"[Harris] creates a glorious and complex world replete with rune-based magical spells, bickering gods, exciting adventures and difficult moral issues."
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What an original read this was! Harris combined Norse mythology with the dangers of blindly following religious structures, and the result was fascinating. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Micaela Muldoon
I enjoyed this book. The stories beginning pace was a bit slow, but it picked up. Those who enjoy Fablehaven, or other Middle-Reader Fantasy books may enjoy this book, as well.Published 3 months ago by Chudames
Started out well and thought I had finally found a Tolkeinesque quality novel but it degenerated pretty quickly.Published 19 months ago by Paul A Rose
Its an amazing story and I love the characters, and the plot line, and it's all just
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Love Joanne Harris and got this book for me but knew immediately a friend would enjoy. Turned over to him and he hasn't put it down. Sure hope he finishes soon so I can read it. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amanda J. Edwards
This book starts out with a young girl who is persecuted and misunderstood. There has been quite a bit of that lately. However, this book _works_ and that is what counts.Published 22 months ago by William Reich
There's not much else to say. I didn't connect at all. I love fantasy and reading in general and I had a hard time getting through this one.Published on November 15, 2013 by RoxiePoxie4
This is a really good book. Well written. Interesting and twisting plot. A great deal of Norse legend/myths which I thought was fascinating, especially the way it was woven into... Read morePublished on October 31, 2013 by Peanut Butta N. Jel E.
I enjoyed "Runemarks" a lot. As it went on, I had trouble putting it down, especially as I was afraid I would lose track of who was where and why. Read morePublished on September 25, 2013 by Margery L. Goldstein