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Edgar F F itibaren Ponikwa, Polonya itibaren Ponikwa, Polonya

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Edgar F F itibaren Ponikwa, Polonya

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An unusual story, for sure. Although it's set in a generically Norse-esque fantasy universe, it reminded me strongly of M. Night Shayamalan's film The Village--long before I got to the "surprise" reveal at the climax of the action. I'm not comfortable with the primary lesson that Stroud seems to be teaching here, but Halli's personal journey is engaging and appealing. Of note is the fact that Stroud goes out of his way to establish that the main character is ugly--without actually making it a major plot point. That isn't too unusual in YA fiction in general, especially when it's of the ironically witty, contemporary type--but in my experience, it's pretty rare among pseudo-historical fantasy stories.