The Icemark Chronicles #1: The Cry of the Icemark

ô The Icemark Chronicles #1: The Cry of the Icemark ↠ Stuart Hill - The Icemark Chronicles #1: The Cry of the Icemark, The Icemark Chronicles The Cry of the Icemark 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 T

  • Title: The Icemark Chronicles #1: The Cry of the Icemark
  • Author: Stuart Hill
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  • Page: 471
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Icemark Chronicles #1: The Cry of the Icemark

    ô The Icemark Chronicles #1: The Cry of the Icemark ↠ Stuart Hill - The Icemark Chronicles #1: The Cry of the Icemark, The Icemark Chronicles The Cry of the Icemark 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 T

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    1. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)

      Cry of the Icemark was a stirring military fantasy adventure The author really took the time to bring the cultures of this novel to life I could see that Icemark people seemed to be modelled after the Scandinavians, while Thyrrin s mother s peoples, the Hypollitan must have been based on the s And the Polipontans seemed to be like the Roman Empire The battle scenes were fantastic thrilling and very well written I got the impression that Mr Hill took these elements very seriously and worked hard [...]

    2. Drakaina

      All right, I am definitely out of the age range of this book and I have apparently outgrown the phase when one dimension characters in a straightforward plot can win my heart Now, could they ever I m not so sure, but the five star reviews from young readers show that the book is appreciated and even loved.I decided to give it two stars instead of one for one simple reason the plot and characters can earn one star at best since there is no no stars option , while I do see some potential in the au [...]

    3. Charissa Sophia de la Rosa

      I bought this book last 2010 in a book fair at my school and after reading it, set it aside But now that I rummaged through my library and saw it again, I decided to read it But then, after I read the first paragraph of the first page, I got hooked just like what happened to me two years ago With this book, you ll never get bored What I Love The plot and writing style Excellent made and perfectly written I m not a fan of war books, but because of this masterpiece, it made a boring war story to a [...]

    4. Krista (I remember you, Min) (Critical)

      I m not a big fan of war books, but I gave this one a try because I thought there would be to it There wasn t The characters were intriguing, and some of them likable, but they had absolutely no development One could argue that Thirrin grows stronger etc but reallye was strong from the very beginning, and she never became any less arrogant, or any likable Then there was Oskan, the love friend possible love interest who really was of a slave for Thirrin to boss around than anything else I mean [...]

    5. Em-nat

      Cry of the Icemark is one of the most sickeningly misogynistic YA stories I have ever had the misfortune of reading I m surprised at how many readers have managed to delude themselves into thinking that Hill has written a female role model in Therin, considering how antagonistic and hateful she is toward all the other female characters she meets in the book literally, all of them , and her constant insistence on surrounding herself with no one but men Even her animal companions are male At one p [...]

    6. Scott

      From the outset, this story seems contrived and not very deeply thought out The story begins with a detailed history book style narrative of the kingdom of Icemark breaking the vaunted show, don t tell rule , and then moves on into some very staged plot devices Example In the second chapter, the werewolf our heroine has captured and brought back to her father s castle Aren t werewolves supposed to change back into human form at some point If not, it s not were, it s just a wolf announces to ever [...]

    7. Kristen

      This is probably one of my favorite books I first read this when it was published a few years back and fell in love with the Icemark I wanted to live there I adored the werewolves, was impressed by the vampires, and LOVED the snow leopards Thirrin was the perfect young queen I read this book over and over and over because it gives a new flavor to worn out species and stories I was stunned to learn Stuart Hill had written

    8. Edy

      DNF.I gave it two chances and the last one stopped like on page 50, because damn, I was like Maybe it will get better It did not and the main character is the most annoying person to exist Kind of reminded me Ebony Dementia Dark ness Raven Way from My Immortal , but even Ebony was better written Mary Sue than this.

