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Foundling (Monster Blood Tattoo, Book 1) Paperback – Bargain Price, September 6, 2007
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His name is Rossamund Bookchild. Bookchild because he is an orphan raised by a Marine Society and given the same last name of all the children there. Rossamund, normally a girl's name, because that was the name pinned to him when he was left on the steps as a babe. Growing up reading exciting pamphlets recounting daring deeds, Rossamund has a dream of someday becoming a sailor (or vinegaroon) on the vinegar seas where high adventure awaits.Read more ›
In truth, "Foundling" is more of a first act than a first book: characters are introduced, mysteries are suggested, the scene is set; but the arc is not complete. I, for one, eagerly await, Act II.
It would seem D.A. Cornish has that kind of imagination. From the moment I picked up Monster Blood Tattoo I found myself in a world both utterly convincing in its every detail and completely different to anything I have encountered before. The Wizards wern't invited, it seems. They stayed at home with the Orcs and the Dragons and the Dark Lords. Instead I found Fulgars and Factotums, Foundlings and Skolds, Shrewds and Grinnlings, each living in a world of Flintlocks, Bothersalts, Thrice-Highs and, one of my favourites, "Small Beer". Every aspect of this fascinating new world is described with a masterly hand, from the cities to the lowliest flower, by an author who obviously knows its every blade of grass. The characters are complex, interesting, and totally convincing, from the adventurous Rosammund with his unfortunate name, to the dangerous and deep Europe, the cheerful and dependable Fouracres, and the host of other characters, minor and major who fill the world. It's all real, it's all new, and it's an absolute joy to read.
My congratulations to this first time author. I can't wait to read of our new Lamplighter's first day.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I found this an inspiring book, due to the character (the attribute, not the person) of Rossamund. His strength is not that he is clever, although he is a mix of skillfulness and... Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Every so often a series of books come along that just shine - such are the "Monster Blood Tattoo" books. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Arthur Athanassiou
I have just read the Monster-Blood Tattoo series for what is probably the fourth or fifth time since 2010, when I first encountered the series in audiobook format, so brilliantly... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is a unique little gem that completely stands apart from all the mass produced young adult literature about vampires, wear wolves, and post-apocalyptic societies. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jeff
I thought I would really like this book. It drags along and drags along there is little to no action and it focuses mainly on this boys journey to man hood. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lori-Beth Hodgin
It is a great book that always captures your attention. I highly recommend it to teen readers as I am one, and those who are looking to be envaloped into an entire world.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Rosamund is a foundling with a name that causes his lots of problems for a boy - specifically with one boy. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Audrey Anderson
Foundling by D.M. Cornish is a fantasy fiction novel. It is set on the ‘half continent’ and follows the journey of an orphan named Rossamund as he sets out on his path to become a... Read morePublished 5 months ago by A Kid's Review
The theme of Foundling by D.M. Cornish is Darkness and light.I think that it is darkness and light because the main person is good and is not that bad but other people in the book... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Katherine