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The Kiss of Death

The Kiss of Death

A dark and gothic novel of vampires and 18th Century Venice, filled with mystery and intrigue. A captivating story of love and loss, THE KISS OF DEATH is a stunning companion volume to the bestselling MY SWORDHAND IS SINGING.

Peter’s ongoing search for the Shadow Queen leads him to Venice – the fabled city with lapping waterways, crumbling magnificence, dark, twisting alleyways and surprising piazzas. 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.

Marko and Sorrel meet in Venice for the first time. They must uncover the mystery of what has happened both to Sorrel’s father, who is 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 . . .
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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Children's / Teenage Fiction & True Stories / Horror & Ghost Stories, Chillers (children's

On Sale: 5th August 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781842556894

Reviews

A tremendously atmospheric novel of great sophistication ... Vampires are hot property in children's books at the moment, but you're unlikely to find classier treatment.
Jill Murphy, THE BOOK BAG
Vampires never go out of fashion ... a class act.
Mary Hoffman, THE GUARDIAN
With his formidable skill, Marcus Sedgwick renders Venice the most perfect backdrop for this intensely gripping vampire action
THE BOOKSELLER