The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Mercies

Kiran Millwood Hargrave with Jessie Buckley (Narrator)

11 hours, 5 minutes first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction historical lgbtqia+ emotional sad tense slow-paced

Description

After the men in an Arctic Norwegian town are wiped out, the women must survive a sinister threat in this perfectly told 1600s parable of a world gone mad (Adriana Trigiani). Finnmark, Norway, 1617. Twenty-year-old Maren Magnusdatter stands on th...

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Moods

dark 77%
emotional 72%
sad 68%
tense 55%
challenging 24%
reflective 22%
mysterious 15%
adventurous 14%
informative 12%
inspiring 4%
hopeful 3%

Pace

medium 52%
slow 41%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 56% | Character: 35% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 43% | Yes: 30% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 43% | Yes: 30% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.04

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