Factotum (Monster Blood Tattoo, #3) (Monster Blood Tattoo #3)
Rossamond Bookchild stands accused of not truly being a human at all, but of being a monster. Even the protection of Europe, the Branden Rosethe most feared and renowned monster-hunter in all the Half-Continentmight not be enough to save him. Powerful forces move against them both, intent on capturing Rossamondwhose existence some believe may hold the secret to perpetua...more
This is a book not to be missed by fantasy lovers. Highly recommended, but st ...more
It may be of course that younger readers won't pick up on it right away, but here it's brought to the fore and pretty heavily "outlined".
As for young readers, there are some parts that may not be appropriate for some...I give my usual recommendation. Read the book first yourself and decide if y ...more
It's amazing how quickly several hundred pages fly by when one is compl ...more
Rossamund is true, and brave, and real.
Who doesn't want to be beautiful, fearsome and clever Europe?
And I could hug Freckle to death.
Time for the reread!!!
So sad it is over! I will really miss these characters. But good job D.M Cornish on an excellent trilogy! I hope you write more stories placed in this world: it's fascinating.
An exciting and satisfying ending to the series.
Like Peake, Corliss is a visual artist and the book carries about thirty accomplished pictures of his characters. The world is reminscent of Miéville's New Crobazon (but perhaps with southern Australia rather than London as the referent)—a pseudo-Victorian civilisation haunted by mons ...more
(third and final book of the Monster Blood Tattoo Trilogy)
I've enjoyed this others two books and I had great expectations for this last: I was not disappointed but I was expecting more in terms of the plot (the ending is not really a resolution of the story) and of characters growth (Rossamund and Europa certainly come to terms with their own interior struggle but they leave us too soon and too fast after that).
The magical world (3,75) is very well built and the author has s ...more
Rossamünde Bookchild, a foundling boy with a girl’s name, is destined f ...more
I didn't want it to end, something that hasn't happened since I read Lord of the Rings a gazillion years ago. But more than that, the ending took me by surprise, I wasn't expecting things to turn out quite as they did, which has left me longing to continue traveling with Rossamund and learn more about his unique world and its history. Pe ...more
Hannah’s Tale is set in a fantasy world, and part of what Jason and I ended up talking about ...more
If you haven't read any of D.M. Cornish's work, I envy you, because you get to discover it for the first time. Cornish's Half-Continent is part Baroque, pa ...more
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D.M. Cornish was born in time to see the first Star Wars movie. He was five. It made him realize that worlds beyond his ow ...more