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  1. says:

    Fargoer will appeal to those who like to immerse themselves in different settings especially those which readily blend human society with the environment and spirituality It is set in a deliberately unspecified pre modern time when different tribes and clans share a sparsely settled and lean land To my mind at least it offers a compelling and credible insight into how life carries on in an environment continually shifting between hostile and beautiful The relationships between the various people groups dwelling in this wild region vary similarly and any encounter carries with it uncertainty and risk as well as opportunityIn essence the novel traces a series of stages of a journey made by the main character Vierra Along the way she makes both friends and enemies and comes into contact with a wide variety of groups inhabiting this part of northern Europe The journey is traced out in physical space but also takes her on an inner journey one which can be every bit as rewarding and threatening as her geographical wanderings Having been forced away from home the return journey forces into focus the uestion of what she will find when she gets backI first encountered Fargoer as a set of individual short stories In that condition the translation from Finnish was a little irregular between episodes It has since been edited and reworked into a complete novel helping the reader to see it as a whole story rather than separate pieces In that light the changes in the interior life of Vierra as she faces different situations become apparent The narrative style mirrors these interior changes Close to her home environment she becomes filled with her people's poetry and lives closer to the natural and spiritual worlds Away from home she retreats into a rather barren and stubborn will to surviveI have found Fargoer to be a compelling read and have no hesitation in giving a five star review It has not only lured me into its own world but also into the wider base of myth and creativity within Finland as a whole Without Fargoer I would not have read the The Kalevala Oxford World's Classics edition and so would not have discovered unexpected points of contact with other literature that I love I would heartily recommend this book to readers who find pleasure in exploring different cultures as well as the very diverse ways in which sibling rivalry can work itself out across a landscape


  2. says:

    I received a free copy of Fargoer for the purpose of an honest reviewWhat a fantastic story It completely captivated me from start to finish The setting and characters are brought to such three dimensional life that I felt like was right there with them We begin with Aure and Vierra thirteen year old cousins who are on their way to see the First Mother a rite of passage all young girls must go through after they start their menstrual cycle The First Mother tells them that only one of them can be the next Chieftain and they must fight each other to the death right there to see who will go on For the future of their tribe there are two possible scenariosIf Aure defeats Vierra their people will prosper at first but eventually outsiders will invade their territory and wipe their people out They would disappear foreverIf Vierra wins their people will suffer in life but they would persevere as far into the future as the First Mother could see Vierra wins the contest but doesn’t have the heart to kill her cousin when the opportunity presents itself This will be the first of many crossroads she will face throughout her lifeFrom this point on we follow Vierra in a series of short stories each one depicting a time in her life when she was faced with a difficult decision Each story is self contained and yet they all pull back to each other I found it amazing how caught up in her life I became on an emotional level the mistakes she made reminding me of my own lapses in judgment and the conseuences one must pay because of them Who hasn’t looked back on key areas of their life and wished they’d traveled down a different path It is a story of discovery and growth and the perseverance of a strong spirit when the future offers so little hope It’s hard to imagine anyone young or old male or female being unable to connect in some way with Vierra and the life she tries so hard to keep control of I look forward to reading about her in the near future An excellent beginning to what I hope will be a successful series


  3. says:

    I received a copy of Fargoer from author in exchange of review a straight out fantasy is not always my top pick for choice read In this deep fantasy 2 sisters come to choice of the next ruler When only one sister is chosen sibling rivalry becomes a fight Maybe I'm wrong but I got lost in this dense fantasy worldGetting up to 50% I decided to call it uits The poetry spread through out the chapters I found very well written Fantasy readers should check this out but my cup of tea needs spice in it


  4. says:

    I loved this book from page 1 to finish Can’t wait for the next installment Well written a nail biter Fascinating to learn about some of the Finnish legends on which at least parts of the book are based


  5. says:

    This is essentially a collection of short stories gathered into one book telling the life of a single character Vierra The setting is the forests and lakes of the far north of Scandinavia where Vierra’s people live a placid life as huntergatherers moving around their domain with the seasons and ruled by a female chieftain and a female witch as is normal for their culture But things are changing; to the south there are experiments with settlement and agriculture and from further afield come the Vikings in their longboats stealing goods and capturing slavesVierra’s people the Kainu have a complex spiritual life built around their environment and involving poems to invoke the spirits as well as actions At Vierra’s puberty ritual she is told of a destiny for her although it’s clear as the book progresses that this is not cast in stone and her own actions may affect things The various stories tell episodes from Vierra’s life and some of it is fairly bleak it has to be said Many bad things happen to Vierra and she herself changes as a result losing her faith in the spirits and perhaps losing some of her humanity along the way She is a compelling character though and I raced through the book to find out what happened to her in the end The other characters are somewhat less rounded with the possible exception of Rika Most fall neatly into the good or bad ends of the spectrumThe book was translated from Finnish and although the translator has done a good job this is not a Babelfish travesty by any means there is some very stilted and clunky language in places and one or two words are outright wrong I had the feeling that the original language was rather elegant and poetic not just the poems themselves which crop up freuently but many of the descriptive passages too and along the way something got lost in translation Nevertheless it was always clear what was meant and it never interfered with my enjoymentAnyone looking for a cheerful read may be disappointed After all her struggles a truly happy ending would have been too much to hope for but it is at least uplifting It’s clear that’s there’s to tell about Vierra’s life so I guess there will be stories to come This is a great read for anyone who enjoys stories with a mythological twist it features a truly strong female character and it’s set in a time and place rarely featured in fantasy I really enjoyed it Four stars


