Monday, January 11, 2010

Runemarks by Joanna Harris

Title: Runemarks

Author: Joanne Harris

Published: London : Doubleday Children's, 2007

Pages: 503

Snippet: "The dead know everything, but they don't give a damn."

Summary: Seven o'clock, on a Monday morning, five hundred years after the end of the world, and goblins had been at the cellar again... Maddy Smith was born with a rusty-coloured ruinmark on her hand - a symbol of the old gods and definitely cause for suspicion. For magic is dangerous. Or so everyone thinks. But Maddy enjoys working magic.

Review: I really liked Runemarks it was a nice change of pace and if you love anything to do with mythology especially Norse mythology then you will defnitely love this book.

I am a huge fan of mythology and while I like Norse mythology I didn't really know much about it and I felt that Runemarks was actually a really good way to learn a bit more about Norse mythology.

I found the book as a whole to be really really fascinating and I loved every bit of it. While Runemarks is a big book I actually felt that the pages flew by and in no time it was finished.

There's not a lot to say about Runemarks because it's kind of like a continuation of some of the old Norse myths and it just makes an amazing read.

I did think that the ending dragged out a bit long however, but once the ending was there it was actually quite a nice ending to the book.

If you like this sort of stuff then definitely check it out.

Source: Library


  1. It sounds interesting! I think I'll have to give it a try!

  2. Oh how interesting, norse mythology is one of those you don't hear about as much as some other country's. Great review!


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