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Publisher's Summary

The eagerly awaited second book of the critically acclaimed trilogy!

Orphan Rossamünd Bookchild has been sworn into the Emperor's service - his duty is to light the lamps along the Emperor's highways and protect travelers from the ferocious bogles that live in the wild. But he's found it no easier to fit in with the lamplighters than he did with the foundlings - always too small and too meek - and his loneliness continues no matter how hard he tries to succeed.

But when a haughty young girl, a member of a suspiciously regarded society of all-women teratologists - monster hunters - is forced upon the lamplighters for training, Rossamünd is no longer the most despised soul around. As Rossamünd begins to make new friends in the dangerous world of the Half-Continent, he also seems to make more enemies, finding himself pushed toward a destiny that he could never have imagined.

Listen to the first book: Foundling: Monster Blood Tattoo, Book 1.
©2008 Listening Library; ©2008 D.M. Cornish

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  • Pamela
  • COLUMBIA, NJ, United States
  • 12-05-09

Absolutely spellbinding

I couldn't stop listening to the story and even found myself dreaming about it.

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  • Kate
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • 05-10-12

There aren't enough stars for this trilogy

DM Cornish has created a world so immersive and detailed that all you want is more. He has created his own slang and introduces it throughout each of the three books so expertly. To top of the BRILLIANCE of his story, Humphrey Bower truly gives us one of the most stellar performances that I have ever heard. You will fall in love with Rossamund and all of the other characters that DM Cornish and Humphrey Bower make come alive.

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  • Rubin
  • Houston, TX
  • 12-02-17

Just amazing

This is an absolute brilliant production. Humphrey Bower at his best! You will not be disappointed. I look forward to listening to Factotum!

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  • Pete
  • Titusville, FL, United States
  • 11-22-17

worthy sequel

good pick up from the 1st book. starting the third book right now. holla holla

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extraordinary!

I have listened to this particular story over and over. It gets richer with every telling. The best writing with the best narration.

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Did not want it to end

Wonderful story with an equally wonderful narrator. 6 stars if the option had been there.

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Exquisite fiction

This is truly some of the best writing I've read in a goodly long time. Such exquisite word choice, such creative word smithery, such great story telling! It's not just for young readers. It's just plain good reading for any age!

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Need to read the next book

This book may be written for a younger audience, I have found it totally entertaining. I feel like I know the characters just like I do my own family. I have a genuine interest in what might happen to them in the next book. First class narration, beautifully done thank you.

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A Story worth the your time

Durning my read, I found it to kinda start off slow. The story has a lot more character development and less action. I found the book to be a good story and had a thrilling end! It leaves you ready for the next book. The narrator did very well with the individuals voices. My favorite was Sir. Sebastipole. I think his Character matched perfectly with the voice, at least the looks i gave him in my head.

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  • Nathan
  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • 12-20-09

I don't normally enjoy fantasy, but...

this was an awesome experience. I bought this book because it was narrated by Humphrey Bowers (it says a lot about the narrator when you buy a book simply because he narrates it). I was not disappointed, but was surprised by the strength of the story.