Something about this book is very magical and strange, I don’t quite know how to put it into words. Midwinterblood follows Eric and Merle through seven lifetimes, each time they are reincarnated in a different place with a different relationship but with striking similarities. It sounds simple enough but there are intricacies within these relationships and the island of Blessed (where every life is set) that make figuring out the novel quite complicated. I can’t quite fathom exactly how I feel about this book, other than there is something about it. I am very impressed by Marcus Sedgwick as a writer anyway, his way of writing and creating images is breathtaking and this is a truly remarkable novel, but I can’t help feeling like there’s something I’ve missed in this story, somehow.
Read: November 21st-22nd 2012