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Monster Blood Tattoo

Book 1: Foundling
Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
Series: The Foundling's Tale, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
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Featuring monsters, creatures and weird, surgically engineered characters, the work summons up an unusual fantasy world.

Set in the world of the Half-Continent - a land of tri-corner hats and flintlock pistols - the Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy is 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 just 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.

©2007 D.M. Cornish (P)2008 Bolinda Publishing

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"Enough secrets, promises, and mystery to create impatient demand for part two." ( Booklist (starred review))
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Every bit as engaging as first read

Highly recommended reading for lovers of fantasy. the author is the artist of character designs

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For Readers (or Listeners) Young and Old

An enjoyable introduction into a new fantasy world. With the scope of J R R Tolkien, the charm of C S Lewis, and the adventure of Robert Louis Stevenson.

Excellently narrated by Humphrey Bower, whose range of voices enhances the characters and turns them into people you will never forget.

A story that strolls at leisurely pace, but leaves you eager to continue listening at the end of a chapter.

Cannot wait to listen to book 2

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My first audio book

This whole series is a perennial favourite, & combined with such excellent narration I am excited to share the adventure with my partner.

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performance was very good but the story was a little slow. still managed to capture the vivid and interesting world of Half Continent.

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  • 06-10-2010

Fabulous work

I was thrilled to find this book available and so well spoken by Humphrey Bower. Truely exciting fantasy. It is a joy to be wrapped up in the language that Cornish has created, a wonderfully realised world. (Not long now till Book 3 is out, Huzzah!!)