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Sunday 25 April 2010

In My Postbox #3

In My Mailbox idea from Kristi @ The Story Siren, and all links take you to Amazon.

Good week this week! Well day actually, as I got all of these today! The first two, out of a 99p shop! And the third out of Poundland! Absolute steals for the books they are. It kind of feels like theft getting them at that price!

My Sword Hand Is Singing by Marcus Sedgewick.

"In the bitter cold of an unrelenting winter Tomas and his son, Peter, arrive in Chust and despite the inhospitability of the villagers settle there 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 everywhere they go, and why he is forbidden to know its contents.

But when a band of gypsies comes to the village Peter's drab existence is turned upside down. He is infatuated by the beautiful gypsy princess, Sofia, intoxicated by their love of life and drawn into their deadly quest. For these travellers are Vampire Slayers and Chust is a dying community - where the dead come back to wreak revenge on the living. Amidst the terrifying events that follow, Peter is stunned to see his father change from a disillusioned man to the warrior hero he once was. Marcus draws on his extensive research of the vampire legend and sets his story in the forbidding and remote landscapes of the 17th century. Written in his usual distinctive voice, this is also the story of a father and his son, of loss, redemption and resolution.

An original interpretation of the timelessley fascinating vampire myth, and a story of father and son."

I've wanted to read this for a long time, seeing and hearing a lot of people rave about it, but I never got round to it! Now thanks to the 99p shop, I get to! Beautiful hardback! Stunning artwork!

"The first three books in the magical tale of Narnia, Timless classics that will loved generation after generation."

Again, I've never read the full series. I've only read the classing The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, so very very excited to finally read the series.

Outcast by Michelle Paver

"The dreadful secret that Torak carries with him at the close of SOUL EATER is revealed and he is cast out from the clans. It's his fourteenth summer. He's alone, cut off even from Wolf and Renn. Hunted and on the run he takes refuge in unknown territory - the haunted reedbeds of Lake Axehead, where he is menaced by the Hidden People. Other threats lurk nearby and his battle with the Soul-Eaters is far from over . . .
As he fights for his life Torak uncovers a deception too awful to contemplate, one that shakes him to the core and shatters his world."

I've already got this. Both in hardback and paperback, but I saw it in Poundland today and nearly fainted. Michelle Paver at £1! And in hardback as well! An absolute steal. Brought 2 copies. One for me, to get her to sign as my other copy is bookplated, and one for my friend reading the series.


  1. Great books this week! And what steals! That's just amazing! I want to shop at your 99p and Poundland shops! Happy reading, and I look forward to your reviews!

  2. Swordhand & Narnia... yay! Love those books :) I've only read book 1 of the Paver series, but quite enjoyed that too. Great finds!