Blade of Fire (The Icemark Chronicles Series #2)

Blade of Fire (The Icemark Chronicles Series #2)

by Stuart Hill

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Overview

Following THE CRY OF THE ICEMARK, a huge success in England and critically acclaimed in the U.S., the next 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, is just coming into her magical powers, and she 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545381352
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2011
Series: Icemark Chronicles Series , #2
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 459,622
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author


The Cry of the Icemark, Stuart Hill’s 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 children’s novel, an award given by one of Britain’s 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 Thirrin’s 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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Blade of Fire (The Icemark Chronicles Series #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blade of Fire was even better than I expected! I was worried that it would be just another version of The Cry of the Icemark. As it turns out, I worried for nothing. The new additions to the characters capture your attention much like Oskan and Thirrin in the first book. My only complaint is that I had hoped for more of Oskan and Thirrin. Nonetheless, he made up for it with Sharley, Mekhmet, and even Medea. I'm looking forward to the final installment and more of Hill even beyond this series!
ashooles on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. I love the choice of Stuart Hill's heroes. Sharley, the most unlikely warrior ends up being the one to save them all as he travels into unkown territory to seek alliance with the most distant lands. The Icemark is looking grim as they fight the Polypontian empire, until Sharley comes back with his aliance of the Desert Kingdowm. And of course Medea, the evil daughter. No book is good without a nemesis. As evil as she was, I found her being my favourite character throughout the book. I was always thinking there was maybe a little hope for her. Great read
Nikkles on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I liked the first book in this series, but he series has really taken off with this book. The characters are all very interesting if sometimes a little hard to relate to. The story is really well written and I had a hard time slowing myself down at the end of the book. A great book for a young reader, but still good for adults.
X-Style on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great book (trust me.) A great book. The book's not much fun unless you read the first book of the series, The Cry of the Icemark. In this book, Thirrin and Oskan are married and it's been nearly 20 years since Scipio Bellorum's defeat. Now the Polypontians attack again, but this time with a air navy. As for Thirrin's children, the weakest, Charlemane Redrought Strong-in-the-arm Lindershield, is sent away to the desert people where he recruits both he lusu people and the desert people for the struggle against the Empire's huge army. While in Frostmarris, his vamparic majesty gets killed by Bellorum. The queen then retreats with all her vampires and undeads, and without the vampires, the air navy bombs frostmarris until there's pretty much nothing left. That's when Sharley (Charlemane) arrive with his army-of-the-South and win. On the other hand, Oskan found out that his youngest daughter, Medea, is the causer of the frostmarris destruction and murderer of her brother Cerdic. Oskan then sends Medea to the world of darkness. The war is won and Bellorum's two devilish sons are killed, and Bellorum himself was beheaded by the queen and then torn to bits by the vampire queen. Sharley then brought his new friend that he first met in the desert kingdom fishing.
frazrat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Blade of fire" is the sequel to "Cry of the Icemark". It take place about 20 years later. Queen Thirrin and Oskan Witchfather now have five grown children who make up the royal House of Lindenshield. Charlemagne is the youngest and wants to defend the country just like the rest of his siblings however he walks with a pronounced limp due to having Polio when he was younger. The adventure really gets exciting when Sharley (Charlemagne) is sent away with his tutor Maggie and the refugees of the country on ships to the south for the duration of the war.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sad this drivel followed such a excellent first novel. Storyline was completely predictable and so were events. No suspense, twists or turns...just a monotone read
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Good book but everyone knows that the first or last book in a series are the best. Never the ones in between...same in Harry Potter..they were all good and I have read them all but the last was the best.
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This book is great, but is not as great as the first one. Also, if the two parents had been better to their daughter, nothing bad would have happened!
WordWhimsy More than 1 year ago
This dazzling sequel to "The Cry of the Icemark" lives up to it's predecessor and introduces a whole different story line, that's exciting, fresh, and juts as good as the last! This book introduces Thirrin and Oskan's children. The domineering and proud future queen, Cressida. The always joking, never serious twins, Eodred and Cerdic. The dark, brooding, and magical Medea. And the main character, the crippled Charlamagne who may seem weak and small but will live up to the prophecy that proclaims him The Shadow of the Storm! Everything about this book is crafted in such exquisite detail. The people of the Icemark, the Snow Leopards, the Vampires, The Polyponitian Empire, and the Werewolves give this book so much excitement and character that when you finish the book you juts want to sit back down and read it again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i read the frest one and thanking of geting this one is it good?
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