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Publisher's Summary

Set in the realm of the Half-Continent, a land of tri-corner hats and flintlock pistols, the Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy presents a world of predatory monsters, chemical potions, and surgically altered people. Foundling begins the journey of Rossamund, a boy with a girl's name, who is about to begin a dangerous life in the service of the Emperor. What starts as a simple journey is threatened by encounters with monsters - and people, who may be worse. Learning who to trust and who to fear is neither easy nor without its perils, and Rossamund must choose his path carefully.
©2006 D.M. Cornish; (P)2007 Random House Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
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"A delightful, refreshing standout in a sea of cookie-cutter fantasy worlds." (School Library Journal)
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By Heather on 12-16-09

Foundling - an adventure tale

This book is an amazing mixture of Treasure Island, Oliver Twist and Frankenstein, but it's much better than any of those. The Half Continent is a dangerous place and is populated with fascinating characters. Rosamund is a boy cursed with a girl's name, and his adventures as he travels from an orphanage to his first posting in the service of the Emperor will keep you on the edge of your seat. The foreshadowing is masterful. The audiobook is wonderful, I hear something new every time I listen. You really do need the print version as well. Have you ever read an illustrated book where the artist didn't bother to read the story? Well, that's not a problem here. This book started out as an art student's portfolio, and there is also an "Explicarium" to help you keep track of all the new words, people and places you will encounter.

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By Andrew Stone on 12-12-14

Excellent Story for the Whole Family

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Good story for adults and 11 yrs old and up.<br/><br/>Perfect book for "family time" or on a road trips. <br/><br/>The feel after listening to it is the happy glow you have walking out of a movie theater watching a happy movie.<br/><br/>While this is a book that will suck you into the series, it ends a good place to feel it was complete.<br/><br/>NOTE:I do recommend using wireless Bluetooth speakers for listing to audio books instead of ear buds (connected to smart phone). Speakers are better for preventing hearing loss vs earbuds. And this is possibly the solution for a family listen to a audio book together.

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7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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