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Midwinterblood

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By (author) Marcus Sedgwick

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Have you ever had the feeling that you've lived another life? Been somewhere that has felt totally familiar even when you've never been there before, or felt that you've known someone even though you are meeting them for the first time? In a novel comprising seven short stories each of them influenced by a moon - flower moon, harvest moon, hunter's moon, blood moon - and travelling from 2073 back in time to the dark of the moon and the days of Viking saga, this is the story of Eric and Merle who have loved and lost one another and who have been searching for each other ever since. In the different stories the two appear as lovers, mother and son, brother and sister, artist and child as they come close to finding each other before facing the ultimate sacrifice. Beautifully imagined, intricately and cleverly structured this is a heart-wrenching and breathtaking paranormal romance, but it also has the hallmark Sedgwick gothic touch with plenty of blood-spilling, a vampire and sacrifice.

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 24mm | 280g
  • 03 May 2012
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • Indigo (an Imprint of Orion Children's)
  • London
  • 1780620209
  • 9781780620206
  • 62,632

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Author Information

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. He lives near Cambridge. Find his website at www.marcussedgwick.com and follow him on Twitter @marcussedgwick.

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This is a novel that demands to be read more than once because it is only at the conclusion of the seven interlinked episodic stories that the complexity of the novel's extraordinary story of doomed love becomes clear... Sedgwick is a fine writer and this hugely atmospheric and demanding book will satisfy adults too. -- Sally Morris THE DAILY MAIL

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'I will live seven times and I will look for you and love you in each life. Will you follow?' In 2073 on the remote and secretive island of Blessed, where rumour has it that no one ages and no children are born, a ritual sacrifice takes place. It echoes a moment ten centuries before, when, in the dark of the moon, a king was slain, tragically torn from his queen. Their souls search to be reunited, and as mother and son, artist and child, forbidden lovers, victims of a vampire they come close to finding what they've lost. But can love last forever? 'Marcus Sedgwick is a true original; he writes with a spare, direct simplicity all his own.' Independent www.orionbooks.co.uk 978 1 78062 020 6 £6.99

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