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    [ DOWNLOAD Monster Blood Tattoo Foundling ] × D.M. Cornish – britishbulldogsuk.co.uk D.M. Cornish ò 7 CHARACTERS By this point I think the nation's readers of children's fantasy novels have hit a kind of boredom plateau You get a new fantasy on your desk and you have to tick off the reuirements Alternate world? Orphaned hero or heroine? School for the extraordinary? To a certain extent a lot of these tried and true stand bys are essential to a good book There's a reason they exist after all But after reading a bunch of them review

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    [ DOWNLOAD Monster Blood Tattoo Foundling ] × D.M. Cornish – britishbulldogsuk.co.uk This was such a great different read It is what YA should be thrilling engaging and with mind blowing world building It is also a dense read It sometimes felt like a Tolkien book there are 100 pages of Appendix a

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    REVIEW Monster Blood Tattoo Foundling FREE READ Ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ò D.M. Cornish D.M. Cornish ò 7 CHARACTERS This is what young adult fiction should be by all rights The vocabulary was rich and liberally sprinkled with neologisms that tickled my etymologist's fancy and the writing was lucid and flowing keeping me involved with easeI was particularly enchanted by the world details that slipped into place; the complex uasi magical chemistry; the vinegar seas whose acidic waters gave sailors their rugged pit faced appearance; the boats p

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    [ DOWNLOAD Monster Blood Tattoo Foundling ] × D.M. Cornish – britishbulldogsuk.co.uk Found this one at the library and picked it up for a listen I found it uite good The worldbuilding was thorough including a lexicon of terms especially adapted to the storyline It's not uite steampunk no steam tech but that's probably as close a designation as I can use There is some advanced tech including en

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    REVIEW Monster Blood Tattoo Foundling [ DOWNLOAD Monster Blood Tattoo Foundling ] × D.M. Cornish – britishbulldogsuk.co.uk D.M. Cornish ò 7 CHARACTERS yeah I gave it 5 stars huh Sort of surprised me toI didn't go into this expecting a 5 star read For a while I was even very annoyed with the main characterRossamünd Bookchild the boy with the girl's name I don't want to spoil the book for anyone especially as I think it's an excellent read really a great read Anyway for a while I was so annoyed with the kid I wanted to slap him up side the head and say thinkBu

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Claim The Crown yI m not really sure waht to say about this book It wasn t bad really but it wasn t very good either I think some of the ideas and people were interesting enough that it could ve been better even though there were some times where I was r Tolkien loved inventing languages and designed Middle Earth and wrote Lord of the Rings to have someplace to put those languagesDM Cornish is an illustrator and has been drawing characters creatures and maps forears and wrote this book to have someplace to put themThe world called the Half Continent is GINORMOUS The map is roughly 8 x 10 and the book covers about a suare inchof the world and this is the first book Lots of potential hereWorld of Dickens with alchemy and iron clads Humans inhabit walled citiesand the rest is monsters Nerds yes I am soooo happy Big ones and small ones land monsters and sea monsters oooh did I mention the ocean is made out of toxic acid Blood thirsty lots of teeth and claws Characters a lot of great charactersMagic alchemy than magic but lots of itCritters Monsters monsters everywhereayAction a fin This is a re read as I ve been reading the series aloud to my In the Shadow of the Crown (Queens of England, youngest son who adores all things large scary and monstrous The story meanders around a bit at first rather like its boy hero in fact and the prose can be unnecessarily florid and at times nearly opaue in its lavish use of invented vocabulary But I ve said and I ll stand by my assertion that DM Cornish is the most comprehensive and immersive world builder since TolkienHe s also created a fantastic array of distinct and interesting characters particularly Europe both feminine and fearsome mercurial and laser brilliant and with the coolest monster fighting powers anyone could wish for zzzzzzzak Also Sebastipole is my Half Continent boyfriend and I will fight anyone who says otherwise This is howou can tell that this is a Very Serious Review Anyway I do love these books even when they spend an unfashionable amount of time describing the scenery the weather and what everyone is wearing as befits the mind of an illustrator turned author who is as much in love with the world he s imagined as any trifling details of plot or action that may happen in it But there is a plot honest and also a really fantastic twist that I didn t see coming but which is deliciously obvious in retrospect I can t wait until my son realizes what s going on because he will LOSE HIS MIND Before I delve in to this review I admit to being a tad bias Monster Blood Tattoo has since become one of my favourite series of all time The rating of this book also depends on the inclinations of the reader if Bark you are not a fantasy book fan or have trouble immersing in imaginary worldsou will not like this bookHaving read the entire series through I feel that despite the hero being a On Such a Full Sea young boy Monster Blood Tattoo may not be appreciated by the averageoung reader Perhaps I am doubting the ability of outh today but Cornish s world is uite complex and each book comes euipped with a lengthy explicarium