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Terre des monstres, Tome 3: Sombres Complots (Monster Blood Tattoo #3)

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Pour Rosamonde, le temps de l'entraînement touche à sa fin. Le premier contremaître envoie les apprentis lanterniers sur leur poste de garde, aux quatre coins du Demi-Continent. Mais pourquoi affecter Rosamonde à Vermispion, l'une des forteresses les plus dangereuses? Ici, plus que nulle part ailleurs, les monstres rôdent, sont à l'affût... prêts à attaquer les humains. To ...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published November 5th 2009 by Editions Milan
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
I loved this book. It was so rich and intricate, a whole new world. I adore Rossamund. I just wanted to hug him the whole book. I loved his relationship with Europe, how she called him "little man", and was tough on him at times, but you could tell how much she loved him. I loved the deft manner in which Cornish examines the ethics of the man versus monster conflict, which intimately involves both Rossamund and Europe.

This is a book not to be missed by fantasy lovers. Highly recommended, but st
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Betsy
Aug 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don’t read novels for young adults. This is out of necessity as a children’s librarian more than any personal animosity towards the genre. With all the great middle grade fiction out there who has time for YA? So I’m not sure how I got conned into reading the first Monster Blood Tattoo Foundling back in 2006. However it happened, I was immediately enthralled. Here was a fantasy world I could believe in! One that on the surface looked like it was made up of the usual black and white tropes, and ...more
Corey Sanders
This was a disappointing finish to what was a very promising series. Cornish continues to deliver a rich tapestry of characters in a unique world with lavish environments and unique settings. What he does not deliver on is plot. There is a huge section in the middle of this book where Europe and Rosamund travel from town to town. Each town is described in excruciating detail, but to no purpose. The main characters stay the night and leave the next day and that town never appears again. Its kind ...more
Jonathan
I really fully enjoyed the entire Foundling's Tale trilogy immensely. Kicking off with Monster Blood Tattoo and Lamplighter which were all four star books the series ends with a book better than the other two in my opinion. The positive aspects of the earlier books were still present and were in my opinion enhanced by even finer storytelling. The writing was superb for YA fiction certainly - it had depth and was also emotionally endearing. You could feel for and understand the characters. This i ...more
Carole
Feb 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids-and-ya
I picked up the first book in Cornish's Monster-Blood Tattoo* series, Foundling, feeling curious but ever-so-slightly hesitant. You see, I wasn't sure if it would be my cup of tea, but I decided to give it a try and happily found that I really liked it. Enough so that after reading a couple of other books I was anxious to dive back into the world of the Half-Continent and tackle all 700-something pages of book 2, Lamplighter.

It's amazing how quickly several hundred pages fly by when one is compl
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Francesco
Vote: 3,75
Class: L-A3

(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
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Meredith
Feb 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, teen-books
Some books are all plot. Others are all character. This isn't either one. It has a fantastically exciting and moving plot, and the characters are complex-both wonderful and terrible at the same time, but this book is different: it's a tiny slice of story from a world that has thousands of years of history and millions of people or monsters who would be fascinating to read about. I don't often read books with terribly complex worlds anymore. I've rather lost my patience with them as I've gotten o ...more
Jenny Jo Weir
Really great book. Seriously enjoyed this book. Started getting sad at the end to think it was ending, didn't want it to. It's one of those you want to continue. Never enough.

The ending left me a bit...unsatisfied? Is there another book coming? I feel there should be another. Who's with me? :-)
Книжни Криле
Немалко време инвестира човек, когато се захване с епична фентъзи трилогия като „Татуировка с чудовищна кръв” на Дейвид М. Корниш (изд. „MBG Books”). Много е разочароващо, когато инвестицията не се оправдае, когато си останеш с неоправданите очаквания, излъган от силно начало и грабваща, но недоразвита концепция. С „Фактотум” обаче няма от какво да се боите, защото последното приключение на сирачето Розамунд и лейди Европа е достойния финал, на който се надявах! Прочетете ревюто на "Книжни Криле ...more
Jake Forbes
Jul 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
D.M. Cornish has created something truly special in the Half-Continent and its characters. In the current blitz of largely indistinguishable YA Fantasy, the Monster Blood Tattoo books truly stand apart. At times the the three volume series reads like a relic of a bygone era, with Cornish's lush prose full to bursting with obscure and archaic words and his pacing decidedly old-fashioned. Hardly handicaps, Cornish's language and attention to detail make the pages come alive. A simple day at the se ...more
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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 named.

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Monster Blood Tattoo (3 books)
  • Foundling (Monster Blood Tattoo, #1)
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