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Foundling Set in the world of the Half Continent a land of tri corner hats and flintlock pistols the Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy is a world of predatory monsters chemical potions and surgically altered people

  • Title: Foundling
  • Author: D.M. Cornish
  • ISBN: 9780385611480
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Set in the world of the Half Continent a land of tri corner hats and flintlock pistols the Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy is a world of predatory monsters, chemical potions and surgically altered people.Foundling begins the journey of Rossam nd, a boy with a girl s name, who is just about to begin a dangerous life in the service of the Emperor What starts as a simple journeSet in the world of the Half Continent a land of tri corner hats and flintlock pistols the Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy is a world of predatory monsters, chemical potions and surgically altered people.Foundling begins the journey of Rossam nd, a boy with a girl s name, who is just about to begin a dangerous life in the service of the Emperor What starts as a simple journey is threatened by encounters with monsters and people, who may be worse Learning who to trust and who to fear is neither easy nor without its perils, and Rossam nd must choose his path carefully.Complete with appendices, maps, illustrations, and a glossary, Monster Blood Tattoo immerses readers in an entirely original fantasy world with its own language and lore.

    Foundling Hospital The Foundling Hospital in London, England, was founded in by the philanthropic sea captain Thomas Coram.It was a children s home established for the education and maintenance of exposed and deserted young children The word hospital was used in a general sense than it is today, simply indicating the institution s hospitality to those less fortunate. Child abandonment Child abandonment is the practice of relinquishing interests and claims over one s offspring in an extralegal way with the intent of never again resuming or reasserting guardianship over them Typically the phrase is used to describe the physical abandoning of a child, but it can also include severe cases of neglect and emotional abandonment, such as in the case of a parent who fails to offer David Gray Foundling Music This CD doesn t compare to Gray s earlier works in the late s early s like Sell Sell Sell or A New Day at Midnight A Million Years, Old Father Time, Foundling, A Moment Changes Everything, Forgetting, We Could Fall in Love Again, Holding On, When I was in Your Heart are the highlights and essentially the entire real album. The Foundling Hospital, Bloomsbury Peter Higginbotham The Foundling Hospital was founded in by Captain Thomas Coram for the education and maintenance of exposed and deserted young children The first children were admitted on th March , into temporary premises in Hatton Garden. Help the Foundling Museum put their first female champions Caro Howell is director of The Foundling Museum.She was previously head of education public events at the Whitechapel Gallery, London and has worked as an independent museum education consultant in the UK and abroad. Jacqueline Wilson Home page Latest News CBBC Live Awesome Authors Jacqueline Wilson Hot off the press On Saturday th July, Jacqueline Wilson will be joining the CBBC Live team at an event in Birmingham as part of the Awesome Authors Team.

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    1. Betsy on said:

      By this point I think the nation's readers of children's fantasy novels have hit a kind of boredom plateau. You get a new fantasy on your desk and you have to tick off the requirements. Alternate world? Orphaned hero or heroine? School for the extraordinary? To a certain extent, a lot of these tried and true stand-bys are essential to a good book. There's a reason they exist, after all. But after reading a bunch of them, reviewers like myself get a little jaded. Kids think everything's new, so t [...]

    2. Jennifer Wardrip on said:

      Reviewed by K. Osborn Sullivan for TeensReadTooMONSTER BLOOD TATTOO is an unusual book. Even before I delved into it, I was struck by some of the ways that it's different from other young adult fantasy novels. For one thing, more than a quarter of the book is taken up with an extensive glossary and other appendices. It is also sprinkled with art - typically sketches of characters in the novel. So even before reading a word of the story, I was curious. Surely such an unusual book would be either [...]

    3. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) on said:

      Found this one at the library and picked it up for a listen. I found it quite good. The worldbuilding was thorough, including a lexicon of terms especially adapted to the storyline. It's not quite steampunk (no steam tech), but that's probably as close a designation as I can use. There is some advanced tech, including enhanced humans, and primitive gadgetry, and some mad science type elements that bring to mind the steampunk aesthetic, so there you have it. Rossamund was a really great kid--quit [...]

    4. Nathaniel Lee on said:

      This is what "young adult" fiction should be, by all rights. The vocabulary was rich and liberally sprinkled with neologisms that tickled my etymologist's fancy, and the writing was lucid and flowing, keeping me involved with ease.I was particularly enchanted by the world details that slipped into place; the complex, quasi-magical chemistry; the "vinegar seas" whose acidic waters gave sailors their rugged, pit-faced appearance; the boats powered by "gastrines," basically vat-grown muscles in lar [...]

    5. Destiny Harding on said:

      *Before I delve in to this review I admit to being a tad bias. Monster Blood Tattoo has since become one of my favourite series of all time. The rating of this book also depends on the inclinations of the reader if you are not a fantasy book fan or have trouble immersing in imaginary worlds, you will not like this book.*______________________Having read the entire series through, I feel that despite the hero being a young boy, Monster Blood Tattoo may not be appreciated by the average young read [...]

