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The Mercies Free download Ï 108 í [PDF] ❤ The Mercies Author Kiran Millwood Hargrave – Feedmarkformulate.co.uk The Sunday Times best seller and BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick 2020 For fans of Circe and The Handmaid’s Tale Kiran Millwood Hargrave's The Mercies is a story about a love that could prove as dangerous The Sunday Times best sellThe Sunday Times best seller and BBC Radio Book Club Pick For fans of Circe and The Handmaid’s Tale Kiran Millwood Hargrave's The Mercies is a story about a love that could prove as dangerous as it is powerful Winter The sea around the remote Norwegian island of Vardø is thrown into a reckless storm A young woman Maren watches as the men of the island out fishing perish in an instant Vardø is now a place of women Eighteen months later a sinister figure arrives Summoned from Scotland to take control of a place at the edge of the civilised world Absalom Cornet knows what he needs to do to bring the women of the island to heel With him travels his young wife Ursa In her new home and in Maren Ursa finds something she has never seen before independent women But Absalom sees only a place flooded with a terrible evil one he must root out at all costs. I ordered the book on the back of glowing reviews on the radio The back story a freak storm killing most of the men folk in a remote 17th century Norwegian fishing village and subseuent witch trials seem interesting enough and I was looking forward to how it would be handled Oh dear There's nothing about it to recommend this book The proofing is poor and irritating; characterisation one dimensional; descriptive passages anything but; and the storyline just rumbled on with a lugubrious inevitability The men are either stupid sadistic or both The anti hero the witch hunting Scot Absalom Cornet must be based on a real life character that the author has some sort of a grudge against We're given snippets of what might make him complex and interesting only to have them smashed literally; the women are gossips and treacherous sewing their own demise; and then there's Ursa the hapless Bergen maid whom Absalom marries and whisks off to a desultory like in Finnmark She loses all sympathy as soon as she's removed from caring for a sickly sister The whole thing is a huge disappointment I'm giving my copy away and shan't be reading anything else from Ms Hargrave Save yourself the effort and just read a synposis elsewhere

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The Sunday Times best seller and BBC Radio Book Club Pick For fans of Circe and The Handmaid’s Tale Kiran Millwood Hargrave's The Mercies is a story about a love that could prove as dangerous as it is powerful Winter The sea around the remote Norwegian island of Vardø is thrown into a reckless storm A young woman Maren watches as the men of the island out fishing perish in an instant Vardø is now a place of women Eighteen months later a sinister figure arrives Summoned from Scotland to take control of a place at the edge of the civilised world Absalom Cornet knows what he needs to do to bring the women of the island to heel With him travels his young wife Ursa In her new home and in Maren Ursa finds something she has never seen before independent women But Absalom sees only a place flooded with a terrible evil one he must root out at all costs. I just don't understand how this has got any decent reviews The story was terribly boring and uninteresting I kept waiting for something to happen which it slightly did in the last 5 pages The characters were strange and cold The writing was disjointed and felt like it was translated Honestly one of the worst and pointless books I have ever read

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The MerciesThe Sunday Times best seller and BBC Radio Book Club Pick For fans of Circe and The Handmaid’s Tale Kiran Millwood Hargrave's The Mercies is a story about a love that could prove as dangerous as it is powerful Winter The sea around the remote Norwegian island of Vardø is thrown into a reckless storm A young woman Maren watches as the men of the island out fishing perish in an instant Vardø is now a place of women Eighteen months later a sinister figure arrives Summoned from Scotland to take control of a place at the edge of the civilised world Absalom Cornet knows what he needs to do to bring the women of the island to heel With him travels his young wife Ursa In her new home and in Maren Ursa finds something she has never seen before independent women But Absalom sees only a place flooded with a terrible evil one he must root out at all costs. This was a completely immersive read that had me hooked from the first few pages The writing is so beautiful that it depicts the remote Norwegian island of Vardo in the 1600s vividly and gives every character an authenticity which made the story all the powerfulThe story is bleak and often harrowing as it is inspired by real events and does not shy away from the brutality of the storm its aftermath and the subseuent witch hunt faced by the women of VardoThe novel explores so many fascinating themes such as the position of women at the time and the restrictions placed on them superstition family bonds and faith All of these were handled so well and served the storyI did find the ending uite frustrating but it is a small criticism of an otherwise brilliant book