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The Mercies

by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

On Christmas Eve, 1617, the sea around the remote Norwegian island of Vardø is thrown into a reckless storm. As Maren Magnusdatter watches, forty fishermen, including her father and brother, are lost to the waves, the menfolk of Vardø wiped out in an instant.

Now the women must fend for themselves.

Eighteen months later, a sinister figure, Absalom Cornet arrives. With him travels his young wife, Ursa. In Vardø, Ursa finds something she has never seen before: independent women. But Absalom sees a place flooded with a mighty and terrible evil, one he must root out at all costs.

ISBN: 9781529005127

About the Author

Kiran Millwood Hargrave (b. 1990) is an award-winning poet, playwright, and novelist. Her bestselling works for children include The Girl of Ink & Stars, and have won numerous awards including the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year, and the Blackwell’s Children’s Book of the Year, and been shortlisted for prizes such as the Costa Children’s Book Award and the Blue Peter Best Story Award. The Merciesis her first novel for adults.

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