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Is part of Children of the Light Isles Juliet Marillier , 2002 series - author novel (number 2 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Foxmask
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'At his coming of age, Thorvald learns a devastating secret, and steals away on a perilous voyage in search of the father he has never known. His loyal shadow, Creidhe, was never meant to be part of his desperate journey. But Thorvald has underestimated her.

'The Long Knife people of the Lost Isles are not what the weary travellers were expecting. Suspicious, frightened and ruled by a cruel tyrant, they will not explain why Creidhe must cover her golden hair, or why there are so few children amongst them. But then a baby is born, and Creidhe discovers the horrific truth of the curse the vengeful Unspoken have placed on the Long Knife people – and the only possible solution. The future of the islands depends on a visionary child: the powerful seer of the Unspoken, Foxmask. Snatched away in infancy, the boy is held on the forbidding Isle of Clouds, protected by ancient forces of nature. Only when he is returned to the Unspoken can peace be restored.

'But there are deeper secrets in this battle for survival. And there is another way – an unthinkable way –to lift the curse. One that the newcomers discover when it may be too late…'

Source: Publisher's website.

Notes

  • Dedication: For Godric.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney City, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan , 2004 .
      Extent: 693p.
      Description: illus., maps
      ISBN: 0330364774
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Tor ,
      2004 .
      Extent: 464p.
      Description: illus., maps
      ISBN: 0765306743

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  • Also sound recording.

Works about this Work

Marillier Revisits Sevenwaters in Latest Release Satima Flavell , 2008 single work biography
— Appears in: The Specusphere , November no. 5 2008;
Untitled Kate Forsyth , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction , no. 33/34/35 2004; (p. 262-263)

— Review of Foxmask Juliet Marillier , 2003 single work novel ; Wolfskin Juliet Marillier , 2002 single work novel
Night of the Long Knives Christopher Bantick , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30-31 August 2003; (p. 16)

— Review of Foxmask Juliet Marillier , 2003 single work novel
Night of the Long Knives Christopher Bantick , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30-31 August 2003; (p. 16)

— Review of Foxmask Juliet Marillier , 2003 single work novel
Untitled Kate Forsyth , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction , no. 33/34/35 2004; (p. 262-263)

— Review of Foxmask Juliet Marillier , 2003 single work novel ; Wolfskin Juliet Marillier , 2002 single work novel
Marillier Revisits Sevenwaters in Latest Release Satima Flavell , 2008 single work biography
— Appears in: The Specusphere , November no. 5 2008;
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