Shortlisted for the 2009 NSW Premier's Awards.
Much-anticipated sequel to Foundling.
Simultaneous release with the print edition, superbly narrated by the award-winning Humphrey Bower.
Gripping fantasy adventure with larger-than-life characters and a world mapped in fascinating detail.
"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."
About the Author
D.M. Cornish is an acclaimed children's illustrator. He began making notes and drawings for his debut novel FOUNDLING over thirteen years ago and had filled over 28 journals with sketches, ideas and character profiles before the MONSTER BLOOD TATTOO trilogy took shape. The trilogy has since sold worldwide. D.M. Cornish is thirty-three and lives in Australia.
Series: Monster blood tattoo #2
For Ages: 13+ years old
Format: Audio CD
Published: May 2008
Weight (kg): 0.5