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First edition cover
Author Juliet Marillier
Country Australia
Language English
Series Saga of the Light Isles
Genre Fantasy novel
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date
5 March 2004
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 554 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN 1-4050-0524-6 (first edition, hardback)
OCLC 56445259
Preceded by Wolfskin
Followed by -

Foxmask is a fantasy novel by Juliet Marillier. It is the second book of the Saga of the Light Isles.

Plot summary[edit]

When Thorvald turns 18, his mother Margaret decides to tell her son the truth about his father's identity. Upon learning that Somerled was his father, Thorvald decided to find the man. With his friend Sam's help, Thorvald begins his journey. Unbeknownst to the two young men, Creidhe, the daughter of Eyvind and Nessa and Thorvald's best friend, stows aboard.

When the boat becomes damaged, they land on a lost isle called the Isle of Storms. The people who live there are in a state of constant fear and distrust. A difficult journey lies ahead for Thorvald, Creidhe, and Sam who will all be needed in order to overcome the troubles of the islanders, known as the Long Knife people, and return home to their lives and their families.[1]


  1. ^ Marillier, Juliet. "Juliet Marillier's Website--Foxmask Page". Juliet Marillier. Archived from the original on September 2, 2013. Retrieved August 12, 2013.