The Cry of the Icemark
An epic, highly acclaimed fantasy that has just been optioned as a feature film by Fox 2000!The Icemark is a kingdom in grave danger. Its king has been killed in battle, its enemy lies in wait, and its fate rests on the shoulders of one girl. Thirrin Freer Strong-in-the-Arm Lindenshield, a... show more
An epic, highly acclaimed fantasy that has just been optioned as a feature film by Fox 2000!The Icemark is a kingdom in grave danger. Its king has been killed in battle, its enemy lies in wait, and its fate rests on the shoulders of one girl. Thirrin Freer Strong-in-the-Arm Lindenshield, a beautiful princess and an intrepid warrior, must find a way to protect her land from a terrible invasion. She will forge an extraordinary alliance of noble Snow Leopards, ancient Vampires, and ferocious Wolf-folk. She will find unexpected strength in her friendship with a young warlock. And she will lead her allies to victory with her fierce battle cry: "Blood! Blast! And Fire!"
Publish date: April 1st 2009
Publisher: Scholastic Books
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
Series: The Icemark Chronicles (#1)
An okay children's read, from an adult's standpoint. I'd love to teach it to my English class one day, though. It would make an excellent material for tackling all the important social issues a middle school student should be able to handle.
"How do we know we can trust you?" "You don't know that you know you can trust me. You'll just have to trust me."Paraphrasing, but that's the gist of it. I quite like the premise but this book was written with children in mind, or so it seemed. The King's behaviour made me want to throw up all over ...
I read this when I was very young, and the title to this novel has been evading me ever since.....damn you in any case, I found it so...there
Cry of the Icemark was a stirring military fantasy adventure. The author really took the time to bring the cultures of this novel to life. I could see that Icemark people seemed to be modelled after the Scandinavians, while Thyrrin's mother's peoples, the Hypollitan must have been based on the Ama...
From the very first page, Stuart Hill throws you right into the story. It opens will our heroine, Thirrin, being attack by a creature of which I will not speak. The battle is short but grabs our interest and makes us want to learn more about Thirrin's world. Her father is King of the Icemark, a land...