Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer PS
Thorvald, at the age of 18 years, has just been
told about his true parentage. He immediately
sets on a mission to find his father, with the
help of his friend, Sam, an experienced sailor.
What Thorvald doesn't expect is that his other
friend, Creidhe, stows away on the boat and isn't
found until it's too late to turn back. So the
three journey together where they come across the
Long Knife People. After hearing their story,
Thorvald and Sam decide to stay on and help.
Thorvald also believes that Asgrim, the leader of
the Long Knife People is his father, so he
decides to become a great warrior to make him
proud. What he doesn't realize until too late is
that Asgrim had other plans for Creidhe and when
those plans go awry, she is thought to be dead.
Instead, Cheidhe is on the Isle of Clouds, the
exact place where the Long Knife People fight
year after year to find Foxmask, the seer of
their enemy. Thorvald makes it his mission to
train the men to become true warriors and return
Foxmask to his rightful place. On his journey,
Thorvald learns about power, hope, sorrow, love
and the importance of family.
Not being an avid fan of fantasy, I was a bit
apprehensive when I first got this book, it being
over 500 pages. After getting through the
beginning, I couldn't put the book down.
Thorvald's journey is fascinating. Juliet
Marillier has a way of describing characters and
places. With all the twists and turns in the
novel, it was hard to predict what would happen
next. I went from loving a character to hating
them. This was the first book I've read by Juliet
Marillier, but now I can't wait to read the rest.
I'd recommend Foxmask to fantasy readers and
nonreaders alike. I thought that this book was
amazing and I can't wait to read more by
Rating (0 - 10 scale): 10
Reviewer Age: 19
Reviewer City, State and Country:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA