by Marcus Sedgwick

Reading Age: 11+

Interest level: 12+

by Marcus Sedgwick

'They say dead men tell no tales, but they're wrong. Even the dead tell stories.'


When Sig Andersson is held hostage in his family's cabin in the unforgiving Alaskan wilderness - along with his father's frozen corpse – menaced by the terrifying Gunther Wolff ('You don't remember me. I remember you'), he realises his dead father had an untold story that he must piece together. It's a story about gold. And there's a gun pointed at his head.


This taught, chilling thriller is relentless.The tension is constantly maintained as past and present narratives collide. A clever and enormously compelling young adult novel from Marcus Sedgwick, Revolver won the Booktrust Teenage Prize.


Publisher: Orion Children's Books

About the author

  • Marcus Sedgwick

    Marcus Sedgwick began to write seriously in 1994, and his first book, Floodland, was published by Orion in 2000, and won the Branford-Boase award for best debut children's novel. Witch Hill followed in 2001, and was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Independent Reading Association award and the Portsmouth Book Award. In 2002 The Dark Horse was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, The Carnegie Medal and the Blue Peter Book Award.

    The Book of Dead Days was nominated for the Guardian Award, and was shortlisted for the Sheffield Book Award and the Edgar Allan Poe Award.

    In his spare time, Marcus is a drummer and at the moment play’s the part of Basil Exposition from behind the kit in The International Band of Mystery, an Austin Powers tribute band.

    Marcus Sedgwick used to work in children's publishing and before that he was a bookseller. He now happily writes full-time. Marcus lives in Cambridge and has a young daughter, Alice.

    Marcus Sedgwick
    Marcus Sedgwick

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