with terms and definitions Also the book often splits off into tangents in the midst of paragraphs explaining the incredibly expansive history of this world and its charactersThis book has a learning "curve and I believe that to be appreciated completely ou have to sort of give ourself "and I believe that to be appreciated completely ou have to sort of give Mastered (The Enforcers, yourself crash course and refreshour memory occasionally with that handy glossary included I m not joking Before Man, Son of Man you get frightened off the Half Continent is a remarkable world and terribly interesting I found myself just as excited to take little breaks and study the fine details of Cornish s world as I was to continue Rossamund s adventure This is truly a book for the hardcore fantasy fan with a large imagination to exercise and challengeI believe it is because of this that many people feel the book starts off slowly However this rings true for any great fantasy novel much like Tolkien s Middle Earth part of the enjoyment is discovering how rich the world is thatou are enteringIt is also because of this that readers of Monster Blood Tattoo will make a great divide Those who revel in such expansive reading and those who might get very very confusedThose details aside Foundling is a fantastic introduction into the great adventure of a naive little orphan with a feminine name Rossamund comes from a sheltered life and we Meet Him On The Threshold him on the threshold being thrust into the ominous world of the Half Continent This is a land of magic and monsters told in a style I can t uite compare with anything I ve ever known before There is a great deal of history in this world and the lush and strange landscape is cast before the reader in rich and vivid detail We spend much time in the mind of Rossamund as he contemplates his purpose and tries to survive His initial goals are small and sometimes exhaustively simple but as the story goes on he is introduced to a wild cast of characters that greatly expand what little he knows of this world and its peopleProbably the greatest achievement of Cornish s Monster Blood Tattoo is the character Europa who is introduced early in Foundling While remaining vague as to not ruin anything I would say that Europa is the true hero of this story whilst Rossamund is a neutral vessel for the reader to observe all aspects of the Half Continent and the rest of the characters he encounters While Rossamund has his own opinions and feelings about things in this adventure he rarely makes incredible use of his personal capabilities adventure he rarely makes incredible use of his personal capabilities just trying not to be killed or severely punished I think it is this stance that gives the story such a uniue feel In fact the most joy and use our protagonist finds in himself is during his encounters with Europa who becomes sort of a mother or mentor for Rossamund It is her curiosity amusement and faith in Rossamund that seems to give him purpose in his journeyEuropa is all around a strong female lead who evolves wonderfully as the tale progresses without being too demanding of the spotlightFoundling is a story about exploration and survival and determining personal morals from the perspective of a child being forced to grow up uickly Cornish presents us with an amazingly diverse cast of characters and each new face brings a new level of depth to the world they inhabit It is a fantasy novel that shines through as a journey than the destination and can very well leave ou craving for I greatly encourage anyone wi. Meet Rossamnd a foundling a boy with a girl 's name who is about to begin a dangerous life in the service of the Emperor of the Half Continent What starts as a simple. Monster Blood Tattoo FoundlingTh a big imagination to feed to read this book eah I gave it 5 stars huh Sort of surprised me toI didn t go into this expecting a 5 star read For a while I was even very annoyed with the main characterRossam nd Bookchild the boy with the girl s name I don t want to spoil the book for anyone especially as I think it s an excellent read really a great read Anyway for a while I was so annoyed with the kid I wanted to slap him up side the head and say thinkBut then I took a deep breathcalmed myself and thought how oung is this kid Would I have acted this way had I been in his situation at his age Rossam nd is at first admittedly thick He fails to follow simple direct instructions that would have protected him He falls forwell thingsthat he should have spotted up front He s na ve than seems possible But the I thought about it the it seemed actually plausibleNot only that Rossam nd learns from his mistakes Unlike many YA protagonists he doesn t remain thick and dim in spite of and in the face of experienceThis is a fast moving involving very well written YA novel I recommend it highly It falls into what might be called the coming of age story which usually drives me awaybut I find that if one does draw me in it gets into the running for my favorites shelf We follow Rossam nd Bookchild through a series of adventures to a point in his life where he s at a beginning As a final endorsement I not only recommend it I have already bought the second This is a good book Found this one at the library and picked it up for a listen I found it uite good The worldbuilding was thorough including a lexicon of terms especially adapted to the storyline It s not uite steampunk no steam tech but that s probably as close a designation as I can use There is some advanced tech including enhanced humans and primitive gadgetry and some mad science type elements that bring to mind the steampunk aesthetic so there ou have it Rossamund was a really great kid uite tough for all that he goes through in this book He had a good