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Oct 09, 2007
| ISBN 9780375890840
| Middle Grade (8-12)
Oct 09, 2007 | ISBN 9780375890840 | Middle Grade (8-12)
WHEN TOMAS AND HIS SON, Peter, settle in Chust as woodcutters, Tomas digs a channel of fast-flowing waters around their hut, so they have their own little island kingdom. Peter doesn’t understand why his father has done this, nor why his father carries a long, battered box, whose mysterious contents he is forbidden to know.But Tomas is a man with a past: a past that is tracking him with deadly intent, and when the dead of Chust begin to rise from their graves, both father and son must face a soulless enemy and a terrifying destiny.
Marcus Sedgwick is the author of White Crow, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in the United Kingdom, and Revolver, which was also shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and was named a Printz Honor book in the United States. The author of… More about Marcus Sedgwick
"A finely written, bone-chilling gothic tale." – Publishing NewsStarred Review, Publishers Weekly (circ: 34,456), November 12, 2007:"Sedgwick knows his way around a gothic setting, and readers will likely devour this bone-chiller."
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