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Michelle Paver

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Værker af Michelle Paver

Ulvens bror (2004) 2,419 eksemplarer
Skovens kraft (2005) 1,120 eksemplarer
Dark Matter (2010) 1,004 eksemplarer
Sjælespiserne (2006) 934 eksemplarer
Udstødt (2007) 725 eksemplarer
Toraks løfte (2008) 567 eksemplarer
Wakenhyrst (2018) 508 eksemplarer
Ghost Hunter (2009) 441 eksemplarer
The Outsiders (2012) 313 eksemplarer
Thin Air (2016) — Forfatter — 303 eksemplarer
The Burning Shadow (2013) 80 eksemplarer
Slægten på Jamaica (2002) 58 eksemplarer
The Eye of the Falcon (2014) 51 eksemplarer
The Viper's Daughter (2020) 38 eksemplarer
Belle (2005) 32 eksemplarer
The Crocodile Tomb (2015) 31 eksemplarer
Sophies arv (2004) 31 eksemplarer
Skin Taker (2021) 27 eksemplarer
A Place in the Hills (2001) 25 eksemplarer
Without Charity (2000) 25 eksemplarer
Warrior Bronze (2013) 24 eksemplarer
Wolfbane (2022) 19 eksemplarer
Krigarnas borg (2016) 2 eksemplarer
Gravens f©Ænge (2015) 2 eksemplarer
Ormgudinnans besv©Þrjelse (2014) 2 eksemplarer
torak1 2 eksemplarer
La hechicera (2013) 2 eksemplarer
Wyrzutek (2008) 1 eksemplar
Pozeracz dusz (2007) 1 eksemplar
Sj©Þlslukarens barn (2020) 1 eksemplar
Ostrov bohyně 1 eksemplar

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Very fast paced, exciting historical fiction. Set in the bronze age with active goddess and a dolphin as an active character, this book feels quite modern and is a great read-alike for the Lightning Thief. Parents might be concerned about some fairly gruesome parts, so this and would be a good recommendation for 5th grade and up.
mslibrarynerd | 6 andre anmeldelser | Jan 13, 2024 |
Dark Matter was an unexpected pleasure. I loved the setting to bits. Paver's description of the Arctic landscape was great. The main character's slow descent into constant darkness and madness was gripping. The secondary characters were slowly teased out and well written. She also writes a pretty good dog. :)

The only quibble I have with the book is the ending. It was very deus ex machina. At the moment of certain death, his rescue appears on the horizon.… (mere)
rabbit-stew | 61 andre anmeldelser | Dec 31, 2023 |
I've been intrigued by ancient societies and cultures for as long as I can remember breathing. Egypt holds most of my interest, but honestly I'll read anything set in BC time period as long as its interesting. GODS AND WARRIORS, the first in its series, is set during Bronze Age Greece--a first for me--and is fast paced, engrossing and utterly entertaining. I read this over the course of about two hours--that's right TWO HOURS--because I couldn't bear to put it down.

I was a little unsure at first, there was a lot of descriptive words that seemed out of place ("He was ragingly thirsty...") or unneeded being tossed around. It felt like every other word ended with "-ly" for a while. The protagonist is also much younger then I'm used to reading lately (he's 12, in fact everyone over the age of 14 is more or less not to be trusted), so I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy his viewpoint.

My fears were laid to rest about 60 pages in, when Paver began describing another character's journey across the sea. Paver seemed to hit her stride around this point and from there the story took off.

In a lot of ways this reminded me of one of my favorite books as a kid--Mara Daughter of the Nile (by Eloise Jarvis McGraw). That was also about an orphaned child, an outsider struggling to survive and having to rely on cleverness to do so. Hylas though, he's driven. He's a determined boy who lives and thrives mostly through instinct. His cleverness is mostly intuition (with a healthy smattering of paranoia) and his own ability to adapt to circumstances.

Pirra, by contrast, tries to work things out. Though she's been sheltered, she has a better idea of how things work with the 'Black Crows' then Hylas does. She knows what it is they want and how far they will go to reach that end goal. She's also more cautious, reverent of the Goddess and island they find themselves on. She understands the magic that Hylas has come in contact with.

The uneasy truce between them as they struggle to survive and maybe find a way off the island felt natural. They come from two different worlds, two different societies even, but they have a common enemy (the Black Crows) and a common goal (to stop them). Neither trusts the other, at least not on a conscious level, but they work very well together.

Hylas' friend, Telamon is lost between two worlds himself. Older then Hylas, but just as sheltered as Pirra in a way, he just can't seem to do the right thing for the right reasons. His father is disappointed in him, his uncle is disgusted by him, Hylas learns something about him that makes him scared and distrustful--nothing he does ends the way he wants it to. I felt bad for him honestly.

The ending speaks at a larger destiny awaiting all three (and Spirit, the dolphin) and the Goddess doesn't seem done with them yet. I'm interested to see where Paver takes our band of wary heroes--and what fresh adventures awaits them there.
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lexilewords | 6 andre anmeldelser | Dec 28, 2023 |
A gripping and moving story, convincingly evoking both the eerie landscape and the remote-but-present period. Well-paced and beautifully resolved.
Edward528 | 22 andre anmeldelser | Dec 23, 2023 |



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