Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Fargoer by Petteri Hannila

I received this product in exchange for an honest review.

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Hello readers! Today I have 1 more book review for you. Today I am reviewing Fargoer, a book by Finnish author Petteri Hannila. Here's a little bit about the book before I begin my review:

In the dark woods of ancient Finland, an extraordinary woman is creating foundations for her life. All this is threatened to be burned in flames of chaos, as men as well as spirits put their powers against her happiness. She is to become Fargoer, one who wanders across the known world for her destiny. Among her assets is a will of iron that is not ready to settle for something that is not of her own doing.

Fargoer begins a fantasy tale set against a backdrop of the Viking Age. It will take the reader deep into the forests of the north, among a people of Kainu both unique and ancient in their ways. Vikings prowl the waterways and the riches of the far south are in the reach of the powerful. Yet, powers both supernatural and natural are in constant motion to set things as they see fit. 

Now here's a little bit about me: I have very distant Finnish ancestors as well as Viking roots. I have spent a lot of time over the past 6 years reading about their heritage, their stories. I'm a genealogist. I have a huge respect for the ancient people, and the old ways. Although I'm also Christian, I don't like the way things have changed in our world and I don't like the way we're headed. Too many of us spend our lives behind computers or cell phones. We've lost touch with nature, and I do believe we've lost touch with God because of it. This is just a piece of my background and beliefs so perhaps you can understand where I'm coming from with my review. Its not my intent to get preachy ;)

Fargoer provided me with a nice touch of fresh air. It was fantastic to read something from the view point of one still in touch with the old ways, and the old stories. I found it very interesting to read a story about such a strong female character. The story is fairly easy reading, but left me captivated and interested. I think this book has a very good moral behind it, as although we face many different hardships in our lives we continue to go on and fight. Unlike a lot of modern fiction, I honestly wasn't sure where this journey was leading me. It had a lot of unexpected twists and endings. I felt it was very well written, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I would recommend this to anyone interested in Viking mythology or the cultures of primitive peoples. You can purchase Fargoer for the Kindle on Amazon for $3.99 or for free with Kindle Unlimited.

I do just want to briefly mention, if you do book reviews, Creativia offers 1 book of choice in exchange for an honest review. Fargoer is one of the options :)

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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