Author(s): Melvin Burgess
'Love. Hate. So what? This is family. This is business.' London is in ruins. The once-glorious city is now a gated wasteland cut off from the rest of the country and in the hands of two warring families - the Volsons and the Connors. Val Volson offers the hand of his young daughter, Signy, to Connor as a truce. At first the marriage seems to have been blessed by the gods, but betrayal and deceit are never far away in this violent world, and the lives of both families are soon to be changed for ever...
Before Game of Thrones, before The Hunger Games ... there was Bloodtide. The first in Melvin Burgess's epic Volsunga duo, now reissued to appeal to a whole new legion of fans.
"An epic tale of treachery, deceit, sex, torture, violence, revenge and retribution." Independent on Sunday "Shies from nothing, making it both cruel and magnificent." -- Julia Eccleshare Guardian "Will rank along with the 20th-century classics." Sunday Telegraph "I can imagine it acquiring cult status among 16-year-olds." -- Tony Bradman Daily Telegraph "As mythology collides with sci-fi, you're dragged into a world of treachery and double-dealing as savage and bloody as that in any gangland saga." Daily Telegraph
Melvin Burgess published his first book for children, Cry of the Wolf, in 1990 and has since gone on to win the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Carnegie medal, and many others. He has been described as 'a writer of the highest quality' (The Times) and is regarded as one of the best children's writers of our time.