Foxmask (Saga of the Light Isles, #2) by Juliet Marillier

Foxmask (Saga of the Light Isles, #2)

The Norseman Eyvind, a fierce and loyal Wolfskin, came to a new land on top of the world to find his destiny. With his priestess bride Nessa he saved the land and weathered the treachery that was caused by Eyvind's blood-sworn friend Somerled. After much pain and sorrow the two lovers have managed to create a society where the Norse warriors and the gentle folks of the Orkney Isles live and thrive in contentment at last. A decade and more has pas...

Details Foxmask (Saga of the Light Isles, #2)

TitleFoxmask (Saga of the Light Isles, #2)
Release DateNov 1st, 2005
PublisherTor Fantasy
GenreFantasy, Historical, Historical Fiction, Romance, Fiction

Reviews Foxmask (Saga of the Light Isles, #2)

  • Susana
    (review in english below)Fiquei um pouco confusa com este livro. Até quase meio do livro senti-me desconfortável com todo o mistério e a maldade latente, que não deixaram que a leitura me desse o prazer que costumo sentir com os livros da Juliet. A segunda parte da história já é diferente (para mim quase que começou um novo livro a partir da página 257) mas mesmo assim não chegou para apagar a má sensação anterior.Para piorar as cois...
  • Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship
    I've read nearly all of Marillier's books, loving the Sevenwaters trilogy and having mixed feelings about the others. I have not read Wolfskin, the prequel to Foxmask, but read this one anyway because so many of Marillier's fans adore it. My reaction: mixed. This book is a good example of Marillier's storytelling skills; it bears more resemblance to the original Sevenwaters trilogy than to the Sevenwaters follow-ups or Heart's Blood, which felt m...
  • Ângela
    Simply Amazing.“You've only just discovered you have a heart. Let it beat a little.”
  • A Miuda Geek
    2º livro da duologia A Saga das Ilhas Brilhantes.Neste livro seguimos a geração seguinte á do 1º livro. Creidhe segue o seu grande amor Thorvald para uma grande aventura no mar e numas ilhas envoltas em grandes mistérios e rituais macabros, em busca de ...respostas e de um vidente.Não posso descortinar muito mais, pois vai ser spoiler em realção ao 1º livro.Não gostei tanto deste livro como gostei do anterior. Pareceu-me que as persona...
  • Vitor Frazão
    3º leituras
  • Holly
    It all started when Thorvald read the letter holding the long-concealed truth. His father was not the venerable, slain chieftain Ulf who led the expedition and settling of the Light Isles, but Somerled, his hated brother who'd been banished by his blood brother Eyvind from the islands before Thorvald was born. Driven by the anger of his mother Margaret's deceit and the intense need to find his father, Thorvald plots to sail with his friend Sam on...
  • Brecht Denijs
    Originally read in 20052017 reread: There is something very heartwarming about returning to a book you remember loving that really heals the soul. After having reread the first book, it was easier for me to get in the right mood and some of the things that bothered me a little in Wolfskin no longer bothered me in Foxmask. It is such a well rounded tale and one of the best sequels I've ever read. The dialogue was also much better in this one. Ther...
  • Danielle
    I feel like most of the time I am pretty good at finding books that I think I will like. My average rating is pretty high, and it seems more often than not I end up loving a book rather than just liking it. What can I say? I’m easy to please. Even so, it’s not often that I read a book that keeps me up at night. I have a bedtime, and even books I really love rarely stand between me and sleep. But I can certainly say that this book, and its pre...
  • Alaa
    I made a terrible mistake and read it before Wolfskin x, x, nevertheless, I enjoyed it. I believe I'm developing Juliet Marillier syndrome º♥º, no one so far has me caught up in their world as her. I actually suffered from a headache trying to adjust to my surroundings after finishing it, and felt the moving of the boat and the weariness of the journey (not that she spent a lot of time describing the journey which I'm thankful for). The seal ...
  • Maha~
    A new favorite.I know it is long and wordy, but it was a fairy tale told in a way to make it so believable and so realistic, I almost thought it was something that really happened. It saddens me that words fail me and I can't really describe how I feel about this book, but suffice to say that I love it.
  • Kathryn
    An amazing follow up to Wolfskin. A saga that ranged far and wide, told us where Somerled ended up and continued the story of Evyind and his family. Journeys, discovering who you are when faced with challenge, surprises, violence. Good leadership and bad leadership.
  • Lela
    Loved it.
  • Clawfoot
    I always love Juliet Marillier's work. I love the fairytale feel, the ancient worlds she creates, and the sometimes-subtle, sometimes-obvious magical elements. They are comfort books for me.If you're familiar with Marillier's style, this book does not disappoint, and delivers the same magic, tragedy, and romance that is her hallmark.
  • Tim
    Na het schitterende "Drager van de Wolvenvacht", dacht ik evenveel plezier te beleven aan "Drager van het Vossenmasker", waarin de kinderen van Eyvind en Nessa, en Somerled en Margaret, de hoofdrollen vertolken. Dat bleek een verkeerd gedacht, al was het bij momenten best leuk om lezen.Ik ga proberen het kort te houden, want ik ben enigszins verheugd dat ik het boek eindelijk uitgelezen heb.Het is eigenlijk een verhaal over opgroeien, over je pla...
  • Sarah
    I quite enjoyed this, although there were some sections that dragged a little (I skipped most of the detailed descriptions of the Hunt on Cloud Island - BORING). But my biggest disappointment in it was that Thorvald AND Somerland got completely ripped off!! I was longing for the moment when Thorvald realised his feelings for Criedhe and let his guard down enough to tell her, but before he could do so she nipped off to Cloud Island and started get...
