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  • Bibliography:
    40 Books (2 Series)
  • First Book:
    March 2000
  • Latest Book:
    March 2023
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Full Series List in Order

Book of Dead Days

1 - The Book of Dead Days (Oct-2004)
2 - The Dark Flight Down (Oct-2005)

Swordhand

My Swordhand Is Singing (Oct-2007)
The Kiss of Death (Sep-2008)

Book List in Order: 40 titles



  • Imagine that England is covered with water and Norwich is an island. Zoe survives there as best she can. Alone and desperate among gangs, she manages to dig a derelict boat out of the mud and gets away to Eels island. But it too is full of danger....



  • Sig is a boy in a coastal tribe, the Storn. On the day of the wolf hunt, the life of the tribe changes forever, for Sig rescues a small girl, more like the wolves who shelter her than like a human. Sig's family adopts her and names her Mouse, and Sig...



  • THE DAYS BETWEEN Christmas and New Year’s Eve are dead days, when spirits roam and magic shifts restlessly just beneath the surface of our lives. A magician called Valerian must save his own life within those few days or pay the price for the pact ...



  • In the morning you should thinkYou might not last unto the nightIn the evening you should thinkYou might not last unto the mornBoy has survived the terrors of life with the magician Valerian, dark magic, and deadly chases, but he is still on the run....



  • It is 1915 and the First World War has only just begun. 17 year old Sasha is a well-to-do, sheltered-English girl. Just as her brother Thomas longs to be a doctor, she wants to nurse, yet girls of her class don't do that kind of work. But as the w...



  • WHEN TOMAS AND HIS SON, Peter, settle in Chust 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 carri...



  • There never was a story that was happy through and through.When writer Arthur Ransome leaves his unhappy marriage in England and moves to Russia to work as a journalist, he has little idea of the violent revolution about to erupt. Unwittingly, he fi...



  • Years in 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 & Sorrel meet there for the first time, drawn together by the mystery of ...



  • Meet the wonderfully weird Otherhand family and their faithful guardian, Edgar the raven, and discover the dark secrets of Castle Otherhand.Edgar is alarmed when he sees a nasty looking black tail slinking under the castle walls. But his warnings to ...






  • A LOADED GUN. STOLEN GOLD. And a menacing stranger. A taut frontier survivor story, set at the time of the Alaska gold rush.In an isolated cabin, fourteen-year-old Sig is alone with a corpse: his father, who has fallen through the ice and frozen to d...



  • It's Christmas Eve, but the weather is warm and the grass still green. Before falling asleep, a boy makes a wish: for a snowstorm like the one in his swirling snow globe. Soon something magical begins to happen. First one flake falls from the cloudle...



  • Join the wonderfully weird Otherhand family and their faithful guardian, Edgar the raven, and discover the dark secrets of Castle Otherhand. The rumblings and wailings from the Lost South Wing can no longer be ignored, as one by one, members of the c...



  • A present-day boy, a seventeenth-century girl, an ancient crone: for a single moment, their lives are fused by fire. A tense, brilliant and eerie novel, nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award. The fire was a family tragedy that Jamie can't forget,...





  • Some secrets are better left buried; some secrets are so frightening they might make angels weep and the devil crow. Thought provoking as well as intensely scary, White Crow unfolds in three voices. There's Rebecca, who has come to a small, seasid...



  • Cudweed's birthday is coming up, and, like all small boys, he has big ideas and many lists about the presents he'd really like. Preparations for the party are in full swing at Otherhand Castle and the excitement is mounting....



  • It's Halloween & the Otherhands are enjoying the Annual Pumpkin Hunt. There's a technique to catching these orange beasties, whipping off their heads & ending up knee-deep in pumpkin goo. Pumpkin fun aside there are preparations to be made, at short ...



  • Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Cudweed encounters aliens and a time machine in thi...



  • Eep . . . the adventure begins!Raven Boy has short black spiky hair, amazing night vision and can talk to animals. Elf Girl is light of foot, sharp of mind and . . . elfish all over. She hadn't expected to meet Raven Boy; it's not that often someone ...






  • Saving the world isn't going very well for Elf Girl and Raven Boy. They've left Fright Forest and crossed a huge plain to the worryingly named Monster Mountains, where they find a sign telling them to Turn Back. They really shouldn't have ignored it...



  • Seven stories of passion and love separated by centuries but mysteriously intertwined -- this is a tale of horror and beauty, tenderness and sacrifice. An archaeologist who unearths a mysterious artifact, an airman who finds himself far from home,...