    6. Mike (the Paladin) on said:

      .ah, I gave it 5 stars, huh. Sort of surprised me to.I didn't go into this expecting a 5 star read. For a while I was even very annoyed with the main characterRossamünd Bookchild, the boy with the girl's name. (I don't want to spoil the book for anyone especially as I think it's an excellent read, really a great read). Anyway, for a while I was so annoyed with the kid I wanted to slap him up-side the head and say, "think"!But then I took a deep breathlmed myself and thought, "how young is this [...]

    7. R.J. on said:

      This is a re-read, as I've been reading the series aloud to my youngest son, who adores all things large, scary and monstrous. The story meanders around a bit at first (rather like its boy hero, in fact!), and the prose can be unnecessarily florid and at times nearly opaque in its lavish use of invented vocabulary. But I've said, and I'll stand by my assertion, that D.M. Cornish is the most comprehensive and immersive world-builder since Tolkien.He's also created a fantastic array of distinct an [...]

    8. Robin Wiley on said:

      Tolkien loved inventing languages, and designed Middle Earth, and wrote Lord of the Rings to have someplace to put those languages Cornish is an illustrator, and has been drawing characters, creatures and maps for years, and wrote this book to have someplace to put them.The world, called the Half Continent - is GINORMOUS. The map is roughly 8 x 10, and the book covers about a square inchof the world, and this is the first book. Lots of potential here.World of Dickens, with alchemy and iron clads [...]

    9. colleen the convivial curmudgeon on said:

      I'm not really sure waht to say about this book. It wasn't bad, really, but it wasn't very good, either. I think some of the ideas and people were interesting enough that it could've been better - even though there were some times where I was rolling my eyes because the conveniences and stupidity at times sort of strained credulity.One of the things I liked most about the book was (view spoiler)[the budding complexity of the nature of the monsters. In the beginning, it's a very basic "monsters = [...]

    10. Courtney Nicole on said:

      2.80•I messed up with this book.•Usually when I know I'm going to give up on a book I get ready to search how it ends because although I don't want to spend anymore time reading it, sometimes I still want to know (quickly) how everything turned out. Well, for this one, before I even decided fully I wanted to stop reading It I had already found myself reading the summary of the book Whoops. I guess subconsciously I did end up deciding.•I at least gave it until 1/3 of the way through! (By th [...]

    11. katnick on said:

      I really wanted to like this book. The author's illustrations were evocative and he obviously spent a lot of time developing the world. The problem is: I think he spent too much time world building and not enough story building. The whole book reads like one long introduction. The author spends so much time inventing new pseudo-Germanic words for things (including a lot of things, like lanterns and history, that already have names) that a quarter of the book is taken up by the glossary even thou [...]

    12. Merrilee on said:

      I was actually more than a little disappointed by this book. Cornish has built a wonderful world, full of fascinating people and places. Unfortunately he felt the need to share every detail with the reader. This book was not so much a novel as a prologue, and for two-thirds of the book, the main character Rossamund just wanders around, having things happen to him. When he finally gets a little gumption and the story starts moving, the novel ends. And the last 120 pages are glossaries. I can see [...]

    13. MJ on said:

      I tried so hard to read this fantasy but it was just a little too "precious." D.M. Cornish had his own illustration--very nice. Boy with a girl's name is raised in Madam Opera's Estimable Marine Society for Foundling Boys and Girls. Lots of made up vocabulary and I just couldn't get into it. This is the first book of several and I think that children of 9-11 with the patience to read "clever" writing might like it a lot more than I did.

    14. Lisa on said:

      Full review: tenaciousreader/2013/1Pretty much, not sure why I gave this book 2 whole stars. It's a gigantic info dump, a character that acts and is treated like a child much younger than I think he was actually supposed to be. It's message is as subtle as a billy club to the face. The concept was the only thing about this book that worked for me.

    15. Sue Smith on said:

      There aren't too many books that I come across and get totally surprised by,but this one happened to be one of them. Don't ask me why exactly - I think there were a number of factors that played into the whole. Firstly, it goes without saying that I love a book with maps. I have this NEED to see where they are and what's around them - regardless if it's real or ficticious. I'm visual and I like to 'see'. Such a silly thing really, but I don't know how many books I've read that I've wished they'd [...]

    16. Cindy on said:

      There are very few teen fantasy titles that come along that I find myself raving to all my co-workers about. And I mean ALL of my co-workers. I don't care if you haven't read a teen novel in years, I'm throwing this one at you.The unfortunately named Rossamund (yes, he's a boy and we'll call him Rosie for short) is a foundling, raised in an orphanage where he has little hope of any real future but dreams of a life at sea. Fate, however, has other things in store for him--Rosie has been tapped to [...]

