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Bloodtide

By Melvin Burgess

Before Game of Thrones, before The Hunger Games . . . there was Bloodtide. The first in Melvin Burgess's epic Volsunga duo, now reissued to appeal to a whole new legion of fans.

'Love. Hate. So what? This is family. This is business.' London is in ruins. The once-glorious city is now a gated wasteland cut off from the rest of the country and in the hands of two warring families – the Volsons and the Connors. Val Volson offers the hand of his young daughter, Signy, to Connor as a truce. At first the marriage seems to have been blessed by the gods, but betrayal and deceit are never far away in this violent world, and the lives of both families are soon to be changed for ever . . . 'Shies from nothing, making it both cruel and magnificent' Guardian 'An epic tale of treachery, deceit, sex, torture, violence, revenge and retribution' Independent on Sunday 'Will rank along with the 20th-century classics' - Sunday Telegraph Winner of the Lancashire Book Award

  • Back in print after many requests, this will appeal to fans who want to revisit the story as well as new readers - 'The best YA book I’ve ever read (in terms of grip, originality, and sheer writing brilliance) is Melvin Burgess’s BLOODTIDE' - Cliff McNish, author of Breathe
  • Packed with political intrigue and violence, love, lust and family feuds, Bloodtide is perfect for teenage fans of Game of Thrones.
  • Bloodtide won the Lancashire Book Award in 2001.

About the author

Melvin Burgess was born in London and brought up in Surrey and Sussex. He has had a variety of jobs before becoming a full-time writer. Before his first novel, he had short stories published and a play broadcast on Radio 4. He is now regarded as one of the best writers in contemporary children's literature, having won the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for his acclaimed novel Junk.

ISBN: 9781849396950
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2013
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 432pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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