    9. Amanda Duarte

      I do not recommend this book if you are someone who is a fan of Tamora Pierce and other quality authors of the fantasy realm The characters are flat, bland, entirely undeveloped and unoriginal, and half of them can t seem to decide what sort of overall voice they will have in the entire book The young Thirrin, and mind you this is a 13 year old who turns 14 in the book, is nothing than a royal brat She constantly loses her temper with absolutely no consequences to follow, and while I love a fem [...]

    10. Shauna

      I demoted this to two stars The children enjoyed it for the most part, but it seemed to drag on at the end Predictable and a bit boring It started out promising We really liked it when Therrin punched the werewolf, and then he ended up being the king of the werewolves and eventually swore allegiance to her But, when the 14 year old heroine takes over the country and the army when her father dies it got boring and predictable Therrin is an amazing soldier and everyone defers to her Yeah, right [...]

    11. Theodosia of the Fathomless Hall

      Starting note If you, like me stopped this book on its slow start don t give up hope for the worstoh, wrong speech, it gets better trust me The Cry of the Icemark focuses on Thirrin Freer Strong in the arm Lindenshield Wildcat of the North view spoiler Queen of the Icemark hide spoiler which incidentally you are told in the inside flap , and her boyfriend adviser, Oskan, Witch s son, view spoiler and one of the rare Warlocks hide spoiler.Thirrin seems nothing than a arrogant, reckless and spoil [...]

    12. Angela

      This is a debut novel with strong promises that the author will hone his craft as other books come along but it was a first novel, and it shows There was a lot of telling of characters thoughts and motivations which I tended to skip because they often went on for pages , instead of showing their thoughts motives in powerful ways Sometimes the dangerous action, especially in the early chapters, came out of nowhere and didn t seem plausible Moreover, I was distracted by the feeling that I had rea [...]

    13. Gav451

      A book which is clearly written for the teenage younger market should no be dismissed out of hand because of that My son recommended this book and so I read it and thoroughly enjoyed it while I did.It was a nice change to read a book where the main character is not only a young female but one who is genuinely tough and who when forced to lead a nation does so from the front without having to ever become a victim or use her wily womanly charms She is a full on proper heroic protagonist I liked th [...]

    14. Aneuwoman

      I love fantasy books and this one definitely delivered on the goods I love girls who can fight and Hill made me proud by creating such a courageous heroine in Thirrin She is so young and yet so responsible She is definitely a positive role model for young women Even though she is 14, Thirrin isn t boy crazy or pretentious She s not even a girly girl Instead, she is a mini clone of her father She is a warrior with a conscious While the book was a little slow in reaching its climax, I was moved by [...]

    15. Summer

      I really struggled through this one The characters didn t engage me and failed to make that connection that makes a reader care what happens to them There was no character development and from the beginning the adult characters acted and sounded too much like children I understand the two main characters are 14 and 15 and in charge of everyone else but still the adult supporting characters I d expect to act like adults and live up to their role as Supporting Characters, in ways than one Instead [...]

    16. Ashton

      I really enjoyed this one I ve had it for a couple of years given by a friend and never got around to reading it until yesterday It was fun, engaging, and keeps you interested the whole way I am looking forward to the sequels to arrive at my library so I can pick them up Hill uses an interesting mix of the British and Roman Empires to model the Polypontians on down to vini vidi vici being their announcement and so forth Some of the parallels made me groan, but not for long The story of Thirrin a [...]

    17. Jessi Brown

      Cry of the Icemark is the story of young Thirrin, a warrior princess to the land of Icemark Shortly after her 14th birthday, she is officially made heir to the throne in the case of her father s death Soon after, an army from the south begins to invade north towards Icemark hoping to overtake the small land and claim it as its own After her father s brave death in battle Thirrin is then faced with the large responsibility of Queen Knowing she cannot defeat the invading army she reaches out to th [...]

