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The Kiss of Death Marcus Sedgwick

The Kiss of Death By Marcus Sedgwick

The Kiss of Death by Marcus Sedgwick

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Venice and vampires. The Shadow Queen has retreated to her lair to gather her strength and recruit a new army of the Undead for a final confrontation.

The Kiss of Death Summary

The Kiss of Death by Marcus Sedgwick

Marcus Sedgwick's tale of Venice and vampires is a captivating companion volume to the bestselling My Swordhand is Singing. Marko and Sorrel meet in Venice for the first time. They must uncover the mystery of what has happened both to Sorrel's father, plagued by a strange madness that prevents him from sleeping, and to Marko's father, a doctor, who has mysteriously gone missing after travelling to Venice to help his old friend. Years on from My Swordhand is Singing and Peter is still on the trail of the Shadow Queen. His search leads him to Venice, a city whose beauty disguises many ugly secrets. The Shadow Queen is there, gathering strength, recruiting a new army of the Undead for a final confrontation. This fabled city with its lapping waterways, its crumbling magnificence, dark, twisting alleyways and surprising piazzas is the perfect setting for Marcus's captivating gothic novel of love and loss in C18th Venice.

The Kiss of Death Reviews

'You have to expect a bit of schlock in a Gothic novel, and Sedgwick doesn't disappoint: there's plenty of gore and some genuinely scary moments...he is superb, as in the earlier book about the undead, at creating atmosphere.' -- Mary Hoffman THE GUARDIAN 'What makes Sedgwick such an interesting author is not just his imagination, which has a consistently unpredictable and original cast to it, but his voice.' -- Amanda Craig THE TIMES 'It took me a couple of goes to really fall for Sedgwick's first vampire novel, My Swordhand is Singing, but it turned out to be brilliant. If you haven't read it, do, because The Kiss of Death is an equally gripping sequel. ' -- Amanda Craig THE TIMES 'With his formidable skill, Marcus Sedgwick renders Venice the most perfect backdrop for this intensely gripping vampire action' THE BOOKSELLER 'A heart stopping and beautiful novel...Sedgwick is at his beguiling best in this novel and it's almost certainly heading for all the major book award shortlists' LOVE READING.COM 'Concise and elegant, creepy and tense...All junior fans of horror should read [The Kiss of Death]' THE BOOKBAG 'The author's beautifully crafted descriptions bring to life real scenes of 18th Century Venice while weaving a gothic tale that send shivers down the readers spine' WRITING MAGAZINE 'his spine-tingling sequel to My Swordhand is Singing'. -- Amanda Craig THE TIMES Christmas Books 2008 'Marcus has skilfully created a gothis atmosphere of menace, fear and hopelessness, for which Venice provides the perfect backdrop... Gripping and frightening' THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN

About Marcus Sedgwick

Marcus Sedgwick works in children's publishing and before that he was a bookseller. His books have been shortlisted for many awards, including The Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Carnegie Medal. He lives in Sussex and has a young daughter, Alice.

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The Kiss of Death by Marcus Sedgwick
Used - Like New
Hachette Children's Group
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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