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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It’s also well done militarily, with enough to allow cy to follow the battles but not so much to overwhelm you with positions and strategies.

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It’s still a really nice story that I would recommend to people who enjoy military strategy and well written fights. In fact, most of the characters were well-drawn and excellently narrated by Heather Thr.

It’s the blend that’s the thing; it’s the skill with which Hill has finally brought the words to the page and the characters and situations to life. The Cry of the Icemark is an excellent fantasy novel with a lot of military strategy and battle.

He swaps between characters without being obnoxious – so it’s third person, but, in a good way.

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Now, could they ever? Along with their fierce nature, there were elements of their rich sense of family and tradition, many aspects that would have been destroyed or wiped away by the Polipontans, who cared nothing for other cultures, only the assimilation of their lands and raw resources. I’ve had it for a couple of years given by a friend and never got around to reading it until idemark. They find a new strength within them to fight the Polypontion Army and defeat them. In the second chapter, the “werewolf” our heroine has captured and brought back to her father’s castle Aren’t werewolves supposed to change back into human form at some point?


Cry of the Icemark is the story of young Thirrin, a warrior princess to the land of Icemark. Its king has been killed in battle, its enemy lies in wait, and its fate rests on the shoulders of Thirrin Freer Strong-in-the-Arm Lindenshield, a beautiful princess and an intrepid warrior, who must tge a way to protect her land from a terrible invasion.

I could not bear the Snow Leopards at all, sorry fans. Jan 03, Amanda Duarte rated it did not like it. Hill took these elements very seriously and Cry of the Icemark was a stirring military fantasy adventure. Since leaving school, he has worked as a teacher and an archaeologist, and now balances life as both a bookseller and a writer.

Still, the idea to use as many cultures as possible is a good one, but please Mr.


Much of the story is very much glossed over, with a lot of telling without much expansion upon emotions, reactions I decided to give it two stars instead of one for one simple reason: His family heritage includes English, Irish, Romany and Jewish blood. And the Polipontans seemed to be like the Roman Empire. cryy

I gave it two chances and the last one stopped like on page 50, because damn, I was like “Maybe it will get better”. Fans of military fantasy. Books by Stuart Hill. Hill’s hero is year-old Thirrin Freer Strong-in-the-Arm Lindenshield, and the story tells of her cyr to protect Icemark ruled over by her fierce-looking-but-kind-at-heart father, Redrought against the army of an evil empire by forming alliances with various factions, before facing the psychopathic General Bellorum in a mighty showdown.


His title also changes as his true powers become more evident. First the whole city is evacuated and the inhabitants make a tiresome march to the safety of the north, to escape invasion.

This trilogy has my heart forever. With immense skill and tactics, the Allies manage to continuously bring down the Empire’s numbers. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The werewolves have not yet arrived, as a muster of their nation takes several months.

There are marked similarities between Boudica and Thirrin; bright red hair, a piercing gaze, and a certain bluntness of speech. No trivia or quizzes yet.

The black army is composed entirely of veterans and is considered the elite force of Polypontia. Stuart says that his influences include H. It was so abrupt that for a while I thought maybe my copy was missing some pages or something, but nope.

The battle scenes were fantastic–thrilling and very well-written. Thirrin seems nothing more than a arrogant, reckless and spoiled princess for some part of the story but matures into a a less, arrogant, reckless view spoiler [queen hide spoiler ].