    18. Derrek Kemper

      I give The Cry of the Icemark a 10 out of 10 I give it this rating because throughout the book there is a interesting event happening so I just wanted to keep reading it and I couldn t stop sometimes Also, I give it a 10 out of 10 because the characters in the book just flow right into the plot with the treat of war coming the new young queen Thirrin seeks out to find allies that with help them in the upcoming war between her and the General of the Polypontian Empire Scipio Bellorum I would reco [...]

    19. Mackenzie Hendricks

      The first installment of the Icemark Chronicles by Stuart Hill is set in the fantasy land of the Icemark and follows 14 year old Princess Thirrin Freer Strong in the arm Lindenshield, Wildcat of the North When the small land is threatened by the large, industrialized Polypontian Empire Thirrin seeks desperately to find allies to prevent her small land from being destroyed Werewolves, vampires, witches, and much exist in the lands around her, but convincing them to fight with her is a battle in [...]

    20. Chris

      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 Thirrin Freer Strong in the Arm Lindenshield, a beautiful princess and an intrepid warrior, who 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 a [...]

    21. Catherine Fitzsimmons

      A children s novel by a debut author about a young queen who must make allies with mystical neighbors and lead her people into war with a massive and highly advanced invading army that seeks to destroy her country I had high hopes for this book based on the synopsis, and given that it was in the adult clearance section of the bookstore, I didn t realize it was a children s book until I started reading it It was alright for a children s book, again entertaining, but nothing to write home about Th [...]

    22. Ewelina

      Ca kowicie szczerze uwa am, e je eli ktokolwiek czerpie pocieszenie z tego, e zawsze jest kto , kto ma gorzej ni ty , to jest on wyj tkowo a osnym i chorym osobnikiem Gdybym zwichn a nadgarstek, to nie by abym szcz liwsza na my l o tym, e kto inny z ama nog Fantastyczny misz masz, z ciekawie wykreowanymi postaciami oraz opisami pe nymi akcji Dopracowane i szczeg owe bitwy po prostu porywaj Przyjemna lektura z du ym pok adem warto ci i postaw, z doz historycznych fakt w poukrywanych tu i wdzie Kr [...]

    23. Nira

      I still remember the incident in which I bought this book Out with some friends for lunch, spent all my money and only a few twenties left, I saw The Cry of the Icemark in a bookstore and after a quick glance at the blurb I simply had to have it.The storytelling was vibrant I felt there was this nice mingling of seriousness and urgency as well as humour The humour was well portrayed in a way that didn t downplay the danger The book wasn t macabre or too dark, which led me to think it was probabl [...]

    24. Maggie

      This was my absolute favorite series when I was about twelve years old Rereading it now, I feel the same wonder I remember in the world of the Icemark There are some people who complain about the amount of exposition, our that Thirrin is an unlikable protagonist But, as someone who has slogged through Tolkien and who has a literary soft spot for brash girls, neither of those really bother me Icemark is a medieval fantasy with a complex set of characters and a complex vision of good and evil th [...]

    25. Daphne

      The Cry of the Icemark is an excellent fantasy novel with a lot of military strategy and battle It was a little predictable at times and the main characters had somewhat shallow development but it was written for a younger age group than what I usually read and I think that s the reason for that It s still a really nice story that I would recommend to people who enjoy military strategy and well written fights.

    26. Tiffany

      It s very exciting, that s for sure The story of a young warrior queen who has to grow up very quickly and defend her kingdom from the biggest threat in the known world is incredibly exciting and kept me fascinated the entire time Also, I m learning a lot about battle tactics and diplomacy that I d never find out from a history book It s not the best written book in the world, but it is poigantly moving and uses the sometimes clumsy phrasings to good effect.

    27. Joey Woolfardis

      How do we know we can trust you You don t know that you know you can trust me You ll just have to trust me Paraphrasing, but that s the gist of it I quite like the premise but this book was written with children in mind, or so it seemed The King s behaviour made me want to throw up all over my kindle he had yellow fluffy slippers on the banquet table and the way the Princess acts is nowhere near what I d imagine her to be like It was just all so twee.

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