The major fantasy debut from bestselling author Joanne Harris, now in paperback.Seven o'clock on a Monday morning, five hundred years after the end of the world, and goblins have been at the cellar again. Not that anyone would admit it was goblins. In Maddy Smith’s world, order rules. Chaos, old... show more
The major fantasy debut from bestselling author Joanne Harris, now in paperback.Seven o'clock on a Monday morning, five hundred years after the end of the world, and goblins have been at the cellar again. Not that anyone would admit it was goblins. In Maddy Smith’s world, order rules. Chaos, old gods, faeries, magic—all of these were supposedly vanquished centuries ago. But Maddy knows that a small bit of magic has survived. The “ruinmark” she was born with on her palm proves it—and makes the other villagers fearful and suspicious that she is a witch.But the mysterious traveler One-Eye sees Maddy’s mark not as a defect, but a destiny. And Maddy will need every scrap that One-Eye can teach her about runes, cantrips, and glamours—every ounce of magic she can command—if she is to survive that destiny. * “Harris creates a glorious and complex world replete with rune-based magical spells, bickering gods, exciting adventures and difficult moral issues.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred
Publish date: October 13th 2009
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
Series: Runemarks (#1)
So, so, so good! I have always been big on Norse mythology, but have never really read many books about it. When I found this series, I couldn't wait to get started. I was hesitant at first, since my library only had it on audiobook, but now I'm SO glad it ended up that way! This is the first audiob...
You know, a lot of people go all gloom and doom about the end of the world, without ever bothering to ask ‘what happens next?’. I mean, obviously since it’s the end of the world, not much...but then again, maybe something. Read the rest of my review and more at BibliobibuliYA.com
Read this review, and many more on my blog October Tune!A while ago, I had been looking for books about Norse Mythology. Of course, I found a lot of non-fiction books that I will give a try soon, but I also found ‘Runemarks’. The summary sounded very interesting to me, in fact it was the only fictio...
In a time after Ragnork Maggie Smith lives in a village. With a rune shape in her hand she's an outsider as it's a mark of old magic, a symbol of the old Gods. Referred to as a Ruin Mark and mistrusted for the chaos it could bring. She's been getting training from One Eye, a wandering scholar, an...