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Seven stories of passion and love separated by centuries but mysteriously intertwined --- this is a tale of horror and beauty, tenderness and sacrifice.
An archaeologist who unearths a mysterious artifact, an airman who finds himself far from home, a painter, a ghost, a vampire and a Viking: the seven stories in this compelling novel all take place on the remote Scandinavian island of Blessed where a curiously powerful plant that resembles a dragon grows. What binds these stories together? What secrets lurk beneath the surface of this idyllic countryside? And what might be powerful enough to break the cycle of midwinterblood? From award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick comes a book about passion and preservation and ultimately an exploration of the bounds of love.

by Marcus Sedgwick

  • Publication Date: February 5, 2013
  • Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult 12+
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • ISBN-10: 1596438002
  • ISBN-13: 9781596438002