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Alternative title: Monster Blood Tattoo : Foundling
Is part of Monster Blood Tattoo David Cornish , 2006- series - author children's fiction (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 Foundling
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The Half-Continent is becoming even more unsafe - monster attacks are on the rise, and every far-flung village or town is calling for help to fight them. Into this dangerous landscape the lamplighters must venture daily, keeping the roads safely lit for travellers. It is not a job for the faint-hearted, and every week there are reports of new theroscades. Foundling Rossamünd Bookchild, sworn into the Emperor's Service as a prentice lamplighter, is finding his training at Winstermill Fortress difficult and lonely. His life is further complicated by the arrival of a young wit, determined to spite her famous mother by becoming a lowly lantern-stick. As Rossamünd begins to make new friends in this sinister world, he also seems to make more enemies, finding himself pushed towards a terrible destiny, a fate beyond anything he could ever have imagined. (Source: Trove)

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  • Steampunk note: The pseudo-Victorian secondary world of this novel is dominated by the technological aesthetic of steampunk, though the technologies themselves are actually based more on biology than steam technology, lending the work an affinity with the biopunk subgenre.

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  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has a Chinese translation.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Malvern, Unley area, Adelaide - South / South East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Omnibus Books , 2006 .
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      Extent: xii, 433p.p.
      Description: illus., maps
      ISBN: 1862916055
    • Gosford, Central Coast, New South Wales,: Omnibus Books , 2006 .
      Extent: xii, 433p.p.
      Description: illus., maps
      ISBN: 1862916055 (hbk.), 9781862916326, 9781862916050 (hbk.)
    • Oxford, Oxfordshire,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      David Fickling Books ,
      2007 .
      Extent: x, 435p.p.
      Description: illus. maps
      ISBN: 9780385611480
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Corgi Books ,
      2008 .
      Extent: vii, 435p.p.
      Description: illus. maps
      ISBN: 9780552555876 (pbk.), 0552555878 (pbk.)
Alternative title: Shou xue wen. Shou bu qu, Bei yi qi de hai zi
Alternative title: 獸血紋. 首部曲, 被遺棄的孩子
Alternative title: Bei yi qi de hai zi
Alternative title: 被遺棄的孩子
Language: Chinese

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