The Swordhand Omnibus (2-in-1) My Swordhand is Singing/The Kiss of Death

Written by Marcus Sedgwick

The Swordhand Omnibus (2-in-1) My Swordhand is Singing/The Kiss of Death Synopsis

The prize-winning vampire novel MY SWORDHAND IS SINGING and its companion THE KISS OF DEATH in an omnibus edition.In the bitter cold of an unrelenting winter, Tomas and his son, Peter, arrive in the inhospitable village of Chust and settle there as woodcutters. 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. And, intoxicated by their love of life, he is drawn into their deadly quest. For these travellers are Vampire Slayers and Chust is a community to which the dead return to wreak revenge on the living.Years on, and Peter is still on the trail of the Shadow Queen. His search leads him to Venice, a city whose beauty disguises many ugly secrets. The Shadow Queen is there, gathering strength, recruiting a new army of the Undead for a final confrontation. Hers is the kiss of death.

The Swordhand Omnibus (2-in-1) My Swordhand is Singing/The Kiss of Death Press Reviews

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly (circ: 34,456), November 12, 2007: Sedgwick knows his way around a gothic setting, and readers will likely devour this bone-chiller. Review, Publishing News A finely written, bone-chilling gothic tale.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444002768
Publication date: 5th May 2011
Author: Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Orion Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 496 pages

About Marcus Sedgwick

Marcus Sedgwick is a full time author. His first novel, Floodland, won the Branford Boase Award for the best debut children's novel of 2000. Since then his books have been shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award, the Costa Book Award, the Carnegie Medal and the Edgar Allan Poe Award. Find his website at www.marcussedgwick.com and follow him on Twitter @marcussedgwick.

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