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My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgwick


When Tomas and his son, Peter, settle in Chust as woodcutters, Tomas digs a channel of fast-flowing waters around their hut, so they have their own little island kingdom. 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.

But Tomas is a man with a past: a past that is tracking him with deadly intent, and when the dead of Chust begin to rise from their graves, both father and son must face a soulless enemy and a terrifying destiny.

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YA writer. Voracious reader. Feminist. Home educator. Addicted to tea and Twitter.

2 thoughts on “My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgwick

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  2. Great selection, Keris, I’m a big fan of Marcus Sedgwick, incredibly atmospheric stuff right from the Book of Dead Days and Revolver to this. I have this on my to-read list, really looking forward to it. Another fantastic recommendation celebrating UKYA. What a brilliant blog!