- Tapa dura: 272 páginas
- Editor: Indigo (6 de octubre de 2011)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1780620098
- ISBN-13: 978-1780620091
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Midwinterblood (Inglés) Tapa dura – 6 oct 2011
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I loved this outstanding novel of love and sacrifice, which also has some fabulously 'Wicker Man' inspired moments"
"The outstanding title of Orion's new teen/ crossover Indigo imprint: a devastating love story across the ages with Sedgwick gothic touches and brooding atmosphere. (Fiona Noble THE BOOKSELLER)
This is a powerful book, rich in emotion and skilfully narrated, and without doubt many people will read it more than once in order to enjoy more fully the intricate mix of ideas and symbols it contains. It is a tour de force, and a thoroughly good read. (THE BOOKBAG)
Another tour-de-force from Mr Sedgwick (BART'S BOOKSHELF)
This book made me laugh, this book made me cry, this book made me want to purchase Sedgwick's entire backlist and race through it all in a matter of hours. I want to tell people about this book and see their reaction when they turn the final page, I want to read it again and again and enjoy it like I did the first time I read it. Honestly, this is a breathtaking book about sacrifice, identity and, most of all, love. Please read this book, it will leave your jaw on the floor, I promise. (WRITING FROM THE TUB)
Beautifully imagined, intricately and cleverly structured, this is a heart-wrenching and breathtaking love story with the hallmark Sedgwick gothic touches of atmosphere, blood-spilling and sacrifice. (LOVEREADING)
It is not often you read a book and want to go round hitting people over the head with it and saying READ THIS. And I'm sure it won't be necessary for me to do that as I think lots of people are going to read and fall in love with this book without me having to hit them. But that is just how I feel about this book - it is an epic, mythic amazing love story from a master craftsman (BOOKS, BONNETS AND FULL FRONTAL BLOGGING)
Marcus Sedgewick is a master craftsman, carefully building up the layers of tension like the layers of oil paint on the painting that inspired him, until you are captivated by this gripping story. Each section has its own unique voice, be it futuristic, spy thriller or Gothic vampire, chilling you to the bone and giving you goosebumps. Fans of Sedgewick will not be disappointed and this will certainly win over new followers. (DANDELIONGIRL01)
A fast and enjoyable read (SFX)
beautiful, haunting and unlike anything else I've read.. the novel as a whole is like an orchestral suite, with different movements all sharing a key theme and a set of motifs which flow through the whole... Sedgwick's prose is relatively sparse yet beautifully lyrical. (THOUGHTS FROM THE HEARTHFIRE)
Midwinterblood contains much that is riveting, strange and darkly enchanting. I read it in a single feverish sitting, late one evening, and drifted to sleep haunted by its vision of love and fate and history. (Anthony McGowan THE GUARDIAN)
Reseña del editor
Have you ever had the feeling that you've lived another life? Been somewhere that has felt totally familiar, even though you've never been there before, or felt that you know someone well, even though you are meeting them for the first time? It happens. In 2073 on the remote and secretive island of Blessed, where rumour has it that no one ages and no children are born, a visiting journalist, Eric Seven, and a young local woman known as Merle are ritually slain. Their deaths echo a moment ten centuries before, when, in the dark of the moon, a king was slain, tragically torn from his queen. Their souls search to be reunited, and as mother and son, artist and child, forbidden lovers, victims of a vampire they come close to finding what they've lost.
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In a novel comprising seven parts, each influenced by a moon - the flower moon, the harvest moon, the hunter's moon, the blood moon - this is the story of Eric and Merle whose souls have been searching for each other since their untimely parting. Beautifully imagined, intricately and cleverly structured, this is a heart-wrenching and breathtaking love story with the hallmark Sedgwick gothic touches of atmosphere, blood-spilling and sacrifice.
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But I never really connected with the characters who seem like archetypes. Merle didn’t seem like a real human being to me. The three main characters circle endlessly in various configurations throughout the seven vignettes–but I never felt I knew who any of them were on a deeper level. The secondary characters, especially various sets of parents and other family members, are muted and shadowy:
“Tor’s questions about his parents come back to him, and he realizes that it’s been many years since he thought about them. Almost as if they were dead. And though they’re not dead, they may as well be. He hasn’t seen them or spoken to them in years...”
What? Seems a little strange to me. And there’s no further explanation forthcoming.
I particularly didn’t understand “The Archaeologist” and how it fit with the others. Again, what happened to Eric’s father? Who is Edward, the narrator, in relationship to the greater story?
I struggle with whether to give this book three or four stars. The characters seem flat, the plot is a bit clunky, and the set up is farfetched at times–but as a puzzle and fairy tale, it works. Lucid and well-written, but I didn't resonate with it emotionally.
In addition, I agree with the previous reviewer who said that, while the language and style (minus the editing mistakes) is quite lovely and dreamlike, the stories themselves are sparse, underdeveloped. Seems like the author didn't have to work too hard to get his next book published, so he didn't. It has potential, but it seems like a rough draft.