The major fantasy debut from bestselling author Joanne Harris, now in paperback.
Seven o'clock on a Monday morning, five hundred years after the end of the world, and goblins have been at the cellar again. Not that anyone would admit it was goblins. In Maddy Smith’s world, order rules. Chaos, old gods, faeries, magic—all of these were supposedly vanquished centuries ago. But Maddy knows that a small bit of magic has survived. The “ruinmark” she was born with on her palm proves it—and makes the other villagers fearful and suspicious that she is a witch.
But the mysterious traveler One-Eye sees Maddy’s mark not as a defect, but a destiny. And Maddy will need every scrap that One-Eye can teach her about runes, cantrips, and glamours—every ounce of magic she can command—if she is to survive that destiny.
* “Harris creates a glorious and complex world replete with rune-based magical spells, bickering gods, exciting adventures and difficult moral issues.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred
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Joanne Harris is the author of many bestselling books. including Chocolat and Five Quarters of the Orange. She lives in England with her husband and daughterFrom AudioFile:
Goblins, magic, and faeries all play a leading role in this complex, engaging story about Maddy Smith, a girl from a different sort of world with a different sort of talent. Born with a "ruinmark" on her hand, Maddy learns from the strange wanderer One-Eye that she is very special and is in control of something much larger than herself. Irish actress Sile Bermingham is well suited to her role as narrator and voices all characters, male and female, with great success. The story is recorded in full, resulting in a lengthy presentation, but Bermingham's sense of timing and drama immerse the listener so completely in Maddy's journey that time disappears until this fantastic tale is complete. B.H. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Descripción Corgi Childrens, 2008. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110552555754