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Featuring monsters, creatures and weird, surgically engineered characters, the work summons up an unusual fantasy world.

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 Rossamund, 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 Rossamund must choose his path carefully.

©2007 D.M. Cornish; (P)2008 Bolinda Publishing

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"Enough secrets, promises, and mystery to create impatient demand for part two." (Booklist (starred review))

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  • Mim
  • HUGHENDEN, Australia
  • 10-06-10

Fabulous work

I was thrilled to find this book available and so well spoken by Humphrey Bower. Truely exciting fantasy. It is a joy to be wrapped up in the language that Cornish has created, a wonderfully realised world. (Not long now till Book 3 is out, Huzzah!!)

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  • Fitz
  • 10-02-17

My first audio book

This whole series is a perennial favourite, & combined with such excellent narration I am excited to share the adventure with my partner.

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  • 07-25-17

Performance and story.

performance was very good but the story was a little slow. still managed to capture the vivid and interesting world of Half Continent.

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