My Swordhand is Singing

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1842551833
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Tell not a breath of how I met my death
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In My Swordhand is Singing, Marcus Sedgwick tells a sinister tale of a woodcutter and his son who fight the legendary undead in seventeenth-century Romania, and he tells it with such skill that the reader is transported to the desolate, wintry birch forest along with young Peter as he slowly uncovers the truth behind the folk tales of nosferatu and learns the real reason why he and his father have been outsiders for his whole life.

Sedgwicks elegant, concise prose creates just the right slightly menacing atmosphere for this moving story of how a person who has lost himself can remember what he once was and find the courage to be it once again. Perfectly paced, with every element (particularly the device of the song) spot on. Highly recommended.
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Reader reviewed by Kristen





I just ate this book up. It was a quick read jammed with action in the olden days, involving the living dead. I really wasn't sure what to expect and there was a decent romance twist and background that went along with the quick plot. 



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