The Cry of the Icemark

  • by Stuart Hill
  • Narrated by Heather O'Neil
  • 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After the death of her beloved father, headstrong princess Thirrin Freer Strong-In-The-Arm becomes warrior queen of her homeland, Icemark, defending it from a formidable invader. Despite Thirrin's bravery and the support of Oskan, the Witch's son, the task proves more difficult than Thirrin ever dreamed. She must assemble a force to rival her opponent. And, in the chill winter of Icemark, she only has until spring to unite the strange beasts and frightening creatures who live just outside her country. Ultimately, it is Thirrin's vision and determination that will see her through to victory.

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Audible Editor Reviews

Heather O'Neil brilliantly voices Stuart Hill's well-drawn characters and the many races that populate the military fantasy that begins the award-winning Icemark Chronicles. From the young warlock, at once playful and wise, to the willful redheaded warrior he needs to ground as she seeks alliances with vampires, werewolves, and the other creatures of the Land of the Ghosts, O'Neil's rich accent lends a magic, a gravity, and an authenticity to the history of Hill's beautifully realized realm.
The battles are thrilling and dramatically performed in this acclaimed tale of the young queen who must stand against an invading force seeking to eradicate her home - and learn a lot about humanity and courage along the way.

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What the Critics Say

"Heather O'Neill is especially terrific voicing the alternating self-doubt and confidence of young Thirrin." (AudioFile)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Well done.

This book was an enjoyable YA epic fantasy that kept me involved for the duration. Well written, interesting characters interplay in a struggle for a kingdom's survival. Be prepared for a number of battle scenes.
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- Jana

Hmmmm

Well, first I don't think I realized this was meant for kids. It wasn't so bad that I stopped listening. But, by the end, if I heard "I'm Thirrin Freer Strong-In-The-Arm, Wildcat of the North!" one more time, I think I would shoot myself. The story was fine, but I wish I had listened to something else...
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- L. Danehy deHart

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-08-2008
  • Publisher: Scholastic Audio