Meet Rossamünd?a foundling, a boy with a girl?s name who is about to begin a dangerous life in the service of the Emperor of the Half-Continent. What starts as a simple journey becomes a dangerous and complicated set of battles and decisions. Humans, monsters, unearthly creatures . . . who among... show more
Meet Rossamünd?a foundling, a boy with a girl?s name who is about to begin a dangerous life in the service of the Emperor of the Half-Continent. What starts as a simple journey becomes a dangerous and complicated set of battles and decisions. Humans, monsters, unearthly creatures . . . who among these can Rossamünd trust? D. M. Cornish has created an entirely original world, grounded in his own deft, classically influenced illustrations. Foundling is a magic-laced, Dickensian adventure that will transport the reader.
Publish date: September 6th 2007
Pages no: 434
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Young Adult Fantasy
Series: Monster Blood Tattoo (#1)
Very good YA, but it all seemed too easy and anticlimactic.
I'm a bit on the fence about this one. On the one side, there's great world-building, with appendixes and maps and monsters and wicked-cool occupations with some amazing thought put into it. On the other side, there's about the blandest characters I've ever seen. Potential is definitely there but it...
Rossamünd is a foundling boy, his name is due to a slip of paper found with him. He grows up in an orphanage and gets an opportunity to become a Lamplighter. To do this he has to travel and the travel brings him adventures. This world is similar to ours but there are monsters here and strange peo...
I'm always a huge fan of books that create a new world and go into it in great detail. D.M. Cornish's world is incredibly imaginative and developed--a great addition to the book is the extensive appendix complete with glossary, diagrams, maps and more. The story is jam-packed with adventure; poor Ro...
Okay, I don't actually like using the word "hate" when describing a book, it has to be really, really bad to make me do that. So, come here, and listen very, very closely while I whisper into your ear:I HATE THIS BOOK!!!I should have known I was in trouble when I read the first sentence--in fact, si...
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