The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill audiobook

The Cry of the Icemark

By Stuart Hill
Read by Heather O’Neill  and Erik Steele

Scholastic Inc, Scholastic Audio Books

The Icemark Chronicles: Book 1

15.32 Hours 1
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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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Summary

Summary

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

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fantastic fun…A supremely satisfying read which really deserves to be called a page-turner…[Hill’s] original and quirky approach could yet make him the proper heir to Joan Aiken’s crown.” Guardian (London)
“A good lengthy yarn…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 with lead readers through this…epic.” Publishers Weekly
“Heather O’Neill is especially terrific voicing the alternating self-doubt and confidence of young Thirrin…Romance, clashing swords, and roaring warriors are conveyed with tension and such grandeur that listeners will be hoping for a sequel.”| AudioFile
“O’Neill captures the spirit of feisty, imperious Queen Thirrin…[and] deftly alternates between the raspy Scottish brogue of werewolves, the breathy cadence of vampires, the high-pitched chatter of Chamberlain Grimswald, and other dialects.” Booklist (audio review)
“Extravagant…It is Hill’s affection for his characters, especially the warrior-queen ‘who could make peace between night and day, between dark and light,’ that will prove infectious.” Booklist
“With plenty of strange creatures, growing relationships, well-done battle scenes, and set pieces both terrifying and triumphant, this…epic has something to please high fantasy fans of every stripe.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Stuart Hill

Author Bio: Stuart Hill

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 15.32
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English