heart and an unshakeable sense of conscience that guides him through the murky waters of his journey from being a foundling at a home for orphans to his profession as a Lamplighter in service of the EmperorI liked Europe She was a bit fussy and stuck up at times but I think that s just her way of dealing with emotional situations that she s not comfortable with You could tell she grew uite fond of Rossamund and who could blame herKids being abused and taken advantage of is a huge issue for me so that horrible Captain Poundage s treatment of poor Rossamund really got my goat I found this part so hard to deal with knowing he was taking advantage of a child before Rossamund figures that out I wanted to jump inside the story and beat the crap out of the guy He truly deserved a medieval style beatdown view spoiler I cheered loudly as Europe gave it to him later in the story hide spoiler This is what oung adult fiction should be by all rights The vocabulary was rich and liberally sprinkled with neologisms that tickled my etymologist s fancy and the writing was lucid and flowing keeping me involved with easeI was particularly enchanted by the world details that slipped into place the complex uasi magical chemistry the vinegar seas whose acidic waters gave sailors their rugged pit faced appearance the boats powered by gastrines basically vat grown muscles in large boxes Imagine if Perdido Street Station had been written as an adventurefantasy rather than a brooding pastiche That s the best metaphor I can come up withThe edition I read included numerous charming woodcut style illustrations which added to the charm of the book For myself I simply loved the originality and completeness of the world it added to the charm of the book For myself I simply loved the originality and completeness of the world it with a uasi steampunk vibe to it Really the only reason this book is classified as oung Adult Is Because The Protagonist Is Young is because the protagonist is Unseen City young and his struggles are the struggles ofouth maturingReally my biggest single complaint as it were is that it was too short with a fairly extensive portion of the book dedicated to a Tolkien esue Appendix of vocabulary history maps and other such frippery Reviewed by K Osborn Sullivan for TeensReadToocomMONSTER BLOOD TATTOO is an unusual book Even before I delved into it I was struck by some of the ways that it s different from other Art young adult fantasy novels For one thing than a uarter of the book is taken up with an extensive glossary and other appendices It is a This was such a great different read It is what YA should be thrilling engaging and with mind blowing world building It is also a dense read It sometimes felt like a Tolkien book there are 100 pages of Appendix at the end and I loved every world of it several mapsI will start the next one right away By this point I think the nation s readers of children s fantasy novels have hit a kind of boredom plateau You get a new fantasy onour desk and ou have to tick off the reuirements Alternate world Orphaned hero or heroine School for the extraordinary To a certain extent a lot of these tried and true stand bys are essential to a good book There s a reason they exist after all But after reading a bunch of them reviewers like myself get a little jaded Kids think everything s new so they re inclined to love the newest sparkly cover that comes down the pike For us finding something that is truly original and truly uniue is almost impossible I mean it s not as if Harry Potter was the first boy to go to wizarding school even So imagine my surprise when I encountered a truly rare and amazing fantasy world A place so thoroughly thought out planned meticulously recorded and imagined that it feels less like a fantasy novel and like the factual memoirs of an alternate world I m not exaggerating here Aussie DM Cornish has spent according to his bookflap the last thirteen ears bringing the Half Continent to life The result is "a book that feels like the first true successor to Tolkien I ve ever foundHis name is Rossamund Bookchild Bookchild "book that feels like the first true successor to Tolkien I ve ever foundHis name is Rossamund Bookchild Bookchild he is an orphan raised by a Marine Society and given the same last name of all the children there Rossamund normally a girl s name because that was the name pinned to him when he was left on the steps as a babe Growing up reading exciting pamphlets recounting daring deeds Rossamund has a dream of someday becoming a sailor or vinegaroon on the vinegar seas where high adventure awaits He dream. Journey becomes a dangerous and complicated set of battles and decisions Humans monsters unearthly creatures who among these can Rossamnd trust D M Cornish has created. S of someday seeing the vicious monsters that constantly do battle with man around the country and must always be kept at bay Yet instead of a glorious life on the seas Rossamund is told that he is to be apprenticed as a lamplighter lighting the roads of the Half Continent It s a disappointing blow but on the way to his new job Rossamund hops the wrong boat and finds himself facing monsters rever men teratologists bogles leers wits and a host of other characters and dangers Moreover has Rossamund always been told the truth about the monsters people fight or is there to some bogles than meets the eyeNormally when an author wants to introduce Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard you to a new fantasy world the hero is a kid from our mundane universe who is pushed through extraordinary circumstances into a peculiar realm Rossamund however inclines far closely to the Bilbo Baggins mode of adventuring He has led a nice seuestered life in Madame Opera s Estimable Marine Society and his journey