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An entirely original world grounded in his own deft classically influenced illustrations Foundling is a magic laced Dickensian adventure that will transport the reade 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 you are not a fantasy book fan or have trouble immersing in imaginary worlds you will not like this bookHaving read the entire series through I feel that despite the hero being a young boy Monster Blood Tattoo may not be appreciated by the average young reader Perhaps I am doubting the ability of youth 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 you have to sort of give yourself a crash course and refresh your memory occasionally with that handy glossary included I m not joking Before 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 that you 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 of 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 mostly 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 you craving for I greatly encourage anyone with a big imagination to feed to read this book

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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 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 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 young 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

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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 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

  • ebook
  • 448
  • Monster Blood Tattoo Foundling
  • D.M. Cornish
  • English
  • 08 August 2018
  • 9781101113738

About the Author: D.M. Cornish

D M Cornish born 1972 is a fantasy author and illustrator from Adelaide South Australia His first book is Foundling the first part of the Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy The second book named Lamplighter was released in May 2008 The third in the series is yet to be namedDM Cornish was born in time to see the first Star Wars movie He was five It made him realize that worlds beyond his ow



10 thoughts on “Monster Blood Tattoo Foundling

  1. says:

    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 esse

  2. says:

    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

  3. says:

    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 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 also sprinkled with art typically sketches of characters in the novel So even before reading a word of the st

  4. says:

    This is what young adult fiction should be by all rights The vocabulary was rich and liberally sprinkled with neol

  5. says:

    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 you ha

  6. says:

    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 thinkBut then I t

  7. says:

    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 you are not a fantasy book fan or have trouble immersing in imaginary worlds you will not like this bookHaving read the entire series through I feel that despite the hero being a young boy Monster Blood Tattoo may not be appreciated

  8. says:

    This is a re read as I've been reading the series aloud to my 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 al

  9. says:

    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 for

  10. says:

    I'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 p

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