  • Eleven Doctors, eleven months, eleven stories: a year-long celebration of Doctor Who! The most exciting names in children's fiction each create their own unique adventure about the time-travelling Time Lord.The Third Doctor and Jo Grant are trying to...




  • In the fourth laugh-out-loud adventure from BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD-shortlisted Marcus Sedgwick and Pete Williamson, Elf Girl and Raven Boy bump into a grumpy camel, a grumpier genie, Sultanas, Sandpeople and scorpions as they try to save the world fro...



  • Laureth Peak's father has taught her to look for recurring events, patterns, and numbers--a skill at which she's remarkably talented. Her secret: She is blind. But when her father goes missing, Laureth and her 7-year-old brother Benjamin are thrust i...



  • Terror Town is trouble with a capital T. What will happen to our intrepid trio (that includes Rat) when the Tears of the Moon are taken, and Terrible Tim and the Trolls are on their trail? There are tempers (Elf Girl's), tests (for Raven Boy), tunes ...



  • Timeless, beautiful, and haunting, spirals connect the four episodes of THE GHOSTS OF HEAVEN, the mesmerizing new novel from Printz Award winner Marcus Sedgwick. They are there in prehistory, when a girl picks up a charred stick and makes the first w...



  • The final adventure awaits! Nothing can stand in the way of Elf Girl and Raven Boy saving the world. Well, almost nothing. Just a sea monster, a dragon, and rivers of molten lava. Not to mention some seriously Creepy Caves. Defeating the Goblin King ...



  • The first novel for adults by hugely acclaimed YA writer Marcus Sedgwick: a gripping saga of love, revenge, and obsession―and vampires. In 1944, just days after the liberation of Paris, Charles Jackson sees something horrific: a man in a dark tu...






  • In Paris at the end of the nineteenth century, a man with a perfect memory murders his wife. A dazzling psychological puzzle that reveals the strange connection between memory and fate. In Paris in the year 1899, Marcel Després is arrested for th...



  • A propulsive, compelling, and unsparing novel set in the grimly violent world of the human and drug trade on the US-Mexican border. On the outskirts of Juarez, Arturo scrapes together a living working odd jobs and staying out of sight. But his fri...



  • Scarlett Hart, orphaned daughter of two legendary monster hunters, is determined to carry on in her parents’ footsteps―even if the Royal Academy for the Pursuit and Eradication of Zoological Eccentricities says she’s too young to fight perilous...



  • Scarlett Hart, orphaned daughter of two legendary monster hunters, is determined to carry on in her parents’ footsteps -- even if the Royal Academy for the Pursuit and Eradication of Zoological Eccentricities says she’s too young to fight perilou...



  • 'Do monsters always stay in the book where they were born? Are they content to live out their lives on paper, and never step foot into the real world?'

    The Villa Diodati, on the shore of Lake Geneva, 1816: the Year without Summer. ...



  • “A timely, sobering message about how humankind’s treatment of the environment impacts the environment’s treatment of humankind.” -- Publishers Weekly, starred review Ash arrives in Snowflake, Arizona, and finds a small community of people wh...





  • Marcus Sedgwick crafts a characteristically unsettling mystery exploring teen relationships and our connection to the world around us in his gripping Barrington Stoke debut.From the multi-award-winning author of Midwinterblood and The Ghosts of Heave...



  • While mucking about in the ruins of an old farm while on holiday in Yorkshire, James hears strange laughter echoing around the walls. The ghost of a young girl appears to him and urges James to follow her but at first he’s too afraid. When she ...



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    Join the wonderfully weird Otherhand family and their faithful guardian, Edgar the raven, and discover the dark secrets of Castle Otherhand. Solstice and Cudweed are appalled to find their father has appointed a new school master. But things get even...






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    Join the wonderfully weird Otherhand family and their faithful guardian, Edgar the raven, and discover the dark secrets of Castle Otherhand.A trip to the circus has far-reaching consequences for the Otherhands when Fellah goes missing. Before long th...


Award-Winning Books by Marcus Sedgwick

Midwinterblood
2014 Michael L. Printz Award -- Young Adult


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Marcus Sedgwick has published 40 books.

Marcus Sedgwick does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Ravencave, was published in March 2023.

The first book by Marcus Sedgwick, Floodland, was published in March 2000.

Yes. Marcus Sedgwick has 2 series.