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Blade of Fire

The Icemark Chronicles

By Stuart Hill

Blade of Fire
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  • Published in USA  Feb 2007,
    584 pages.
    Age range: Young Adult


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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, who's just coming into her magical powers, 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.

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A huge (in every way) disappointment, this bloated sequel to Cry of the Icemark (2005) bogs down a tale terrific at its core in a mire of uninspired subplots, unnecessary explanations and predictable set pieces." - Kirkus.

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Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by Rolando reyes
BEST BOOK EVER
I can't believe how great this book was! If i had to rate this book on a scale of 1 to 10 I give this book a 100. It is the best book I have ever read. I am a middle school student, and I got the book at my school and every day I go tell one of my friends to read it. This is book this is a book I will remember for my entire life. Stuart Hill you are a complete genius; your book is the first book that grabbed me from the beginning to the very end. Whatever you do to write these books, keep doing it, because you have yourself a new fan. Thank you for the gift of your books - I've even read this book 6 times already!

Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by Icemark person
The book i LOVE!!!!!!!
OK,this book was dazzling and I loved every second I read in this book, and I wish I could have read the sneak peek to the Blade of Fire because I wanted to be " surprized" I wish I could have read the sneak peek! But this book fit my taste in books PERFECTLY to the T and to the K . I loved this book. I though it was a Fluke book but it was Stuart Hill and uh who said they weren't making a movie cause if this is true I am going to be MAD!

Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by Bob Ness
Simple Amazing
After reading terrible vampire/werewolf/human books, which are not only highly predictable, but extremely boring, Blade of Fire was an exciting change. Filled with historic countries and mythical creatures, it is the tale of courage and despair, hope and uncertainty, and, best of all, finding ones self. The sense of wonder Sharley receives upon entering foreign lands adds to the story, and shows how a stranger might feel in an entirely different country is simply awe-inspiring, especially from the way Hill writes. Though I have heard that there hasn't been enough romance, this argument can be easily countered by saying that romance is truly there; not in the forms most young teenagers like to read, but it appears in the form of an unwavering power that could stand generations alone. Hill portrays this love as never-ending, and no sort of physical embrace is needed. The battle sequences are also amazing, and Stuart Hill hasn't failed yet. All in all, the books didn't cease to move me, and to make me read them over and over again.

Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by sassy star02
diva-daughter
This imaginable story was...interesting...a lot. I wish to request an idea to the author, Stuart Hill, my request is to make this book have more romance in it and to try making it into a movie. I bet it will be the best movie in the history of movies. PLEASE...consider my suggestions. Thank you!

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Stuart Hill Author Biography

Stuart Hill was born in Leicester, in the East Midlands of England, where he still lives today. His family heritage includes English, Irish, Romany and Jewish blood.  As a student his grades were average at best, but he 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 an archaeologist, and now balances life as both a bookseller and a writer.

The Cry of the Icemark
is his first novel. When he was a teenager, Hill 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 - Ottakars is ...

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