Runemarks by Joanne Harris

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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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About Joanne Harris

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JOANNE HARRIS is the author of the Whitbread Award-shortlisted Chocolat (made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp) and eleven other bestselling novels. She lives with her husband and daughter in Yorkshire.
 
Published January 8, 2008 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 546 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History, Romance, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Runemarks by Joanne Harris 500pp, Doubleday, £14.99.

Oct 26 2007 | Read Full Review of Runemarks

The Bookbag

The prose is straightforward, vigorous and totally lacking in pretension - as it should be in books aimed at even sophisticated young teen or tween readers - but neither is it self-consciously "dumbed down", which so many writers of adult fiction seem to think is appropriate in their I Can Write ...

Oct 24 2009 | Read Full Review of Runemarks

The Bookbag

The prose is straightforward, vigorous and totally lacking in pretension - as it should be in books aimed at even sophisticated young teen or tween readers - but neither is it self-consciously "dumbed down", which so many writers of adult fiction seem to think is appropriate in their I Can Write ...

Dec 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Runemarks

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Creative Loafing

Set mostly in a pre-Industrial-Revolution village, Runemarks takes place in an alternate history in which the Norse Armageddon, or "Ragnarok," took place 500 years earlier.

Jan 02 2008 | Read Full Review of Runemarks

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