The Scar by Elinor Huntington, Marina Dyachenko, Sergey Dyachenko

336 pages first pub 1996 (editions)

fiction fantasy adventurous dark medium-paced


Reaching far beyond sword and sorcery, The Scar is a story of two people torn by disaster, their descent into despair, and their reemergence through love and courage. Sergey and Marina Dyachenko mix dramatic scenes with romance, action and wit, in...

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Community Reviews Summary of 159 reviews


adventurous 75%
emotional 75%
dark 62%
reflective 62%
hopeful 37%
sad 37%
inspiring 25%
mysterious 25%
tense 25%
challenging 12%


slow 50%
medium 50%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 71% | A mix: 28%

Strong character development?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 37% | Yes: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 87% | N/A: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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