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    DescriptionSeven o'clock on a Monday morning, five hundred years after the End of the World, and goblins had been at the cellar again. Maddy Smith has always been an outsider. In a world ruled by the harsh and puritanical Order, she is shunned for the strange birthmark on her left hand. For this is no ordinary birthmark - it is a runemark, a sign of the old gods. In fact, Maddy can do things that no-one else can, things that could be called magic. But not until she meets the old traveller One-Eye, an outsider like herself, does she learn what power she really has, and what she will be asked to do with it. In "Runemarks", Joanne Harris creates a world not unlike our own - if it had been shaped by the Vikings instead of the Romans - and colours it with her familiar blend of rich imagery and gritty realism. A disenchanted world, where the gods died long ago. Can Maddy bring them back to life?


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    Title
    Runemarks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joanne Harris
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780552778985
    ISBN 10: 0552778982
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009000
    DC23: 823.92
    Publisher
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Black Swan
    Publication date
    02 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Joanne Harris is the author of the Whitbread-shortlisted Chocolat (made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp) and seven other bestselling novels. Her hobbies are listed in Who's Who as 'mooching, lounging, strutting, strumming, priest-baiting and quiet subversion'. She plays bass guitar in a band first formed when she was 16, is currently studying Old Norse, and lives with her husband and daughter in Yorkshire, about 15 miles from the place she was born. www.joanne-harris.co.uk
    Review quote
    "Loved Runemarks...a core fantasy much like the stories of David Eddings or Terry Brooks, with a cool twist on Norse mythology" -- Stephenie Meyer "An inventive, moving and witty novel that is hard to put down" TES "If the likes of Philip Pullman's Northern Lights had you bewitched, then Runemarks is certainly worth a read." Heat Magazine "Joanne Harris, best known as the author of Chocolat, is good at beginnings and pay-offs: each of the chapters in this nine-part fantasy epic has a punchy finish that makes you want to read on...Especially enjoyable are Harris's aphorisms, her satire of joyless piety, and the comically irreverent vernacular spoken by a dissolute goblin and the trickster god Loki" The Sunday Times "She is so terrific, she can write about anywhere, anything, anyone." Daily Telegraph