Published April 1, 2009.
The Icemark is a kingdom in grave danger. Its king has been killed in battle, its enemy lies in wait, and its fate rests on the shoulders of one girl. Thirrin Freer Strong-in-the-Arm Lindenshield, a beautiful princess and an intrepid warrior, must find a way to protect her land from a terrible invasion. She will forge an extraordinary alliance of noble Snow Leopards, ancient Vampires, and ferocious Wolf-folk. She will find unexpected strength in her friendship with a young warlock. And she will lead her allies to victory with her fierce battle cry: “Blood! Blast! And Fire!” (goodreads.com)
Nicole was our Keeper of the Book for this month and she led us woefully astray. She was the lone brave soul that was capable of venturing to the end of this tome for the rest of us gave up after varying amounts of pages ranging from five to 300. None of us had too much of an issue with the plot per se but it couldn’t seem to get out of its own way and Thirrin just wasn’t that likable of a character. In fact she was a bit of a snatch. And she’s barely fourteen. Doom on her.
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Ban Factor: High – Blissfully Christianity free and filled with talking animals, werewolves and vampires, among other woodland creatures. Not to mention a temperamental teen. It’s all too much!