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Free read Monster Blood Tattoo Foundling 106 È ❰Reading❯ ➷ Monster Blood Tattoo Foundling Author D.M. Cornish – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk 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 journey becomes DFEPUBa simple 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. 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 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 Rossamünd 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 naïve than seems possible But the I thought about it the it seemed actually plausibleNot only that Rossamünd 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 Rossamünd 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 Monster Blood P. 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 story I was curious Surely such an unusual book would be either a magnificent ground breaking achievement or a disappointing confusing disaster right Turns out that neither of those lofty expectations panned out Nonetheless this is a good entertaining novel with some interesting characters and a uniue approach to the humanmonster relationship The hero of MONSTER BLOOD TATTOO is an orphan or in the language of the book a foundling named Rossamund Bookchild He was raised at an orphanage or rather a foundlingery called Madam Opera's Estimable Marine Society for Foundling Boys and Girls The only clue the boy has about his parents is that someone had pinned a girl's name Rossamund to his blankets before abandoning him years earlier No doubt that is a story in itself but it will have to wait for future books When Rossamund is old enough he is selected for a career and sent off to begin life away from Madam Opera's Marine Society While he is pleased to have been chosen for a job and eager to see the world outside the foundlingery's doors Rossamund also worries that his career as a lamplighter might not be exciting enough for him But the boy is dutiful so he gathers his meager belongings and sets off Rossamund's journey to lamplighter headuarters should be straightforward enough but he accidentally ends up aboard the wrong ship and things go downhill from there The real adventure in MONSTER BLOOD TATTOO is the dangerous path Rossamund follows in an attempt to find his new employer Along the way he meets both humans and monsters but it is often hard to tell one from the other More than once he is forced to wonder whom he can trust Just because an individual is human does that mean he can be trusted while all monsters can't be And how should Rossamund think about a beautiful woman who can make lightening with her body and kills for a living I liked how this book has few simple answers Rossamund goes into the world expecting all adults to be as helpful and kind as those who cared for him at the foundlingery At the same time he expects all monsters to be evil bloodthirsty beasts deserving of nothing better than a violent death He soon learns otherwise on both counts My only real complaints with MONSTER BLOOD TATTOO were minor First I occasionally wanted to scream at Rossamund for being a naive fool Growing up in a sheltered environment is one thing but blind stupidity is something else entirely Like when Rossamund got on the wrong boat I almost put the book down right then and there figuring that he was about to get what he deserved But I muddled through and am glad I did My other problem in the book was with names They are often long complicated odd and hard to pronounce I hate it when fantasy or science fiction authors do that It's like they're trying to create a sense of other worldliness by making up words and creating unusual names In reality it just makes things hard on readers and discourages parents or children from reading aloud I mean a name like Doctor Verhooverhoven Is this necessary If the author has done his job his descriptions have already created a fantasy world in the reader's mind and he need not resort to ploys like impossibly goofy names But those complaints aside this was a fun novel It is an interesting story told from an unusual perspective that kept me entertained Lovers of the young adult fantasy genre should pick up a copy Since this is Book One our young hero has just begun his string of literary adventures I will be following his journey with interest

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Monster Blood Tattoo FoundlingCreated an entirely original world grounded in his own deft classically influenced illustrations Foundling is a magic laced Dickensian adventure that will transport the read. 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 years 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 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 everywhere yayAction a fine amount for a first book and to comeCool Places it's a haunted monster covered world it's all coolOur hero Rossamund is an orphan who gets enlisted into the service of the Emperor as a Lamplighter Keeping the Emperor's road lit and safe for travelers from all manor of Ooga Booga'sI don't think I want to really classify this as a kid's book This is an incredibly detailed world Did I mention there is a 120 page Explicarium Glossary in the back of the book UmmWow Don't freak out you don't have to read it At the beginning of each chapter he introduces you to a one new word or phrase in a tasty bite sized doseThis was just a super cool book I'm already on to book 2