Friday, August 27, 2010

Rating : 4.0/5
Number of Pages : 511
Series : #1 Chronicles of the Icemark
Format : Teenage Fantasy Novel
Reason for Reading : Challenge with Mariel

Thirrin is a young (14 year old) warrior Princess who will lead her people after her father dies. She has grown up educated in the art of war despite her young age and it is all she lives for. She lives in Icemark which is a small kingdom in the North which has harsh winters. A mighty Southern empire (Polypontian empire based on the Romans) threatens the safety of the country and it is up to Thirrin to save her people. She has the help of Oskan, a powerful male witch who could go dark.

She discovers allies in unusual places. First there are the wolf people when she takes a chance and spares the life of one who turns out to be their ruler. The wolf people then lead her to the vampires in the Land of the Ghosts and to the giant snow leopard’s in the far north. The problem is will her allies reach her before her enemy defeats them and will they keep to their promises.

This was a lot of fun and I am looking forward to the second book in the series. I really warmed to the characters and especially loved the spoiled cat Primplepuss. Likewise I really liked the snow leopards and the differences in their impulses and the way they reacted to situations.


Ladytink_534 said...

I haven't heard of this before but it really does sound neat!

Ana S. said...

There's a cat? Well, I'm interested then ;)

Alice said...

Snow leopards? Woooooooh...