The Cry of the Icemark (The Icemark Chronicles Series #1)

The Cry of the Icemark (The Icemark Chronicles Series #1)

by Stuart Hill
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The Cry of the Icemark (The Icemark Chronicles Series #1) by Stuart Hill

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!"

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ISBN-13: 9780439686273
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2006
Series: Icemark Chronicles Series , #1
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 7.56(w) x 8.02(h) x 1.24(d)
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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Cry of the Icemark (Icemark Chronicles Series #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 113 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Cry of the Icemark is a fantasy book by Stuart Hill. The Cry of the Icemark is a great book that keeps you interested until the very last page. It is full of adventure. The book takes place in a kingdom called Icemark during an unknown time period. Thirrin, the princess of Icemark, is forced to become queen when she is 14, after her father dies in battle. Thirrin has to save her kingdom from the Empire by winning the war. She makes many allies, which include the wolf-folk, snow leopards and vampires. She also makes friends with a healer named Oskan. Throughout the book she is helped by Maggie, her tutor, who helps her defeat the cleverest general in the world. Stuart Hill uses difficult vocabulary and adds many details that help create an image in your mind while you are reading the book. He tells the story in third person. If you like fantasy and adventure this book is right for you. While reading the book you will feel exactly what the main character is feeling. The Cry of the Icemark is a book that will make you never want to put it down.
CrazyAwesome More than 1 year ago
This book is by far one of the best books i have ever read and i read a lot! The charactors are well developed in a way that lets you really connect with them. At times i nearly cried. The plot was original, exciting, and really well written. This is a must read!
Lenalee More than 1 year ago
There are very few words that could do this book the justice that it deserves. It is so amazing in the detail, acuracy, and characters that it keeps you from putting the book down. The plot is amazing and is descibed so that you can picture it in your head. It uses some real life facts, which just helps to make the book more believable and enjoyable. The plot is perfect, and uses a lot of action and suspense. There is some drama and humor thrown into the mix, which just help to make the book more perfect. It is easy to read, maybe a little hard in parts, but s great overall. It is agrat first book to an amazing series. I suggest you read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book and read the second book now reading the third book and looking forward to the prequel!
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In elementary school they had this book fair and this book was there so I convinced my mom to buy me it. I was rather young and that was quite a long time ago but I do know that I really enjoyed the book. I'm going to buy it again and re-read it since I lost it from so long ago. I really recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book with a very nice main character
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Please don't listen to everyone saying that the books to predictable or its not posible to do this. Some people don't understand what it means to just read a book! I will admit the star was slow, but once you got into it, you felt totaly envoled. I loved the main chacracter, she's really inspiering. Totaly for young people or girls. You will totaly love the main characters attitude and all of her funny outragestly awesome sidkicks that made me laugh the whole way though. I loved this book and whouldn't let anyone tell me it wasn't good. Bcause that wouldn't be true. This book is amazing.
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Didnt take me long to become absorbed into this book. Thrilling, heart-pounding, lip biting... need i say more. Extraordinary series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the kind of book that takes on an interesting journey with fascinating characters. Thirrin and Oskan are brilliantlly written and thought out. It's got adventure, drama, humor, and even the war scenes aren't too graphic or anything. The rest of the series is just as good as this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book so much!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If ur in school and you have reading point goals FINISH these books i diddnt finish the second and took a test i i sure failed it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been pestering B&N to put this book into ebook format for quite some time now, and apparently so have a few others. This book is absolutely amazing and I am estatic that they actually listened. The rest of the series is just as good as the first and I definitely recommend reading the other 2 as well.
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sgmaxx More than 1 year ago
loved it check it out
WordWhimsy More than 1 year ago
Don't let the corny artwork on the cover fool you, this book is outta sight!!! This series is my favorite series in the entire world. I've reread the books more times that I can count. Wonderful storyline and setting. Stuart Hill uses fantasy creatures and situations that no one else does. He creates these creatures with incredible details and gives them personalities, cultures, and morals. The Vampires are not just blood sucking parasites but they are creatures of elegantly dark and cold ruthlessness. The Snow Leopards are highly intelligent, ferocious warriors with beautiful personalities and a wry sense of humor. Thirrin is a warrior queen who will rally you her to her cause the moment she screams out her war cry of "Blood, Blast, and Fire" and you'll immediately lose your heart over Oskan, her young yet powerful warlock advisor. There are so many twists and turns in the plot and so many glorious details that the moment you out this book down you'll be racing to the store to buy the sequel!!!
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Kim Vish More than 1 year ago
When I read the overveiw for this book I thought it was going to be more of a magic type book. It turned out to be more like a war book with some magic in it. It was still a good book, not too gory or anything, but I was expecting different.
epic_adventure_fan More than 1 year ago
I have yet to read a book that draws me in from chapter one as this one did - I am still trying to find a book as enjoyable. Although the main character does not act how I would the entire time, she is very easy to empathize with. The allusions to kingdoms past of our world is incredible, and the details used to create the story is enough to create a visual and still leaving wiggle-room for the individual reader. The author does a fantastic job with this book, and I can honestly say I was NOT bored through any of the four hundred or so pages. This original novel is without a doubt worth every penny!
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