Runemarks

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 526 pages
11 Reviews
Seven o’clock on a Monday morning, five hundred years after the end of the world, and goblins had been at the cellar again. . . . Not that anyone would admit it was goblins. In Maddy Smith’s world, order rules. Chaos, old gods, fairies, goblins, magic, glamours–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 that she is a witch (though helpful in dealing with the goblins-in-the-cellar problem). But the mysterious traveler One-Eye sees Maddy’s mark not as a defect, but as a destiny. And Maddy will need every scrap of forbidden magic One-Eye can teach her if she is to survive that destiny.

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Review: Runemarks (Runemarks #1)

User Review  - Carien - Goodreads

This is a really great read. For anyone familiar with the Norse mythology it will not come as a surprise who Maddy's one-eyed friend is of course, but that only made me more curious to read the book ... Read full review

Review: Runemarks (Runemarks #1)

User Review  - Eowyn - Goodreads

This is rambling, exciting adventure based on characters and settings from Norse mythology. I liked it quite a bit. Commonsense Media gives it 4 stars for 10 and up with the caveat that it's for ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Master storyteller Joanne Harris has created a magical and epic romp–a fresh, funny, and wonderfully irreverent new take on the old Norse tales sure to be enjoyed by readers young and old.
Joanne Harris's books, which include Chocolat and Five Quarters of the Orange, have been published in over 40 countries and have won numerous international awards. She lives in England with her husband and daughter.

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