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Guardian Unlimited Books | By genre | Review: The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill

Philip Ardagh finds Stuart Hill's The Cry Of The Icemark 'fantastic fun':

"I find it difficult to take much interest in a man whose father was a dragon," said Dante Gabriel Rossetti by way of an apology for not appreciating the epic poem Sigurd the Volsung... and I know how he felt. Much fantasy writing remains a closed book to me, so I picked up the near-500-page The Cry of the Icemark with some trepidation. I'm delighted to report, however, that it was well worth the muscle strain.

Amanda Craig liked it too. Read her Times review, which also praises The City Of Ember by Jeanne Du Prau:

a thrilling novel, funny, sympathetic and full of action, precisely the kind that pupils of 11+ would love to study. Written in clear, direct prose, it asks moral questions: what if the world as we know it came to an end, and only a few could survive? Who would be chosen? What kind of society would we create, and how?

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