    17. Terri on said:

      Rossamund, a boy abandoned as a baby, is raised as a foundling in an orphanaged. When he gets older, he is recruited to be trained as a Lamplighter. But the boy gets on the wrong ship and the adventures start.This is the first book in a series and felt very incomplete to me. I realize they are setting the stage for many future adventures and introducing characters (some of which are very interesting like Europe, the monster killer, and Fouracres) But this book really failed to excite me. Rossamu [...]

    18. Farrah on said:

      I am so happy to know there are two more books in this series. I cannot wait to read them. Not since Harry Potter have I been pulled into such a peculiar world filled with lahzars, fulgars, leers, bogles, and nuglugs. DM Cornish has created a magical place without having any mention of magic, wizardry, or dark arts. I highly recommend this book for those that like to escape into a fictional world of amazing complex characters and grand scenes. It is a must read!

    19. Bettie☯ on said:

      mp3Rosamund was a boy with a girl's name. (Boy Named Sue anyone?)Made up names that sound slightly rude- tickOrphans - tickBullies - tickNot for me at this time - tick[image error]

    20. Donna on said:

      Well that sounds interesting, doesn’t it? I certainly thought it did! And it's the best place to start because that blurb drew me in pretty quickly. Unfortunately that piece is a bit misleading. I don’t know about you but from reading that, I thought those would be adventures he’d be taking while working as a lamplighter. It certainly insinuates that, don’t you think?But that would have to be a no. The whole book, all 311 (not including the 121 pages of reference) pages, is about Rossamu [...]

    21. Книжни Криле on said:

      „Monster Blood Tattoo” или „Татуировка с чудовищна кръв” може и да звучи като име на хеви метъл албум, но всъщност това е заглавието на фентъзи трилогията на Дейвид М. Корниш (изд. „MBG Books”). И съдейки по „Сирак”, първата й част (която е и дебют за своя автор), това трябва да е една от [...]

    22. Sheridan Kunde on said:

      I absolutely love the world creation and the effort that has gone into making this book such an immersive and complete experience for the reader.

    23. Estott on said:

      Characters, plot, world-building, all splendid. Rich and elaborate writing. The author's illustrations are great

    24. Mary Ellen on said:

      4.79 stars! I can't give it a full five because- it wasn't an absolute page turner. I was able to set this book down quite a few times. BUT - I kept picking it back up! Usually if I can't finish a book in 2 or 3 settings, it's just not going to happen. But it took me quite a few days to finish! I already have the second one and I can't wait to get started.

    25. Jannah (Cloud Child) on said:

      4.5One of my all time favourite fantasy series. This story is thoroughly within its own original world and own dictionary. Enough to be understood by the layman however well in need of a glossary which is helpfully added at the end taking up 40% of the book!Each chapter also begins with an unfamiliar word and its definition giving clues to what next is to unfold. Illustrations of the characters and monsters mentioned are spread throughout the chapters. This is the world of the Half-Continent is [...]

    26. Martine on said:

      Imagine living in a world, where pirates are called vinegaroons because the colored seas smell like vinegar. Imagine living in a world that’s inhabited by monsters, where every day can become a fight for survival. And now, imagine the hero of the story in this world has a girl’s name, is lame at stick –fighting and making knots but good with letters and math. Meet Rossamünd Bookchild, who is, like all the other book children, a foundling.Now, I could mope why all the good heroes grow up p [...]

    27. Anni (Tea in the Treetops) on said:

      Review originally posted on The Oaken Bookcase on July 23, 2012.A quick note on the Audio book version: I didn't feel this book translated well to audio format at all. The paper version has an enormous glossary at the back, illustrations and maps. The story itself, however, was brilliant.ReviewFoundling is the first part in the story of Rossamünd, the orphan boy with a girl’s name. Teased mercilessly by the other children at Madam Opera’s Estimable Marine Society for Foundling Boys and Girl [...]

    28. Jesse on said:

      An enchanting book full of unforgettable characters, crazy adventures, and a good solid story--and if that isn't enough, absolutely brilliant illustrations, a glossary so huge it's practically a book of its own, and maps of such intrigue and quality I've never seen before! Wow!! What a treasure!!!There is a lot to like, here, and much of it is a breath of fresh air. Though fantasy, of a sort, it is set in a time period roughly equivalent to the first half of our 19th century. I was fascinated by [...]

    29. Loren on said:

      From ISawLightningFallEvery once in a blue moon you happen across a novel that pulls everything together, bundling interesting characters, big themes, an engaging plot and a winning style into a single package. But such books are rare. Even an extremely talented author has a hard time producing more than one in a career. Still, efforts that fall short of that Platonic ideal often excel in a narrower range, making up for their deficiencies with depth in other areas. One such example is D.M. Corni [...]

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