I’ve just finished reading Siri Pettersen’s Kraften, the last installment in the Ravneringene trilogy.
I don’t know if it was the books fault or if I’m in a reading slump (again, so soon?), but it took such a long time to get through it.
I didn’t hate it, not at all, it’s just I sort of kept forgetting about reading it.
Also in this book Pettersen introduces a new world, also in this book her main character Hirka has a plan of her own. A plan she always needs a man to help her with. I’m going to ahead and call this a definite pattern in Pettersen’s books. Men can have any role in the story, they can be good and they can be evil, but it is always to men Hirka turn for help. Whereas women are petty and frequently described as adversaries. Unfortunately not in the Ursula way, just annoying, narrow-minded, minor obstacles in her way.
What I mean is. I miss female friendship in this novel, I miss women being significant. In the trilogy as a whole.
I may have other issues too, seems to me there are logical gaps. I just find myself not buying certain parts of the story. I lack evidence that Graal really is the Big Bad. For example.
Or maybe I just want this story to be something which it is not. I’m really not too sure. Might have to reread.