ISBN-13: 9781839136009

RRP: £10.99

Published: 1st August 2024

Length: 800 Pages

Bloodtide & Bloodsong: The Complete Duology

Melvin Burgess' dark fantasy epics, inspired by Norse mythology, now available as one sensational duology for a new generation of fans

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 Conors.
In Bloodtide, Val Volson offers the hand of his young daughter, Signy, to Conor 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...
A generation later, in Bloodsong, 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. Armed with a legendary weapon, Sigurd faces death, fire and torment as he travels through Hel and back to unite his country once again.


"An epic tale of treachery, deceit, sex, torture, violence, revenge and retribution"
Independent on Sunday

"Bloodtide and Bloodsong make The Hunger Games and its clones seem like drippy entertainments for bed-wetters and pillow-huggers"
Anthony McGowan - Guardian

"A scary but compelling view of a possible world to come"
Kids Out

"A story to curdle the blood and capture the imagination. . .(Burgess) has a fantastic imagination and draws out adolescent strong emotions very effectively"
Kit Spring - Observer

"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