Revolver

By Marcus Sedgwick

A LOADED GUN. STOLEN GOLD. And a menacing stranger. A taut frontier survivor story, set at the time of the Alaska gold rush.

In an isolated cabin, fourteen-year-old Sig is alone with a corpse: his father, who has fallen through the ice and frozen to death only hours earlier. Then comes a stranger claiming that Sig's father owes him a share of a horde of stolen gold. Sig's only protection is a loaded Colt revolver hidden in the cabin's storeroom. The question is, will Sig use the gun, and why?

Revolver is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Marcus Sedgwick

Marcus Sedgwick was born and raised in Kent in South East England and now lives in the French Alps. His books have won and been shortlisted for many awards; most notably, Midwinterblood was awarded the 2013 Michael L. Printz Award.