Nel villaggio di Malbry non è facile essere giovani e coltivare i propri sogni. Le regole e la disciplina la fanno da padroni; i giochi e gli incantesimi sono stati proibiti. Eppure Maddy non ha mai smesso di credere nel potere dei sogni e della magia. Lei è diversa da tutti: è ribelle, curiosa, testarda, e sulla mano ha il marchio di una runa. Per molti si tratta di un segno maledetto, ma non per il Guercio, il misterioso straniero che racconta storie affascinanti, l'unico amico che Maddy abbia mai avuto. È lui a svelarle il misterioso linguaggio delle rune e a introdurla in quell'universo proibito e vietato dove sono nascosti gli incantesimi, la conoscenza e il segreto delle sue origini. Mentre il futuro inciso sulla sua mano si avvicina giorno dopo giorno, una terribile catastrofe minaccia di distruggere per sempre quel mondo perduto. Maddy è l'unica in grado di salvarlo: sarà un'avventura appassionante e un percorso di crescita, dall'innocenza epeduta alla consapevolezza del proprio destino, oltre le cupe regole dell'Ordine. Con Le parole segrete Joanne Harris continua a esplorare la realtà fantastica, fondendo le atmosfere di Chocolat con le antiche mitologie, a cominciare da quelle nordiche.
- ISBN: 8811679745
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 504
This is a dense and sprawling satire that draws on Norse mythology and folklore on which the author has certainly done her research. She re-imagines the Norse gods and on occasion subverts them. Maddy Smith is the young heroine shunned by family and community. She was born with a new runemark on her Leggi tutto
Final rating: 4.25/5 stars Final rating - for the whole series: 3.5/5 stars I have read this book first in 2011. Back then I did not even theorize this could get a sequel. But it has . And I am glad for it. This book can be seen as stand-alone book but there were some loose ends for which I didn't giv Leggi tutto
Looking for something lighthearted to clear your head between longer and more complex series? Why not Zoidberg Runemarks? Rating could have been lowered but this was fast and fun read and it was perfect counterweight to complex Malazan series that was reading along side it. so i'm going to give it
3.5 stars The Nordic mythical foundations of this book were well utilised, conforming to known stories in parts and freely reimagined in others. The initial part of the book was especially well done; though it begins with the usual young protagonist coming into their powers, the runemarks and charact Leggi tutto
This was a really fun way to spend some reading hours. It's YA Fantasy, which I wouldn't normally read, but Harris's style proved too seductive for me. She laid out a trail of breadcrumbs from the first paragraph and before I knew it I was deep inside the mountain, and the story. Caught, and mesmeri Leggi tutto
I loved the movie Chocolat and I read a bit of Jigs and Reels , but nothing has hooked me on Joanne Harris as much as this! She started it as a story for her daughter, years later it is a fantastic tale of magic and adventure for all ages. The mythology is Norse, a nice break from the Greek gods if y Leggi tutto
My main complaint about Runemarks was the complexity. The narrative was far too extensive and unfocused. I don’t know much about Norse mythology, so I found myself frequently frustrated with the intricate and complicated Norse histories. I usually prefer being eased into a new world where I’m given Leggi tutto
Έχω διαβάσει αυτό το βιβλίο μπορεί ίσα με 10 φορές (στην κυριολεξία). Θυμάμαι την πρώτη φορά που το διάβασα πήγαινα γυμνάσιο και ντρέπομαι που το λέω αλλά δεν είχα ιδέα έστω ότι υπάρχει κάτι που λέγεται σκανδιναβική μυθολογία. Το είχα πάρει από τη Δανειστική Βιβλιοθήκη με μισή καρδιά γιατί ούτε το εξώ Leggi tutto
I made one big pause while reading, so my thoughts are not 100% coherent; I also don't have time for a detailed review right now. I'll just say what made me decide on five rather than four. - YA WITH FEMALE PROTAGONIST BUT NO ROMANCE. (No, no potential love interests introduced either.) -Despite target Leggi tutto
HOW HAVE I NOT READ THIS BEFORE??? I mean, I know why, because in my opinion the summary for this book doesn't really do it justice. Or maybe it does, but it doesn't necessarily highlight the parts of the book that make it most appealing to me personally. First of all, I feel like the summary/cover
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