Bloodsong [NOOK Book]

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PART II

Fifteen-year-old Sigurd, son of King Sigmund, is the last surviving member of the Volson clan. His father's kingdom -- the former city of London -- is gone. And his father's knife, a gift from Odin himself, has been shattered to dust.

Now, Odin's eye is upon him. Armed with a powerful sword forged from the remnants of his ...
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Overview

PART II

Fifteen-year-old Sigurd, son of King Sigmund, is the last surviving member of the Volson clan. His father's kingdom -- the former city of London -- is gone. And his father's knife, a gift from Odin himself, has been shattered to dust.

Now, Odin's eye is upon him. Armed with a powerful sword forged from the remnants of his father's knife, Sigurd will face death, fire, and torment. He must travel through Hel and back...to unite his country once again.
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Editorial Reviews

KLIATT - Paula Rohrlick
In this gory, gripping reworking of the Icelandic Volsunga Saga, set in a future world where genetic engineering has blurred the lines between men, beasts, and machines, 15-year-old Sigurd is the last surviving member of the Volson clan. His father, King Sigmund, had a knife that was given to him by the god Odin; from its dust a magical sword is forged, with which Sigurd sets off to kill the dragon Fafnir. London has been "nuked...flat," and Sigurd must go to Hel and back to bring unity to his country once again. He falls in love with Bryony, and with Gudrun, and tragedy, of course, ensues. It's helpful but not necessary to have read the prequel, Bloodtide, and to have a strong stomach, too. This is a brutal tale, told from multiple points of view, that includes up-to-date profanities and sex (including gay sex) as well as a great deal of violence. It's also exciting and full of action, and mature fantasy and SF fans will find it an intense and involving read.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442446922
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 10/18/2011
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,277,585
  • Age range: 14 years
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Melvin Burgess has produced a body of work that is both
challenging and thrilling, including the seminal teen drug and love
novels Smack and Doing It. His books have been adapted
for film, stage, and television.
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  • Posted January 12, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com

    In this post-apocalyptic world, war and corruption thrive, as the innocent people who occupy it must adapt. England has been torn apart and two families, Niberlin and Portland, are still worrisome toward one another, even though there is a truce intact.

    The answer to saving this chaotic world lies with one person, the "chosen one," "the hero," - Sigurd, son of King Sigmund. The only surviving Volson, Sigurd's only chance in reuniting this torn country is by doing one simple thing...slay a dragon. Simple? Not so much.

    Throw in three lovely lady distractions, resurrections, technologically-based animals and humans who aren't so human (including a human-turned-dragon) and a protagonist who is part lion, and it's all a little complicated.

    On the surface, BLOODSONG looks like the normal adventure based on the heroic cycle, where the main character goes on a journey to accomplish one thing, slay the nemesis. However, in this case it's a technologically advanced dragon.

    BLOODSONG begins a generation after BLOODTIDE. But nothing is different from the first time period. There is still blood, war, and love. With those elements, Melvin Burgess creates a complex world that is so imaginative and advanced that it feels like you are in an action-packed video game. And when you finish, you just have to sit back and say WHOA!

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  • Posted March 17, 2009

    What a disapointment!

    Geez, where do I start? I loved Bloodtide and when I discovered this was its sequel I jumped to buy it. Probably any fan of Bloodtide would do the same, but I'm warning you, if you liked Bloodtide STAY AWAY FROM THIS BOOK. It is NOTHING at all like the first one--it doesn't even deserve to call itself Bloodtide's sequel, in my opinion. Here's why: Bloodtide was violent, action-packed, without anything sappy. It didn't shy away from any of this, not even the sex scenes.............But with Bloodsong, it almost seems like someone else entirely wrote it. I was eager to read about what a reviewer called graphic gay sex. Well, here it is: Sigurd smiled. -Yes, I can be yours for just one night. And then we kissed. And then--we made love. And in the morning--in the morning I was heartbroken...............Bloodtide was graphic in everything, so this was a disapointment. This emotional sentimentality pervades the entire book. Well, it seemed to. Admittedly, I was unable to finish it.

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