fiction literary dark tense medium-paced

304 pages | first published 2022

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In a village in a medieval fiefdom buffeted by natural disasters, a motherless shepherd boy finds himself the unlikely pivot of a power struggle that puts all manner of faith to a savage test, in a spellbinding novel that represents Ottessa Moshfe...
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Summary of 1010 reviews

Moods

dark 98%
tense 37%
challenging 31%
mysterious 31%
funny 20%
reflective 20%
sad 20%
adventurous 12%
emotional 10%

Pace

medium 63%
slow 25%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 53% | A mix: 40% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 41% | No: 35% | Yes: 21% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 85% | It's complicated: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 62% | Yes: 18% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 1%

Average rating

3.83

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