My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgick
Peter and his father Tomas are poor woodcutters, forced to travel from village to village to find work, but they are inevitably drawn into the world of myths and gypsy tales.
Radu, a man from the nearby settlement is found murdered in the woods. Soon after his burial, a local man is murdered, and Peters’ secret lover, Agnes, is chosen for the Nunta Mortului - the wedding of the dead. The Shadow Queen has returned, dragging with her murder, deceit and Tomas’ secret past. But in the face of adversity, Peter discovers new love and his true career: the massacre of the living dead for the good of mankind.
My Swordhand is Singing is a wonderful story of legend that Sedgwick has brought to life. You can really feel the tension and panic portrayed by the characters, through the bloody climax, to an unexpected twist at the end.
I think that My Swordhand is Singing is a really well written, emotional book that takes you on a journey with the main character, through his highs and lows until the very end.
In short, this is a fantastic book: one of his best so far. I highly recommend it for those with a love of the supernatural and vampires.
My Swordhand is Singing rates an overall ten out of ten.
Aoife adds her comments:
I would recommend My Swordhand is Singing to boys and girls, who enjoy reading and are above the age of 13. I like this book because it’s set in a time when the world was a very uncertain place and also because of how different it was back then, compared to now."
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My Swordhand is Singing