Monday, April 28, 2008

Runemarks

Runemarks by Joanne Harris
Seven o’clock on a Monday morning, five hundred years after the end of the world, and goblins had been at the cellar again. . . . Not that anyone would admit it was goblins. In Maddy Smith’s world, order rules. Chaos, old gods, fairies, goblins, magic, glamours–all of these were supposedly vanquished centuries ago. But Maddy knows that a small bit of magic has survived. The “ruinmark” she was born with on her palm proves it–and makes the other villagers fearful that she is a witch (though helpful in dealing with the goblins-in-the-cellar problem). But the mysterious traveler One-Eye sees Maddy’s mark not as a defect, but as a destiny. And Maddy will need every scrap of forbidden magic One-Eye can teach her if she is to survive that destiny. For more information -- watch a book trailer! - check out this site.

1 comment:

Nate Hoekstra said...

B+

A good book, with an interesting storyline, but after a while it seems like the story suffers as a result of all the new random people the author keeps throwing in, with the new characters not as well developed as the old ones. I liked the world and the nature of the struggle that the author created quite a bit, both were well developed and fascinating.