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A brave girl must defy an empire to save her homeland in a sweeping fantasy that combines breathless action with richly-imagined characters.

After the death of her beloved father, headstrong princess Thirrin Freer Strong-In-The-Arm becomes warrior queen of her homeland, Icemark, defending it from a formidable invader. Despite Thirrin's bravery and the support of Oskan, the Witch's son, the task proves more difficult than Thirrin ever dreamed. She must assemble a force to rival her opponent. And, in the chill winter of Icemark, she only has until spring to unite the strange beasts and frightening creatures who live just outside her country. Ultimately, it is Thirrin's vision and determination that will see her through to victory.

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"British bookseller Hill's debut novel is a sprawling military fantasy that benefits from a likable heroine and will appeal most to readers who enjoy getting swept up in a good, lengthy yarn. Icemark is about to be invaded by General Scipio Bellorum and his armies of the Polypontus Empire, a kingdom that 'had so far brought enlightenment to over fifty countries and provinces, crushing the irrational beliefs of their populations whether they wanted it or not.' Thirrin, the 13-year-old daughter of the king of Icemark, has a near-death scrape with a werewolf, but when the creature spares her life, she comes to trust him and brings about an uneasy truce between the soldiers of Icemark and the Wolf-folk. When her father dies in battle, Thirrin ascends to leadership and musters allies for the upcoming fight against Bellorum — including the Vampire King and Queen to their north, who were not long ago their sworn enemies. Hill's swift-moving narrative is heavy on war room and battlefield scenes, which will delight fans of military struggle, but may wear on more casual fantasy readers. The third-person narrative draws upon a mish-mash of mythologies: in addition to werewolves and vampires (and even references to Valhalla), animated trees, ghosts and leopard people figure into the plot. However, Hill braids these elements smoothly, and his winning heroine will lead readers through this 500+ page epic. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The Icemark is a kingdom in great danger: its king has died, and its enemy lies in wait. Now the kingdom's fate rests on the shoulders of one young girl in this coming-of-age tale that marks Hill's dazzling debut.

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bri, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by bri)
Magic, werewolves, vampires, talking snow leopards,any fans of fantasy and Harry Potter will love this book!
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PhantomMalachi, October 16, 2006 (view all comments by PhantomMalachi)
The Cry Of The Icemark has to be one of the best debuts I have ever read. As soon as you start reading it sucks you in and never lets go until the finish.It has a fantastic narrative thrust. At times you can not put it down because you just want to know what happens next. It has everything from action, adventure, humour and romance. The plot is original. I loved the way Stuart Hill Has adopted a diffrent approach for the traditional enemies of Vampires and Werewolves and made them into allies. The talking giant Snow Leopards are a great creation. The Characters are well drawn up and developed brilliantly. But where this book really comes into its own is in the battle scenes. You will not find more intelligently thought up and brought to life battle scenes in any other book.
All in all this is destined to be a classic.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439686266
Author:
Hill, Stuart
Publisher:
Chicken House
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Imaginary places
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Imaginary wars and battles
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
The Icemark Chronicles
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20050401
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 480 pages Chicken House - English 9780439686266 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "British bookseller Hill's debut novel is a sprawling military fantasy that benefits from a likable heroine and will appeal most to readers who enjoy getting swept up in a good, lengthy yarn. Icemark is about to be invaded by General Scipio Bellorum and his armies of the Polypontus Empire, a kingdom that 'had so far brought enlightenment to over fifty countries and provinces, crushing the irrational beliefs of their populations whether they wanted it or not.' Thirrin, the 13-year-old daughter of the king of Icemark, has a near-death scrape with a werewolf, but when the creature spares her life, she comes to trust him and brings about an uneasy truce between the soldiers of Icemark and the Wolf-folk. When her father dies in battle, Thirrin ascends to leadership and musters allies for the upcoming fight against Bellorum — including the Vampire King and Queen to their north, who were not long ago their sworn enemies. Hill's swift-moving narrative is heavy on war room and battlefield scenes, which will delight fans of military struggle, but may wear on more casual fantasy readers. The third-person narrative draws upon a mish-mash of mythologies: in addition to werewolves and vampires (and even references to Valhalla), animated trees, ghosts and leopard people figure into the plot. However, Hill braids these elements smoothly, and his winning heroine will lead readers through this 500+ page epic. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The Icemark is a kingdom in great danger: its king has died, and its enemy lies in wait. Now the kingdom's fate rests on the shoulders of one young girl in this coming-of-age tale that marks Hill's dazzling debut.
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