  • Molly
    Wow. And I do mean wow.I've long been a fan of Juliet Marillier, and I loved both her Sevenwaters books as well as the Bridei Chronicles. When I first started reading Wolfskin I was sceptical, but by the end of the book I thoroughly enjoyed it. In my mind, however, Foxmask was the better of the two. I truly, deeply enjoyed this book. So much so that I ended up staying up until four in the morning to finish it.I'm not sure what made me prefer it, ...
  • Mary-Beth
    Sometimes novels just make me so frustrated I can't take it anymore. This one started out all right. I liked Creidhe a great deal. She's a very interesting character, as were many of the people in the book and I especially enjoyed the romantic twists and turns in the novel. The mythology was interesting, and very unique.My frustration comes out of a plot event late in the book. Two characters in love are separated when Creidhe's friends misconstr...
  • Kara
    This book surprised me. It had a pretty good romance (not as good as the Sevenwaters trilogy, but that is reallyyyyyyy hard to match), but the book was so much more than that. It was about loss, redemption, good and evil, growing up, self-sacrifice, family...Usually it's the romance in Mrs. Marillier's books that touch me the most, but here it was the combination of everything else that made me cry like a baby towards the end. The characterizatio...
  • Nikki
    I've been stalled halfway through this a long time, so finally I scanned it for the answers I wanted (mostly the resolution of certain people's identities), and finding myself totally unsurprised and not very impressed by the ending (the way the characters act), I decided to put it aside. I like Marillier's work, sometimes, but this one is a miss for me. Creidhe is just difficult to like, from the start, with her ideas about Thorvald and her insi...
  • Caprica
    You close the book, and that's when you wonder : "why in the world isn't this serie as famous as the Sevenwater one?"Don't get me wrong, I loved Sorcha and her brothers, but you get used to the "not interested in any man - meets soulmate - happy forever after" pattern, even with the trials inbetween. Maybe that's just be, but I think the characters' emotions were better (like, even better than it was before) conducted than before.As for the plot,...
  • Aarushi
    I actually really enjoyed this book which I was not expecting because so many people told me that Wolfskin was better.However, this book was one of my favourites by Juliet Marillier.I have never hated a character more than Asgrim and I just could not get over how selfish Thorvald was.I loved how dark this book was at the beginning and the mystery surrounding the real identity of Somerled.I do have to say that I thought the dragging out of the end...
  • Latharia
    Juliet Marillier is quite adept at conveying human emotion. As in many of her other books, the characters reach points where all hope is lost and despair is brought to the forefront, but they continue on in a miserable state. It always brings tears to my eyes when hope is rediscovered & life, resuscitated! I give it 4 stars, instead of 5, because the first 3/4ths moved along at a bit too slow of a pace for me, but that last 1/4...well, let's say ...
  • Dakota★Magic in Every Book
    I cannot put into words how much I love this book. In a time of great distress for me, this book touched my heart and uplifted it.When I read the first book of the Light Isles, Wolfskin, I enjoyed it, but I felt it wasn't as wonderful as Marillier's Sevenwaters books. Foxmask, however, was truly beautiful with amazing characters and a fabulous story and a romance that broke my heart and healed it. I can't say how others may find this book, but fo...
  • Margaret
    I just loved this book. I really struggled to put it down in the evenings and wound up with Reading Head, you know, that cotton balls in your brain feeling you get the day after you indulged in a massive reading binge the night before. It's a sequel, and while I liked the original, I really got into the story of Foxmask, which is just so beautiful. Marillier is rapidly becoming one of my favourite authors.
  • Lisa
    I skimmed through the last five chapters reading bits and pieces because I couldn't take the suspense anymore and HAD to know how it all worked out. Then I went back and reread the same five chapters so I could relish in all the little details. I really hope there is another installment of The Light Isles. There is a reason Juliette Marillier is one of my very favorite authors!
  • Liz
    I liked this one better than the first because it was more concise. But I didn't like the story line as much. I did enjoy seeing what happened to certain characters from the first book. Over all it was a good series, but not my favorite of Marillier.
  • Lilly
    Yep, Keeper is a keeper.
  • Célia | Estante de Livros
    Gostei desde um bocadinho menos do que d'"O Filho de Thor", mas mesmo assim gostei muito. Lembro-me que foi o primeiro livro da Juliet que comprei mal saiu.
  • Chris
    I read this out of order, but I'm not sure it matters. A really well written fantasy book with a few thoughts on the meaning of life. Highly recommend if you enjoy fantasy.
  • annapi
    This sequel to Wolfskin moves the story to the next generation - to Eyvind's daughter Creidhe and Somerled's son Thorvald. When Thorvald turns 18, his mother Margaret finally tells him the secret she has kept from him all his life - the identity of his true father. The dark brooding Thorvald, bitter in his anger, sets out on a journey with his best friend Sam to find his father and learn who he really is. Creidhe, who has always loved him and kno...