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Download Lamplighter: Monster Blood Tattoo, Book 2 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,647 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: D. M. Cornish Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN:
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The eagerly awaited second book of the critically acclaimed trilogy!

Orphan Rossamünd Bookchild has been sworn into the Emperor's service - his duty is to light the lamps along the Emperor's highways and protect travelers from the ferocious bogles that live in the wild. But he's found it no easier to fit in with the lamplighters than he did with the foundlings - always too small and too meek - and his loneliness continues no matter how hard he tries to succeed.

But when a haughty young girl, a member of a suspiciously regarded society of all-women teratologists - monster hunters - is forced upon the lamplighters for training, Rossamünd is no longer the most despised soul around. As Rossamünd begins to make new friends in the dangerous world of the Half-Continent, he also seems to make more enemies, finding himself pushed toward a destiny that he could never have imagined. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cait | 2/15/2014

    " Oh, very nice! This is definitely living up to the promise of the first book, although it's a bit more straightforward; I may be somewhat forgiving because it definitely has a middle-book feel to it. Is the series is actually intended to be a trilogy? I feel like I should have re-read Foundling before launching into this, because it follows quite directly from the first book character-arc-wise as well as time-wise. (There's a massive glossary in the appendix in the back -- seriously, massive: the appendix is a hundred pages long! -- but I generally don't find that sort of thing helpful for characterization.) I may have to buy both of these books and keep them on hand for when the third one comes out, in fact. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexis | 2/14/2014

    " I absolutely love these books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 2/10/2014

    " Where the first of the series presented a straight tour d' monde - introducing us to the world, its society, and its culture - the second act brings us closer to the central story. In this volume we learn that something is rotten in Denmark and that new allies are rare. (Rossamund makes, by my count, four new friends in all the six-hundred pages of the book.) With those two chunks of exposition off his chest, I look forward to a character-rich third volume. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carina | 1/22/2014

    " Started off sort of slow for me but WOW!! This book was even better than the first one :D Can't wait to get my hands on Factotum! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam B. | 1/21/2014

    " Except for a slow patch in the latter third of the book, I loved this story. Again, it's a great world with complex and interesting characters. This is a step above most YA literature I've read. I look forward to book 3! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caleb | 1/8/2014

    " This book was amazing. In many ways slightly superior to its predecessor, Lamplighter boasts a vast of array of fascinating character and twisting and turning plot that refuses to stop even up until the last page. Unfortunately, many of the book's own questions are left unanswered, but young Rossamund's confusing journey through 602 pages is fascinating nonetheless. The author is both an extremely talented writer and artist. His book is filled with nonstop descriptions, especially those of his oddball characters. The plot is both original and amazing. I only have two complaints with this book. Firstly, the plot never comes to a completely satisfying close, though this is only the second book in a trilogy, and secondly, the author is still introducing new characters within the last 20 or 30 pages of the book. Interestingly, as with the other two books in this trilogy, the last significant portion of the book, over a hundred pages, is an appendix, filled with D. M. Cornish's own made-up terms, characters, and places. Overall, this was an amazing book, well worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamez Beech | 1/7/2014

    " Probably the most creative and carefully detailed fantasy world written since Tolkien. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew Bradbeer | 9/30/2013

    " very pleased that the last book in this trilogy has arrived. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 2/24/2013

    " quite a bizarre book, but I really like it... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raven | 2/15/2013

    " Better than the first. Some parts drag a little but the other parts make up for that. bought this book 2 days after it came out and I couldn't put it down, i finished it in 3 days. Note: the book is actually 602 pages and that's not counting the very interesting appendix. ;D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 12/19/2012

    " Very slow and dense with cultural information to start. I have to admit I almost put the book aside because it just didn't spark any interest, but once it finally started rolling it more than made up for the slow start. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin Reilly-Sanders | 12/14/2012

    " Good- actually much better than the first in that the action was faster. Still, fabulous use of vocabulary and completely new trials beset our young adventurer in this intriguingly original world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brigid | 12/9/2012

    " Exciting, engaging, enthralling. A whole (almost) new world in which to get lost with wonderful characters and hearty protagonist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tristan Woodington | 11/2/2012

    " With more storyline and twists than the first, The Lamplighter is simply a book you cannot put down! And a very good cliffhanger at the end that makes you need to read more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Stickney | 8/4/2012

    " I thought this book was better than the first. The detail and thought put into the back story and world was very impressive. I didn't want the story to end and can't wait for the third book in November. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lawrence | 12/9/2011

    " Brilliant second chapter in one of the most imaginative fantasy series of recent years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyndsay | 6/23/2011

    " D.M. Cornish has created an incredible world similar to Colonial times. I love this series! This book has a great twist at the end! I can't wait to read the next one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter | 4/17/2011

    " loved it same as the last one good plot great world and characters "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Benjamin | 2/22/2011

    " Not as thrilling as the first book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Qing | 1/14/2011

    " Highly exciting, pace was good.

    I so can't wait for book 3 to come out.... argh! >_< "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 1/12/2011

    " Continuation of Rossamund's tale now that he's finally reached lamplighter training camp. Old characters return and many good new ones are introduced. This series has rightly been described as Tolkienesque, though Cornish adds welcome moral ambiguity and nuanced characterization. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 1/11/2011

    " I enjoyed it. It has an excessive amount of awkwardly created vocabulary, but otherwise its a pretty readable fantasy adventure novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 12/28/2010

    " can't wait to read the third book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thor | 11/27/2010

    " Children's fantasy about discovering your true nature. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 11/16/2010

    " A really enjoyable sequel. It's quite a bit longer than the first book, but it didn't drag, and I'm anxious to read number 3. "

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