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The Cry of the Icemark

Narrated by: Sian Thomas
Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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Summary

When her father dies in battle, 14-year-old Thirrin becomes Queen of the Icemark. Not only must she win the respect of her people, but she has to raise an army to protect them from the most formidable threat of invasion her nation has ever known.
©2006 Stuart Hill;

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"A sprawling military fantasy that benefits from a likable heroine and will appeal most to readers who enjoy getting swept up in a good, lengthy yarn." ( Publishers Weekly)
"With plenty of strange creatures, growing relationships, well done battle scenes and set pieces both terrifying and triumphant, this above average epic has something to please high fantasy fans of every stripe." ( Kirkus Reviews)
"Stuart Hill's debut novel is a thrilling fantasy epic that will be readily devoured by fans of the genre." ( Alan Review)

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A book that lasts through the years!

I first discovered this as a teenager and myself and my siblings kept passing it around-"who has it?". There are three of us and yet this went on for years!

Having discovered it as an audio book I immediately bought it and the sequel-brilliant. Amazing narration and the characters, cultures and politics are brilliant.

At 24 I still love listening to it and will continue to do so for at least another decade (or two!)...

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Amazing

This book is aimed at children but I find that it works for any age. The characters Hill creates are believable and interact well together. However for me the world created is brilliant, the civilisations aare based on those from our world eg the Romans (Polypontions) or the Amazons (Hypolitan). There is a good amount of humour whille still retaining the serious plotline.

Downloaded it on Sunday and listened to it 5 times by the end of the week. Amazing story, can't wait to get the next one

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My favourite audiobook, ever

This is one of my all-time favourite books and I've listened to this audiobook so many times I can speak along to it. It comforts me and makes me feel safe, I love Sian's voice and this audiobook was honestly the only reason I got audible. If you're considering reading this book/listening to this audiobook please go for it! I'd find it hard to find a book that I've read more times or that has influenced me more than this one. I first read it aged 11 (begrudgingly at first, it was a birthday present so I felt I had to) and adored it. The second and third books in the series are also incredible and the prequel is great, though not quite as good as the original series. This first book will always be my favourite however, and age 20 I am still reading/listening to it and don't think I will ever stop.

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  • 17-06-19

fantastic hearing a book from my childhood

it is fantastic hearing a book from my childhood brought to life so vividly. I very much recommend