Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) said: Cry of the Icemark was a stirring military The Cry of the Icemark (The Icemark Chronicles, #1). Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Grade –This epic fantasy has at its center a Book 1 of 3 in The Icemark Chronicles (3 Book Series). 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.

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Werewolves, vampires, witches, and much more exist in the lands around her, but convincing them to fight with her is a ciemark in itself. View all 3 comments.

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Rereading it now, I feel the same wonder I remember in the world of the Icemark. And slightly corny vampires hilarious as they were. Oskan is a healer among other things, and can understand wolf-folk chgonicles. He is The Icemark’s longest serving ruler and had fought off enemies like the Corsairs and Vampires.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Cressida Lindenshield is the oldest daughter of Thirrin and Oskan and heir to the Icemark throne, and has the red hair and green eyes of her mother. Also, the voice the story is told in is unique. He swaps between characters without being obnoxious – so it’s third person, but, in a good way. 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.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I still remember the incident in which I bought this book. The Vampire King and Queen appear reluctant to keep up their end of the treaty, but in the end, they help fight the Polypontians in The Blade of Fire.


It is unknown to her that she was really being guided by Cronus, who abandoned her once she had served the purpose of distracting the Icemark while he invaded the physical realms, leaving the arrogant military commander he left behind to be killed by Thirrin.

The Icemark Chronicles Series by Stuart Hill

The army cannot take the city despite the military genius of their commander. There was no character related interest. Jul 27, Summer rated it it was ok. Although not excessively gory, I felt all the inherent threat and bloody nature of battle.

icemarl The vampires and the snowy owls drink the blood of many soldiers and the were-wolves tear the soldiers apart. Icemark is a medieval fantasy with a more complex set of characters and a more complex vision of good This was my absolute favorite series when I was about twelve years old. I think Hill was truly on to something here, it was just shrouded in the stumblings of a first book.

She led the horse chtonicles warriors of the Hypolitan, and was married to Olememmnon, Thirrin’s uncle. After her father’s brave death in battle Thirrin is then faced with the large responsibility of Queen.

Well that is my main gripe with the book but I heartily recommend it. Children’s literature portal Fantasy portal. I also loved his wry sense of humor and the fact that he never took himself too importantly, despite his incredible latent power.

In another, Oskan, seeing that Thirrin is in danger, calls down lightning, which kills many Polypontian troops, but almost kills him too. Not a good family read aloud.

The books were written by Stuart Hill from Leicester. When her father dies in a heroic battle with a gigantic invading army, Thirrin becomes queen of her small but hardy country, the Icemark. This book has the coming of age quality that one would look for in a young adult novel, Thirrin tends to be very unsure of herself at times stating that she hopes people don’t notice that she’s making this up as she chrnoicles. They then lead an army back to the Icemark and save the country.


She’s not even a “girly-girl”. During one vhronicles, the Vampire King engages Bellorum. Of the previous eight monarchs, only two died in their bed. Jcemark book just really annoyed me, and unless you enjoy war books with absolutely no plot-line other than mindless action, don’t waste your time reading this something page book of yawns. Because of this, Grishmak allies himself with the Icemark. Yeah, right Here are these battle hardened soldiers, who are strong enough to defeat the Polypontian Army based chroincles the Roman Legions and they look without question to the 14 year old girl?

Characters in the Icemark Chronicles Medea.

Twenty years have passed: Charlemagneknown as Sharleyis Thirrin and Oskan’s crippled youngest son and has the green eyes and red hair of his mother. Along with Thirrin is a Warlock who is her age, her Royal Advisor, and must face his decision of turning to the light or the dark. Ketshaka is the ruler of Lusuland, which is located south of the Icemark in Arifica. He gathers more allies such as the Lusu People and a battalion of zombies, Rock Trolls, and ghosts, proving he has inherited the ability to unite people from his mother.

Although Icemark’s scrappy peoples resemble Vikings, and the Polypontians recall the conquering Romans, realism dissipates as Icemagk forges alliances with werewolves, vampires, and giant, talking snow leopards reminiscent of Philip Pullman’s armored bears.