fiction fantasy historical lgbtqia+ adventurous slow-paced

546 pages | first published 2013

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A brilliant, lush, sweeping historical novel about the rise of the most powerful woman of the Middle Ages: HildIn seventh-century Britain, small kingdoms are merging, frequently and violently. A new religion is coming ashore; the old gods are stru...
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Summary of 927 reviews

Moods

challenging 61%
reflective 48%
informative 46%
adventurous 43%
emotional 38%
dark 30%
mysterious 23%
tense 17%
inspiring 12%
sad 7%
hopeful 5%
relaxing 5%
funny 2%

Pace

slow 90%
medium 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 56% | A mix: 40% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 10%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 35% | No: 8% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 66% | It's complicated: 18% | Yes: 12% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 58% | No: 22% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

3.93

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