Seven o’clock on a Monday morning, five hundred years after the end of the world, and goblins had been at the cellar again. . . . Not that anyone would admit it was goblins. In Maddy Smith’s world, order rules. Chaos, old gods, fairies, goblins, magic, glamours – all of these were supposedly vanquished centuries ago. But Maddy knows that a small bit of magic has survived. The “ruinmark” she was born with on her palm proves it – and makes the other villagers fearful that she is a witch (though helpful in dealing with the goblins-in-the-cellar problem). But the mysterious traveler One-Eye sees Maddy’s mark not as a defect, but as a destiny. And Maddy will need every scrap of forbidden magic One-Eye can teach her if she is to survive that destiny.
You have to read Joanne M. Harris Runemarks [The Book Depository] [Waterstones]. If you love Loki, this is another great piece of literature on him. I read The Gospel of Loki [The Book Depository] [Waterstones] time ago, and then I put my eyes on Runemarks [The Book Depository] [Waterstones]. It's a masterpiece. If you compare the sizes of The Gospel of Loki and Runemarks you'll realize that Loki has been creating some mischief. One book is small, and the other is so big. Blame the trickster. Continue reading.