Who Is Michael Jordan? The atmosphere and the writing were factors that contributed to it: View all 8 comments. I wasn’t particularly tired of twinkling teen vamps but I believe I knew what the reviewer was getting at and I am ever so glad I heeded the advice. Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest. It manages to grip you from page 1 and it does not let you go until the very end, and when you get there, the message has already got you and it will haunt you. Mar 14, Katrice rated it really liked it. This is an outstanding tale of suspense and horror with detail enough to produce shivers, and it’s also a story of father and son, and loss and restoration, with a satisfying conclusion.

Song for a Whale. As well as this, the short chapters kept me turning pages just to find out what happened next. Whenever I read a vampire book, I am suspicious. I still enjoyed this a lot and I hope this ETA didn’t make you lose interest on the book. Peter doesn’t understand why his father has done this, nor why, all his life they’ve moved from place to place, or why his father carries a long battered box everywhere they go, and why he is forbidden to know its mysterious contents. Romance is also a major theme in the book with two primary love interests – Agnes and Sophia. Categories Fiction Non-fiction Children’s books Authors. Another problem I had with the story was the romance plot, which I didn’t get at all.

The ending made me sad, because it was bad. I didn’t like how androcentric the book was, and the way the female characters were used in the plot a couple of them were used essentially to show that Peter was heterosexual, rather than being well-rounded and complex like Peter and Tomas and the rest were all either stupid or evil.


Highly readable yet thought-provoking, mysterious yet chilling, and so perfectly paced that it is totally unputdownable. The book’s dark and brooding pace suits the story’s mood. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Review from Badelynge Marcus Sedgewick takes us to a cold lonely place in the 17th Century in this YA style short horror novel. Kirsten Anderson and Who HQ.

It is through this act that Tomas is offered the redemption that makes this story complete. In a bone-chilling, breathless conclusion, he passes the skill and the sword to his son with his dying breath, “my swordhand is singing,” and Peter takes up the swwordhand.

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Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Sswordhand landscape and characters are so well crafted and the storyline so deeply sown into the world painted by Sedgwick that this is a book you shouldn’t miss. My Swordhand Is Singing is a true vampire novel.

But what he does with the cliches im I have become a bit cynical lately concerning the vampire story.

Children and Young Adult Literature portal. It happened all over the place. Yet the quality of the writing is such that far more mature teenagers wouldn’t feel let down by the book.

This review is copy-paste from the Charybdis. Mark Pfetzer and Jack Galvin. My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgwick.

There weren’t any nightmares. Whenever I read a vampire book, I am suspicious. The novel follows the story of Peter, the son of drunkard woodcutter Sworrdhand, and his life in the seemingly normal village of Chust.

Mar 14, Katrice rated it really liked it. Strange and menacing things are happening in Chust. All Shortlists and Winners.

Just make sure you have time to read it all in one night. This article about a s fantasy novel is a stub. He has even begun a fledgling romance with draper’s daughter, Agnes.


My Swordhand is Singing

This isn’t a genre book. The ‘Sword’ part was also quite good but not entirely ks or original. It was such a short while since he’d been cutting wood with his axe. May I invite you to take a quick look at the nicely-designed creepy cover art and the cool title.

What makes the characters belong to the story is the location and the climate in the book.

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This is a nicely judged horror story for children – scary enough to be worth reading, but with enough heroism to keep them swordhhand safe. I felt his decisions and fears. Sedgwick’s novels are some of the best I have read and his writing is great! The ‘Miorita’ eynopsis adds an exceptional twist to the book and makes it really unique.

His desolate, 17th century world is lush with descriptive images, characters that seem to matter, and a story arch that shows planning. It’s used in a really heavy-handed way, you’re pretty much hit over the head with it. I enjoyed the characters in this story very much, and the atmospheric setting, and may actually read the next book in the series. Something is very, very wrong. I hate those versions of vampires. So at the beginning of the book, we have Peter who sort of has a girlfriend named Agnes.

Hikaye de biraz eksikti. There isn’t a trace of the self-indulgence or campness found in most horror novels.