The Mercies


      The Mercies
After a storm has killed off all the island s men, two women in a 1600s Norwegian coastal village struggle to survive against both natural forces and the men who have been sent to rid the community of alleged witchcraft.Finnmark, Norway, 1617 Twenty year old Maren Bergensdatter stands on the craggy coast, watching the sea break into a sudden and reckless storm Forty fishermen, including her brother and father, are drowned and left broken on the rocks below With the menfolk wiped out, the women of the tiny Northern town of Vard must fend for themselves Three years later, a sinister figure arrives Absalom Cornet comes from Scotland, where he burned witches in the northern isles He brings with him his young Norwegian wife, Ursa, who is both heady with her husband s authority and terrified by it In Vard , and in Maren, Ursa sees something she has never seen before independent women But Absalom sees only a place untouched by God and flooded with a mighty evil As Maren and Ursa are pushed together and are drawn to one another in ways that surprise them both, the island begins to close in on them with Absalom s iron rule threatening Vard s very existence Inspired by the real events of the Vard storm and the 1620 witch trials, THE MERCIES is a feminist story of love, evil, and obsession, set at the edge of civilization. New Download [ The Mercies ] by [ Kiran Millwood Hargrave ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Kiran Millwood Hargrave is an award winning poet, playwright, and author Her books include the bestselling winner of the British Book Awards Children s Book of the Year and the Waterstones Children s Book Prize 2017 The Girl of Ink Stars, and Costa Book Awards and Blue Peter Awards shortlisted The Island at the End of Everything, andThe Way Past Winter , Blackwell s Children s Book of the Year 2018 Her debut YA novelThe Deathless Girlswas published in 2019 Her debut book for adults,The Mercies , based on the Vard witch trials, will be published by Picador in early 2020 She is represented by Hellie Ogden UK and Kirby Kim US at Janklow Nesbit Kiran lives in Oxford with her husband, artist Tom de Freston, and their cat, Luna.

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • The Mercies
  • Kiran Millwood Hargrave
  • English
  • 09 November 2018
  • 0316529257

10 thoughts on “ The Mercies

  1. says:

    Vardo, Norway, Christmas Eve 1617, a remote northern settlement where a storm of unusually immense and vicious proportions, completely wipes out the menfolk in this small fishing community, leaving the womenfolk bereft and without the means to provide for themselves.Eighteen months later, the women have become adept at catching fish and are finally able to look after themselves, but their world is about to be turned upside down with the arrival of Absalom Cornet, a God fearin...

  2. says:

    The Mercies is Kiran Millwood Hargrave s first adult fiction novel having previously written both middle grade and YA novels I had previously read her book The Island at the End of Everything and while I admired her writing in that I was not wholly convinced as the narrative felt too simplistic a finding I put down to the age category for which the book was primarily written for.However, my experience with The Mercies could not bedifferent I adored this book The story, the The Mercies is Kiran Millwood Hargrave s first adult fiction novel having previously written both middle grade and YA novels I had previously read her book The Island at the End of Everything and while I admired her writing in that I was not wholly convinced as the narrative felt too simplistic a finding I put down to the age category for which the book was primarily written for.However, my experience with The Mercies could not bedifferent I adored this book The story, the characters, the pacing, the emotion Simply fantastic The book is inspired by real events and traces the events that unfolded in a small community in Norway in and after 1617 and focuses on how the people of Vard dealt with the aftermath of a terrible storm that claimed the lives of forty fishermen practically the entire community s male population Primarily, the novel follows the stories of two young women, Maren and Ursa M...

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    I remember once when runes gave you comfort, when sailors came to my father to cast bones and tell them of their time left to come They are a language, Maren Just because you do not speak it doesn t make it devilry back in the reviewing saddle.so, no as i anticipated, this was not scary enough to be a true october is spoooooky read, and reviewing it in december feels even less spooky, but it is an excellent book nonetheless female fronted historical fiction that reminded me of the novels I remember once when runes gave you comfort, when sailors came to my father to cast bones and tell them of their time left to come They are a language, Maren Just because you do not speak it doesn t make it devilry back in the reviewing saddle.so, no as i anticipated, this was not scary enough to be a true ...

