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Guardian Review of Bloodsong by Melvin Burgess

Bloodsong by Melvin Burgess

What binds Burgess's marvellously realised dystopian vision into material and moral coherence is the underlying narrative, with its ancient and familiar tropes of trial by ordeal, visits to the underworld, a magic sword, physical doubleness and the quest for spiritual wholeness... ...

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