Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Grade –This epic fantasy has at its center a Book 1 of 3 in The Icemark Chronicles (3 Book Series). The Cry of The Icemark is the first novel in the Icemark Trilogy. It follows Thirrin Freer Strong-in-the-Arm Lindenshield, the year old heir to the throne of. Philip Ardagh gets caught up in Stuart Hill’s epic fantasy, The Cry of the Icemark.

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I really struggled through this one. The audience that would most likely have the most interest in this book would be people that like young adult fiction, adventure, and suspense. Not a good family read aloud.

hhe I liked teh fact this book had a proper ending, I liked all the main characters in the book and the baddie was a fully formed figure as well. Paperbackpages. Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. The Icemark Chronicles 3 books.

I’ve had it for a couple of years given by a friend and never got around to reading it until yesterday. From the very first page you are engaged and excited by the fiery, brave protagonist, Thirrin, and the story only accelerates from there. Bellorum’s tactics are as naive and silly as it gets, and any army would have him hung or murdered for the way he treats his officers, in the matter of weeks. There is also death, violence ifemark cruelty, so no angry letters, please.


Even her animal companions are male. Published April 1st by Scholastic Paperbacks first published January 3rd There was no character development and from the beginning the adult characters acted and sounded too much like children.

Hill writes delightful fighting scenes with great detail, and he also carefully ixemark his characters.

The Cry of the Icemark (The Icemark Chronicles: Book 1)

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I just wish that Hill had walked away from this one at the manuscript stage for about a year, taken the time to write some other things, then come back and given it the sort of brutal editing that would have taken it from mediocre to great.

If only these lands were inhabited by people and not stereotypes Redrought was a bit cartoonish at times, but still very likable; and I love how Hill handled Maggie and Grimswald.

This was my absolute favorite series when I was about twelve years old. If not, it’s not “were,” it’s just a “wolf.

Much of the story is very much glossed over, cyr a lot of telling without much expansion upon emotions, reactions Overall this is an amazingly well written book with a lot of evidence of thoughtfulness.


Characters in the Icemark Chronicles Medea. It did not and the main character is the most annoying person to exist. There was no character related interest.

The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill

She is a warrior with a conscious. Feb 02, Shauna rated it it was ok Shelves: After bursts of immeasurable determination, the allies manage to continuously withstand the Empire. A strong and cfy girl who’ll do anything to save her kingdom against the conquerors. January 3, Scholastic Audio Books; Unabridged edition: I guest you just have to read it to find out what happens.

The Icemark Chronicles by Stuart Hill. Cry of the Icemark is the story of young Thirrin, a warrior princess to the land off Icemark. ULtimately, I stuck it out through the book for Thirrin and Oskan, who were by far the most dynamic characters.