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The Kiss of Death

(2008)
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Years on from MY SWORDHAND IS SINGING, Peter is still on the trail of the Shadow Queen. His search leads him to Venice, a city whose beauty disguises many ugly secrets. Marko and Sorrel meet there for the first time. Drawn together by the mystery of what has happened both to Sorrel's father, as some strange madness prevents him from sleeping, and Marko's father, a doctor who has been imprisoned for trying to help his old friend. Marko and Sorrel's search will take them from the city to Murano where her father, Simono, a renowned glassmaker had been fashioning a tiara for the enchanting and enigmatic Venetia. The tiara is, Sorrel believes, unfinished and worse still it's gone missing. Venetia wants it in time for the coronation of the Doge. From there they follow a more sinister path which will lead them to an unholy massing of the Shadow Queen's new vampire army on the plague islands of the lagoon, and to Peter as he prepares for his last battle. This fabled city with its lapping waterways, its crumbling magnificence, dark, twisting alleyways and surprising piazzas is the perfect setting for Marcus's captivating gothic novel of love and loss in C18th Venice.


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Hardback Editions

September 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Kiss of Death
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
ISBN: 1-84255-185-X / 978-1-84255-185-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
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Paperback Editions

December 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kiss of Death
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
ISBN: 1-4056-6353-7 / 978-1-4056-6353-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Galaxy
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kiss of Death
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
ISBN: 1-84255-689-4 / 978-1-84255-689-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Kiss of Death
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Kiss of Death
Author(s): Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK