When her father dies in battle, fourteen-year-old Thirrin becomes Queen of the Icemark, a tin kingdom forever caught between dangerous neighbours. But she bears a heavy burden. Thirrin must find a way to protect her people from the most terrible invasion that her nation has ever known - and do so before the end of the winter snows.
Winner of Ottakar's Children's Book Prize 2005.
Stuart Hill was born in Leicester, in the East Midlands, where he still lives. He has worked as a car trimmer, a cemetery gardener, a teacher and an archaeologist. He now balances his life as a busy bookseller with that of a writer. The Cry of the Icemark is his first novel for children.