  4. says:

    Norway 1617, the town of Vardo Maren Bergensdatter and Diinna are just two of the women who have made their way through the slashing rain to the edge of their island to watch a terrible, colossal storm raining down havoc and destruction on the little fishing fleet caught in the middle of it Maren and the other women are not aware of the consequences that this storm is going to have on the lives of their island town As the storm subsides, the women observe the detritus rolling in towards them Norway 1617, the town of Vardo Maren Bergensdatter and Diinna are just two of the women who have made their way through the slashing rain to the edge of their island to watch a terrible, colossal storm raining down havoc and destruction on the little fishing fleet caught in the middle of it Maren and the other women are not aware of the consequences that this storm is go...

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    4.5 stars gifted picadorbooks If you re at all interested in witchcraft which I apparently have been this month, and always then you ll want to keep an eye on one of Picador s most anticipated titles of 2020 The Mercies is set around the 1620s in Finnmark, Norway after a freak accident kills almost all the men in a remote community, which leads the women to becomeindependent All of that changes when an infamous Scottish witch hunter arrives with his terrified Norwegian wife, intent 4.5 stars gifted picadorbooks If you re at all interested in witchcraft which I apparently have been this month, and always then you ll want to keep an eye on one of Picador s most anticipated titles of 2020 The Mercies is set around the 1620s in Finnmark, Norway after a freak accident kills almost all the men in a remote community, which leads the women to becomeindependent All of that changes when an infamous Scottish witch hunter arrives with his terrified Norwegian wife, intent on spreading King James VI s reign..I loved learning about the 17th century around Norway I didn t know about the S mi and how they were and are discriminated against Hargrave creates some truly amazing characters here, including Kerstin and Maren, as well as some great baddies, made evenchilling by the fact they are b...

  6. says:

    It is a small world Just 4 weeks ago I was in Vardo which is the scene of this most impressive novel which is based around the true events of a mighty storm that killed 40 men, the persecution of the Sami people and the infamous witches trials of the early 17th century There is a strange isolated but beautiful set of memorials at Vardo that pays tribute to the women murdered by the religious fervour, bigotry and fear of the time The old fort which was the scene of the trials still is manned It is a small world Just 4 weeks ago I was in Vardo which is the scene of this most impressive novel which is based around the true events of a mighty storm that killed 40 men, the persecution of the Sami people and the infamous witches trials of the early 17th century There is a strange isolated but beautiful set of memorials at Vardo that pays tribute to the women murdered by the religious fervour, bigotry and fear of the time The old fort which was the scene of the trials still is manned and is an eerie reminder of the history of Finnmark.The book uses spa...

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    Maren and Ursa are from very different backgrounds, but they are women in a world run by men Their friendship is the only bright light, and even that might not be enough to save them.I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Maren has grown up Vard , a small community where the men go out to sea fishing, whilst the women tend the home.A sudden and ferocious storm kills almost all of their men in a single day.After the grieving period is done, the aide sent from Maren and...

  8. says:

    I ll let my quote sum up my response to this masterpiece With her characteristic tenderness and prose that tides between the carnal and the sublime, Kiran Millwood Hargrave illuminates one of the darkest chapters of our history In The Mercies, she sweeps us to a pla...

  9. says:

    You think it mercy, what has happened here To think otherwise is a sin Such a tragic tale of love lost and found Beautifully written, evocative and brutal setting, the claustrophobia and tension of an isolated fishing village captured in grim detail.

  10. says:

    In brief Very well written very bleak indeed.This is set on the remote Norwegian island of Vard On Christmas Eve 1617 forty fisherman set out to fish A sudden, freak and very violent storm kills all of them Among them are Maren s father and brother She watches it happen This is her story of the aftermath The writing immediately creates a feeling of a cold and bleak land where the men who the community depended on are no longer there What will those who are left do There is a real In brief Very well written very bleak indeed.This is set on the remote Norwegian island of Vard On Christmas Eve 1617 forty fisherman set out to fish A sudden, freak and very violent storm kills all of them Among them are Maren s father and brother She watches it happen This is her story of the aftermath The writing immediately creates a feeling of a cold and bleak land where the men who the community depended on are no longer there What will those who are left do There is a real sense of isolation and some desperation at the start of this There is also a division within the community There are those who follow the kirk and those whose interests liewith t...

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