The Cry of The Icemark is the first novel in the Icemark Trilogy. It follows Thirrin Freer Strong-in-the-Arm Lindenshield, the 14-year old heir to the throne of Icemark and her adventures during the time her country is at war with the Polypontian Empire.
Early on in the novel, Thirrin's father, King Redrought, dies successfully fighting off an attack by the Polypontian army, making her queen. She then travels to The Land-Of-The-Ghosts and beyond with Oskan Witchfather, or Oskan Witch's Son as he is known then, searching for new allies to aid them in war. These included Werewolves, vampires and even the Snow Leopards of Tharaman-Thar. Eventually, the war against the Polypontian empire and Scipio Bellorum is won.
- The character of Thirrin is based on Stuart Hill's sister.
- The Polypontian army is split into divisions, each with its own color. The black army is composed entirely of veterans and is considered the
elite force of Polypontia.