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Following THE CRY OF THE ICEMARK, a huge success in England and critically acclaimed in the U.S., the second epic adventure in The Icemark Chronicles.

Many years have passed since Queen Thirrin and her allies defended the Icemark against a brutal invasion. But now General Bellorum is back, along with his bloodthirsty spawn, twin sons even more vicious than him. Thirrin and Oskan also have a family: two girls and three boys. But darkness lurks within the House of Lindenshield: Medea, the couple's cold-hearted, fifteen-year-old daughter, who's just coming into her magical powers, may be the downfall of the kingdom. It's up to her brother, Charlemagne, crippled by polio as a child, to return from exile and rescue the land he loves.

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In this follow-up to "The Cry of the Icemark," many years have passed since Queen Thirrin and her allies defended the Icemark against a brutal invasion. But now General Bellorum is back, along with his bloodthirsty spawn, twin sons who are even more vicious than him.

About the Author

The Cry of the Icemark, Stuart Hills first novel is not only a remarkable debut but also a personal tribute. When he was a teenager, Stuart lost “the real Thirrin,” his red-haired sister Kathleen, to leukemia. The story of the brave young warrior-queen who faces impossible dangers is dedicated to her. The Cry of the Icemark won the Ottakars Prize for the best new childrens novel, an award given by one of Britains leading book chains. Fox 2000 Pictures will turn the story into a major motion picture and foreign rights have been sold to over 14 countries.

Among his influences Stuart counts H. Rider Haggard, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Margaret Abbey—his former grade school teacher and a writer of historical novels. Before beginning The Cry of the Icemark, he asked himself what had grabbed his interest as a young reader. The answer? Heroes, magic, monsters, and talking beasts. From noble Snow Leopards to ancient Vampire royalty to ferocious Wolf-folk, the characters in Icemark are sure to spark the imagination of children everywhere, and Stuart is already at work on the sequel to Thirrins epic tale.

Stuart was born in Leicester, in the East Midlands of England, where he still lives today. His family background includes English, Irish, Romany, and Jewish blood. Although, as a student, his grades were average at best, Stuart was fortunate to have a teacher who inspired in him a lifelong love of reading. Since leaving school, he has worked as a teacher and archaeologist, and now balances life as both a bookseller and an author.

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ldavidso, November 23, 2006 (view all comments by ldavidso)
Another fantastic book showing Stuart Hill's masterful writting skills. I read The Cry Of The Icemark after my friend recomended it I read it and they are both at the top of my list.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439841221
Author:
Hill, Stuart
Publisher:
Chicken House
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Imaginary places
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Imaginary wars and battles
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
The Icemark Chronicl
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
584
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
from 12

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"Synopsis" by , In this follow-up to "The Cry of the Icemark," many years have passed since Queen Thirrin and her allies defended the Icemark against a brutal invasion. But now General Bellorum is back, along with his bloodthirsty spawn, twin sons who are even more vicious than him.
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