by Harris Joanne (Author)


Seven o'clock, on a Monday morning, five hundred years after the end of the world, and goblins had been at the cellar again...Maddy Smith was born with a rusty-coloured ruinmark on her hand - a symbol of the old gods and definitely cause for suspicion. For magic is dangerous. Or so everyone thinks. But Maddy enjoys working magic. Even if it is just to control some pesky goblins. And every time her friend, One-Eye - a good-for-nowt Outlander - comes by, he teaches her more and more about the gods and the runes. Now he wants Maddy to open Red Horse Hill and descend into World Below to retrieve a relic of the old gods. Otherwise it is likely to be the End of Everything. Again...An epic romp into the heart of the old Norse tales: wild, dangerous, richly inventive and superbly imaginative.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Doubleday Children's Books
Published: 02 Aug 2007

ISBN 10: 0385611307
ISBN 13: 9780385611305
Children’s book age: 12+ Years
Book Overview: Odin, Loki and the other Norse gods come to life in this hugely imaginative and very funny fantasy novel from the bestselling writer of the adult bestsellers Chocolat and The Lollipop Shoes.

Author Bio
Joanne Harris is the author of the Whitbread-shortlisted Chocolat (made into a major film starring Juliette Binoche), Blackberry Wine, Five Quarters of the Orange, Coastliners, Holy Fools, Jigs & Reels, Sleep Pale Sister, Gentlemen & Players and, with Fran Warde, The French Kitchen: A Cookbook and The French Market: More Recipes from a French Kitchen. She lives in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, with her husband and daughter. Runemarks is her first children's novel.