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The Swordhand Omnibus (My Swordhand is Singing #1-2)

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In the bitter cold of an unrelenting winter Tomas and his son, Peter, arrive in the inhospitable village of Chust and settle there as woodcutters. When a band of gypsies comes to the village Peter's drab existence is turned upside down. He is infatuated by the beautiful gypsy princess, Sofia, intoxicated by their love of life and drawn into their deadly quest. For these tr ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published May 5th 2011 by Orion Childrens (first published May 1st 2011)
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Amy (shoutame)
Oct 28, 2015 Amy (shoutame) rated it really liked it
My overall thoughts:

1. I read the first book in this Omnibus (My Swordhand is Singing) a very long time ago and hadn't realized there was a second until now. In the first book we follow the story of young Peter and his Father Tomas. They are woodcutters living on the edge of a community that has become plagued by monstrous beings that prowl through the night taking the lives of the innocent villagers. Although the word 'vampire' isn't specifically used in My Swordhand is Singing there are a lot
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Annabelle
Aug 21, 2012 Annabelle rated it really liked it
My Swordhand is Swinging

I wasn't sure what to expect when I began this book. It sounded interesting but I didn't know if it would hook me. I started it and after settling in and learning the setting and back story of the characters it became an enjoyable read. Sedgwick does his own unique twist on Vampires which is very interesting. I loved how lots of different ideas from folklore and history were pulled together in the book to create these new terrifying vampires. Another great thing about thi
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Cheryl
May 26, 2012 Cheryl rated it liked it
Peter and his father, a drunk named Tomas, are living in what appears to be Eastern Europe during the seventeenth century. They’re living in a small house they built outside of a remote town named Chuste and making their living as woodcutters. They usually don’t stay in once place for long but have been living outside of Chuste for almost a year; Peter finally thinks they might be staying for some time, which he approves of since he has his eye on a girl named Agnes, the daughter of a draper in ...more
Charlotte Jones
Dec 20, 2013 Charlotte Jones rated it it was amazing
Amazing series! One of my new favourites and you can check out full reviews of both parts of this omnibus on my blog
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Marcus Sedgwick was born in Kent, England. Marcus is a British author and illustrator as well as a musician. He is the author of several books, including Witch Hill and The Book of Dead Days, both of which were nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award. The most recent of these nominations rekindled a fascination with Poe that has borne fruit here in (in The Restless Dead, 2007) the form of "The Hea ...more
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