Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedwick


Seven stories though separated by centuries somehow intermingle as though merely breaking the surface of something much larger that lies just beneath… just out of vision…

An archeologist, an airman, a painter, a ghost, a vampire, and a Viking… center around an island called Blessed.  Eric and Merle show up within the stories in different forms of their name as the stories unfold.  What is this tale that binds?



Midwinterblood is a rhythmic tale appropriately read by the narration of Julian Rhind-Tutt.  While short stories have never been something I was drawn to, always wanting “more to the story”, Midwinterblood unfolds in such a way that while the stories are separated by time and tale that I found myself looking for the clues that drew them together. That, as it turns out; was a good thing.

Midwinterblood is marketed as a children’s book but I felt it would have a stronger calling to more of the YA listeners and readers.

While I adore the cover that was on the copy I listened too; it was interesting to see the others covers on-line.. each engaging in their own way:


5 hours and 49 minutes

Publisher: Square Fish (April 22, 2014)



8 thoughts on “Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedwick

  1. Though not a big fan of short stories whether they be connected or not there are the exceptions to every ‘rule’ and I think Midwinterblood may be one as it really appeals to me.

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