turns out to be very much a series of adventures both good an ill that are new to him simply because he has only read about the wider world and has notet lived in it Yes Fine Our hero is an orphan as per a million fantasy novels before But never have I had such a clear sense that a character s parentage is not the point of the series PhewReally Rossamund is a great hero Like Taran in Lloyd Alexander s The Black Cauldron series he The Matriarchs (The Family yearns for adventure But unlike Taran he s not a brashoung man with a braggart s tongue and a desire to enter battle Rossamund seems to want adventure without wanting to ever hold a weapon in his hands He s a rather gentle kid He d sooner say nothing than say the wrong thing a tendency that causes the people around him to open up unexpectedly Which from a narrative perspective is keen Rossamund s growth in this book is not complete a fact noticed by the sweet bogle that considers telling him the secret of his name Still Notes for the Everlost you have confidence in this hero He is kind and good and that goes a long way whenou have to spend a whole book with himAnother difference from When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) your normal run of the mill fantasy is Cornish s use of female characters Strong female characters that is At first I figured that this would beet another boy boy boy book But then No Biggy! you meet the character of Europe and it s all up in the air Europe is the fighting fulgar that meets Rossamund early in his travels and inspires both his respect and his disgust She kills monsters for a living which wouldn t be so bad if the first one Rossamund encounters with her weren t such a sweet but stupid fellow Her moral complexity mixes with a personality that has enough pep and zazz to keepou guessing about her intentions for most of the book Fighting women in fantasy novels tend to have no sense of humor but Europe is uite the wit inside joke when her innards aren t trying to reject her new organsMaybe it s Cornish s Aussie roots but he has a knack for language that exceeds the norm His descriptions are nice and no uestion but dialogue seems to be his bread and butter Don t give me a reason to remember Crush It! yer name any further me darlin chiffer chaffer Or calling someone a prattling hackmillion That kind of thing His easy going language will strikeou as almost cockney at first but closer inspection of the words and phrases used put a very particular spin on the entire affair His talent for names is nothing to scoff at either You ll read titles like Sloughscab Poundinch Europe and Licurius which pour out of the author like mad wild thingsRegarding the sheer complexity of this world here is my thinking Cornish is so invested in this Half Continent he has created and so clear on every minute and tiny detail involved that Attracting Birds to Your Backyard you can t help but be swept up in the logic of it all Even amazing though is that Cornish describes everyday realities of the realm without making them sound anything but simultaneously routine AND amazing Everything we learn about Rossamund s world is extraordinary but Cornish has it so well planned that it almost feels routine and logical Not in the boring sense of courseStanding at a handsome 434 pages this book may appear a bit daunting toour average reader So ou can well imagine my amazement when I hit page 312 and found the story to be over Finito as it were The next 122 pages consisted of "An Elaborate And Enticing "elaborate and enticing Being a glossary of terms and explanations including Appendices Sounds simple right Well it begins with a explanation of pronunciations for certain terms in this book Then an explanation of italics And then a list of faux sources used to research this book which is always fun The glossary is extensive and ou can basically learn uite a lot about the Haacobin Empire in which Rossamund lives including history characters and different kinds of boats if Bird-by-Bird Gardening you ve an inclination to do so Of course at the same timeou ll run across definitions like muck hill pile of poo so make no assumptions The glossary is followed by a guide to the 16 month calendar of the half continent detailed drawings of different occupations and what they wear every boat from a gun drudge to a main sovereign and enlargements of the Half Continent terrain that is the most frightening and magnificent map I ve ever seen in a work of fiction Stranger still all the pictures in this book and there are many were drawn by the author himself Aye meThe age level is an interesting uestion here Our hero is about Fourteen Which Puts This which puts this suarely in the middle gradeYA realm There is some violence one nasty fellow meets his end by getting eaten alive but it tends to go uickly For the most part I d say that any kid who could handle the Harry Potter books the The Amulet of Samarkand series or any of the The Lord of the Rings would definitely enjoy this series and get into itBut who thinks of these things Who imagines a world where people bathe their eyes in chemicals to gain unnatural powers Or who undergo dangerous surgeries to get superhuman abilities Who imagines something as tiny and delicate as a spoor a small shape that is blue or white and burned into the skin to denote a person s occupation DM Cornish obviously Basically I just recommend this to anyone who wants something wholly new and never seen before Cornish s imagination will fuel fans for decades to come should they find this book Consider it a little known gem that ou ll end up sucked into Amazing stuff Ages 11 and up. An entirely original world grounded in his own deft classically influenced illustrations Foundling is a magic laced Dickensian adventure that will transport the reade.