fiction historical literary magical realism dark tense medium-paced

320 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 1721 reviews

Moods

dark 98%
tense 36%
challenging 30%
mysterious 29%
funny 20%
sad 20%
reflective 19%
adventurous 10%
emotional 10%

Pace

medium 62%
slow 24%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 54% | A mix: 38% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 40% | No: 38% | Yes: 20%

Loveable characters?

No: 86% | It's complicated: 11% | Yes: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 61% | Yes: 18% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 1%

Average rating

3.73

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