By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. XD hide spoiler ] And many other characters! Fans of military fantasy. This is a younger version of Game of Thrones and is accessible to all ages and genders. She also has to defend against an invading empire down from the south. One could argue that Thirrin grows stronger etc. 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 Amazons. Hill compares the clear night sky to the Aurora Borealis and I felt like I was seeing it myself.

I loved her friend, Oskan, Witch’s Son too. No wonder Cornelia Funke complimented this series “Remarkable,”! I liked that a lot. The best of all is that both armies rode antler stags during their final battle against the Polytontian Army! Because this story is quite transparent and contrived, it might make a nice introduction for very young readers into the realm of fantasy literature – but older readers and adults are likely to be bored with it pretty quickly. It means that the Icemark is currently suffering in agony that’s why they’re crying in pain and Thirrin, as a princess, is someone who can save her kingdom from the conquerors. I love the characters, the unexpected allies, and the third person approach, allowing all characters their thoughts in writing.

View all 12 comments. Thirrin was the perfect young queen. See all 3 questions about The Cry of the Icemark…. In describing all the food, such as the beef and mead, he explained what they look and smell like.

When he was a teenager, Stuart lost “the real Thirrin,” his red-haired sister Kathleen, to leukemia. He knows a lot about medicine and magic. It it within pages of the start of the book that the hero faces her first challenge and from that moment on she never stops.

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I gave it two chances and the last one stopped like on page 50, because damn, I was like “Maybe it will get better”. When the Witches do arrive, they immediately went about, setting up the infirmary in Frostmarris as they lend a hand in trying to heal or at least ease the pain of the fallen and wounded soldiers.

What I loathe… o The battle scenes to an extent. Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. But, as someone who has slogged through Tolkien and who has a literary soft spot for brash girls, neither of those really bother me. One of my all time favorites. The author really took the time to bring the cultures of this novel to life.

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 was so abrupt that for a while I thought maybe my copy was missing some pages or something, but nope. I was stunned to learn Stuart Hill had written more To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Anyone can totally relate to them. Suspenseful, Humorous, Influential, Juicy, Picaresque What I love… o The descriptive and suspenseful battle scenes o Visually descriptive geographic locations o The title as it describes the book perfectly.


Cry of the Icemark is the story of young Thirrin, a warrior princess to the land of Icemark. 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.

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I’m not a fan of war books, but because of this masterpiece, it made a boring war story to a suspense one that’ll make you turn the pages non-stop!

The Icemark Chronicles 1. Because this story is quite transparent and contrived, it might make a nice introduction for very young readers into the ix of fantasy literature – but older readers and adults are likely to be bored with it pretty quickly. Princess Thirrin Freer Stong-in-the-Arm Lindenshield, Wildcat of the North, the protagonist of this book just turned 14 when her country was being threatened by the best army of the known world, the Polypontian Army, led by the brilliant and ruthless general Scipio Bellorum.

Thirrin holds the fate of her kingdom in her hands after her father is killed and their enemy rises on the horizon, leading her to making alliances with powerful creatures and befriending a young warlock to save her people before they can be wiped out.

Bellorum’s tactics are as naive and silly as it gets, and any army would have him hung or murdered for the way he treats his officers, in the matter of weeks. The audience that would most likely have the most interest in this book would be people that like young adult fiction, adventure, and suspense. Since leaving school, he has worked as a teacher and an archaeologist, and now balances life as both Stuart Hill was born tge Leicester, in the East Midlands of England, xoming he still lives today.

It seems as though Hill did this to make the world seem unique, but not all that different from our own. I also thoroughly enjoyed the action in this book. The Cry of Icemark, truly beautiful! Which they did, when Thirrin and Oskan traveled far and wide to reach the Hub of the World and offer Tharaman-Thar friendship.

While the book was a little slow in reaching its climax, I wa Iss love fantasy books and this one definitely delivered on the goods. It is filled with strong female characters and sympathetic male ones pink fluffy slippers anyone? Thyrrin is a young heroine that I just loved.


Good to stave off boredom but hardly fulfilling if searching for an engaging or interesting book. The battles were supremely done but the final one was very I by far recommend it. I forgot how much i loved this book and these characters!

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The Icemark Chronicles Website has reported that the company that purchased the rights to the movie will not actually be making a film of the first book in the near future, if at all but is expected to.

It totally describes the whole book!

But then, after I read the first paragraph of the first page, I got hooked just like what happened to me two years ago! I wouldn’t quite call it a “roast beef” book, but it has a good message, and everyone was excited to read it. The Snow Leopards of the Hub of the World are, apparently, equally loved by the One that created all things and so that the One gave both Human and Leopards the ability of speech so that one day, His favourite creations can converse with each other.

The author does such a great job of scene transitions. Find out by reading the book. Lists with This Book.

I wanted to live there. Along with their fierce nature, there were elements of their rich sense of family and tradition, many aspects that would have been destroyed or wiped away by the Polipontans, who cared nothing for other cultures, only the assimilation of their lands and raw resources. Because the Empire hates all that is unscientific and irrational, the Vampires know that if the Icemark falls, the Empire will wipe out tne Vampires next. The characters were not perfect people, but they were good.

Thirrin, having just made an alliance with the werewolves by saving their king, must now seek out more allies, as the Icemark and the werewolves alone cannot defeat the Iz.

No wonder Cornelia Funke complimented this series “Remarkable,”! Further, the name “polypontian”, referring to the many bridges in the empire, may reference the engineering prowess of the ancient Romans.

And then there was the ending.