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Foundling Meet Rossamnd a foundling, a boy with a girl s name who is about to begin a dangerous life in the service of the Emperor of the Half Continent What starts as a simple journey becomes a dangerous and complicated set of battles and decisions Humans, monsters, unearthly creatures who among these can Rossamnd trust D M Cornish has created an entirely original world, grounded in his own deft, classically influenced illustrations Foundling is a magic laced, Dickensian adventure that will transport the reader

About the Author: D.M. Cornish

D M Cornish born 1972 is a fantasy author and illustrator from Adelaide, South Australia His first book is Foundling, the first part of the Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy The second book named Lamplighter was released in May 2008 The third in the series is yet to be named.D.M Cornish was born in time to see the first Star Wars movie He was five It made him realize that worlds beyond his own were possible, and he failed to eat his popcorn Experiences with C.S Lewis, and later J.R.R Tolkien, completely convinced him that other worlds existed, and that writers had a key to these worlds But words were not yet his earliest tools for storytelling Drawings were.He spent most of his childhood drawing, as well as most of his teenage and adult years as well And by age eleven he had made his first book, called Attack from Mars It featured Jupitans and lots and lots of drawings of space battles.He studied illustration at the University of South Australia, where he began to compile a series of notebooks, beginning with 1 in 1993 He had read Mervyn Peake s Gormenghast novels, The Iliad, and Paul Gallico s Love of Seven Dolls Classical ideas as well as the great desire to continue what Mervyn Peake had begun but not finished led him to delineate his own world Hermann Hesse, Kafka and other writers convinced him there were ways to be fantastical without conforming to the generally accepted notions of fantasy Over the next ten years he filled 23 journals with his pictures, definitions, ideas and histories of his world, the Half Continent.It was not until 2003 that a chance encounter with a children s publisher gave him an opportunity to develop these ideas further Learning of his journals, she bullied him into writing a story from his world Cornish was sent away with the task of delivering 1,000 words the following week and each week thereafter Abandoning all other paid work, he spent the next two years propped up with one small advance after the other as his publisher tried desperately to keep him from eating his furniture.

10 thoughts on “Foundling

  1. says:

    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 e

  2. says:

    This was such a great, different read It is what YA should be thrilling, engaging and with mind blowing world building It is also a dense read It sometimes felt like a Tolkien book there are 100 pages of Appendix at the end and I loved every world o

  3. says:

    Reviewed by K Osborn Sullivan for TeensReadToo.comMONSTER 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,than a quarter of the book is ta

  4. says:

    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 w

  5. says:

    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 u

  6. says:

    ..yeah, 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 characterRossam nd 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

  7. says:

    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,

  8. says:

    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 inve

  9. says:

    Tolkien loved inventing languages, and designed Middle Earth, and wrote Lord of the Rings to have someplace to put those languages.DM 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 Cont

  10. says:

    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 st

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