Waiting on Wednesday--Runelight, by Joanne Harris

I am somewhat surprised to find that I have never written a review of Runemarks, by Joanne Harris. Here's the crackerjack first line: 'Seven o’clock on a Monday morning, five hundred years after the End of the World, and goblins had been at the cellar again." And young Maddy Smith, marked by the runemark on her palm with magic, is off on a fantastic adventure in which the Norse gods play no small part.

I'll be going back to it for a re-read soon, because I just learned over at Seven Miles of Steel Thistles that its sequel, Runelight, is out in the world! Here's the blurb, from Amazon UK:

"The squabbling Norse gods and goddesses of Runemarks are back! And there's a feisty new heroine on the scene: Maggie, a girl the same age as Maddy but brought up a world apart - literally, in World's End, the focus of the Order in which Maddy was raised. Now the Order is destroyed, Chaos is filling the vacuum left behind... and is breaching the everyday world.

A chilling prophecy from the Oracle. A conflict between two girls. And with just twelve days to stave off the Apocalypse, carnage is about to be unleashed . . ."

I just might have to add it to my Christmas present list.

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


  1. Ooh, I want to read this too. I added it to my Goodreads list. Thanks. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Whoa on that line...I am going to be getting myself a copy of this!

    Sending you best Thanksgiving wishes from north of the border!

  3. Wow. I didn't know a sequel had been written!
    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  4. How did I miss this? Can't wait to read it and the sequel.

  5. Thanks, Natalie, Deb, and Lin! Same to you.

    I hope you like Runemarks, Ruth, and that all of us like this new one!

  6. I really want to read Joanne Harris one of these days...


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