Sunday, 26 May 2019

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick




It’s actually a little difficult to identify the target reader for this book.  There is no sex and there is no obvious love interest at first, yet the protagonist is a young adult – a journalist, commissioned in the near future, 2073, to write a feature about a mysterious island and its dragon orchids that have surprising properties.
There is much more to the island than Eric at first perceives. As we read we are taken back through history where Eric, Merle and Tor meet over and over again.
There is some romance and in one incarnation, Eric and Merle’s love is forbidden as Eric this time is actually Erica.     
The story may even appeal to adults.
Each story is between thirty and sixty words. The chapters within each section are short. At 263 pages it has a respectable spine. The text is blocked and uses an adult font, though it is double-spaced.      

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