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?
“If a life can be ruined in a single moment, a moment of betrayal, or violence, or ill luck, then why can a life not also be saved, be worth living, be made, by just a few pure moments of perfection?”
THIS BOOK! If you haven’t read anything by Marcus Sedgwick before I HIGHLY recommend that you do! He is brilliant, he’s a genius, I tell you! I could sit here all day and rant and rave about this book and try to convince you to read it!
This book weaves seven stories together in utter perfection, throughout each life Eric and Merle find each other, although not always in the form you’d think. It was so much fun reading each little story trying to make all of the connections that Sedgwick put there for me to find. “Midwinterblood” makes you THINK about the plot, it makes you piece together all the bits of information throughout each life Eric and Merle have. This book is really mind blowing, I don’t know what else to say. It’s odd, it’s weird, it’s original. I freaking love it!
All I can say now is that if you’re interested in reading something that is unlike anything you’ve ever read then give “Midwinterblood” a go, you won’t regret it.
I ,on the other hand, will continue to devour anything and everything Marcus Sedgwick writes! I already have “Ghosts of Heaven” sitting on my nightstand and ready to be read!