- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Indigo (6 Oct 2011)
- Language English
- ISBN-10: 1780620098
- ISBN-13: 978-1780620091
Midwinterblood felt like several different stories of the same event…which basically it was. Sometimes a gothic horror, at others a tender romance, Midwinterblood takes you on a dangerous adventure with vampires, Vikings and forbidden love.
The story begins with Eric Seven, cynical journalist investigating the magical properties of Blessed Island where no one ages and there are no children. Eric struggles to keep his wits about him as he slowly succumbs to the…charm of the island and its inhibitors. When he meets Merle, it is love at first sight and even if he doesn’t understand it, he knows that it is right. What he doesn’t know is that he has met Merle before. Many times before. Sometimes as a friend, a mother or a lover. Their souls are connected, destined to find each other in each new life.
Marcus Sedgewick writes with simple, lyrical prose that somehow makes the horror he shows bloody and beautiful all at the same time. His plot is genius, beginning the story a the end and working his way back. It could have been a disaster. Instead it was amazing.
Fan of Sedgewick’s edgy writing will love his latest work of triumph, and while this one in particular would be better suited for the older end of the YA spectrum, I have no doubt that adults of all ages will adore this book. I know I did.