Version: Unabridged
Author: Joanne Harris
Narrator: Sile Bermingham
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Juvenile & Children's, Juvenile, Fantasy, Fiction, Teen
Publisher: Listening Library
Published In: January 2008
# of Units: 14 CDs
Length: 14 hours
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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.

Reviews (2)


Written by TVVesselsJr from Petaluma, CA on January 21st, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is a story for all ages and a good teaching aid when the audio book is used to guide a young reader through the pages . . . put this one on your shelf for your next beginner or just for the pleasure of a journey.


Written by Anonymous on August 20th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This book takes you places. It's surprisingly good. You won't want it to end. In fact, I wish there were more books written this well.

Author Details

Author Details

Harris, Joanne

Joanne Harris is the author of seven previous novels--"Chocolat", "Blackberry Wine", "Five Quarters of the Orange", "Coastliners", "Holy Fools", "Sleep", "Pale Sister", and "Gentlemen & Players"; a short story collection, "Jigs & Reels"; and two cookbook/memoirs, "My French Kitchen" and "The French Market". Half French and half British, she lives in England.