Gripping from the start it brings into sharp-focus decisions that 15 year-old Sig must make; decisions that could mean life or death, both for him and his remaining family.


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1910. A cabin north of the Arctic Circle.  Fifteen year old Sig Anderson is alone. Alone, except for the corpse of his father, who died earlier that day after falling through a weak spot on the ice-covered lake.  His sister, Anna, and step-mother, Nadya, have gone to the local town for help.

Then comes a knock at the door.  A man with a gun at his hip.  As Sig learns the truth about his father and this man he realises he has a choice and his mind his drawn to that of his father's prized possession locked in a box in the storeroom. A revolver and to use it or not....

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ISBN: 9781444000054
Publication date: 23/04/2010
Publisher: Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Company)
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781842551868
Publication date: 16/07/2009
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781842551868
Publication date: 16th July 2009
Author: Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: All Shortlists and Winners

About Marcus Sedgwick

One of the World Book Day 2015 Authors  Marcus was our Guest Editor in July 2010. Click here to see all his selections. Marcus 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 was published in paperback in April 2009, and picked 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 ...

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