Last year I was fortunate enough to have several students guest review on the blog. This year, though they have been reading just as avidly, they are reluctant to share their thoughts on ‘paper’. So, I was tremendously excited when the wonderful Caleb emailed me a review…here it is for you all to enjoy
My Swordhand Is Singing- Marcus Sedgwick
Tomas and his son Peter are always on the move, they arrive in a village called Chust during the unforgiving winter and make a life for themselves as woodcutters. Life does not come easy. The woodcutting is hard work and has little money in it, especially when Tomas drinks it all away at the tavern leaving little money for anything else. They setup a house for themselves out side of the village. The death of a fellow woodcutter makes Peter start wondering about the methods of the village and his father’s secrets, reports of cattle being completely drained of their blood and village Superstitions fuels his questions leaving him to wonder what is going on and what is in his fathers forbidden box. All together this is a great book filled with mystery, action, romance and the undead.
Certainly not your ordinary ‘run of the mill’ vampire novel and really very well written. I would recommend this book for readers 13 and up.