  6. says:

    I read Fargoer in Finnish and as it is my native language and the story is set to medieval pre christian era of our country it was only the right thing to do The story is about a young girl Vierra her path in life is set already but her choices lead her way to physical and mental hardships She's born to a hunter gatherer tribe at the time the Vikings and other people try to find their way into the heartland of Vierra's world poetry in between the story follows Finnish National epic Kalevala both in form and in content The poetry is about the birth of the world and controlling various forces like fire in a mythological way Vierra's story could have been written as an adventure but it's than that it's epic without the cliches such of making Vierra a remarkable heroine or mythological commander of forces of the forest I'm looking forward to reading of Vierra's story Thank you Petteri Hannila for creating this story Kiitos


  7. says:

    This is a beautifully written fantasy and yet based on traditional tales of Scandinavia I enjoyed it so much that it is my summer book review on my blog


  8. says:

    Fascinating taleI really enjoyed this book This was my kind of story It blended early history about a far away place and time with an intriguing main character and supporting cast I look forward to reading the next installment


  9. says:

    A uniue taleA strange uniue world with interesting characters The protagonist was well depicted The poems were a bit much The description of the landscape and the desolation was uite haunting


  10. says:

    MehTo me the story is too haphazard in its presentation making it hard to follow and enjoy I hope that you do


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Fargoer By Petteri Hannila

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?htee pyhälle matkalleen kohti aikuisuutta lähtevät samalla liikkeelle myös hänen elämänsä suunnan määräävät voimatPystyykö Vierra rikkomaan kiveen maalatun polkunsa jonka on määrä johtaa hänet kohti myrskyjen ja vaikeuksien täyttämää elämää Voiko hän löytää paikkansa heimonsa joukosta vai onko hänen täytettävä kohtalonsa KaukamoisenaKauka. I read Fargoer in Finnish and as it is my native language and the story is set to medieval pre christian era of our country it was only the right thing to do The story is about a young girl Vierra her path in life is set already but her choices lead her way to physical and mental hardships She's born to a hunter gatherer tribe at the time the Vikings and other people try to find their way into the heartland of Vierra's world poetry in between the story follows Finnish National epic Kalevala both in form and in content The poetry is about the birth of the world and controlling various forces like fire in a mythological way Vierra's story could have been written as an adventure but it's than that it's epic without the cliches such of making Vierra a remarkable heroine or mythological commander of forces of the forest I'm looking forward to reading of Vierra's story Thank you Petteri Hannila for creating this story Kiitos Illegal Affairs samalla liikkeelle myös hänen elämänsä 21 Short Plays suunnan määräävät voimatPystyykö Vierra rikkomaan kiveen maalatun polkunsa jonka on määrä johtaa hänet kohti myrskyjen ja vaikeuksien täyttämää elämää Voiko hän löytää paikkansa heimonsa joukosta vai onko hänen täytettävä kohtalonsa KaukamoisenaKauka. I read Fargoer in Finnish and as it is my native language and the Angel of Sudden Hill story is The Complete Anchoring Handbook set to medieval pre christian era of our country it was only the right thing to do The Screams and Nightmares story is about a young girl Vierra her path in life is Muay Thai Unleashed set already but her choices lead her way to physical and mental hardships She's born to a hunter gatherer tribe at the time the Vikings and other people try to find their way into the heartland of Vierra's world poetry in between the Practical Boat Mechanics story follows Finnish National epic Kalevala both in form and in content The poetry is about the birth of the world and controlling various forces like fire in a mythological way Vierra's Short Cycle Selling story could have been written as an adventure but it's than that it's epic without the cliches Break the Bipolar Cycle such of making Vierra a remarkable heroine or mythological commander of forces of the forest I'm looking forward to reading of Vierra's Innovate the Pixar Way story Thank you Petteri Hannila for creating this School for Startups story Kiitos

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Moinen aloittaa fantasiatarinoiden sarjan joka imee voimansa Suomen synkästä mutta kauniista luonnosta Sen juuret ovat samalla kertaa sekä mytologiassa että muinaisessa kirjoittamattomassa historiassamme Tarinoiden perustukset on laskettu muinaisen maailman ihmeille ja nopeatempoista kerrontaa siivittää kalevalamittainen runous esi isiemme runollisen kerronnan kieli. Fascinating taleI really enjoyed this book This was my kind of story It blended early history about a far away place and time with an intriguing main character and supporting cast I look forward to reading the next installment Stir It Up sarjan joka imee voimansa Suomen The Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems synkästä mutta kauniista luonnosta Sen juuret ovat Handbook of Psychophysiology samalla kertaa Frugal Innovation sekä mytologiassa että muinaisessa kirjoittamattomassa historiassamme Tarinoiden perustukset on laskettu muinaisen maailman ihmeille ja nopeatempoista kerrontaa American Presidents, Deportations, and Human Rights Violations siivittää kalevalamittainen runous esi isiemme runollisen kerronnan kieli. Fascinating taleI really enjoyed this book This was my kind of Rediscovering Our Galaxy (Iau S334) story It blended early history about a far away place and time with an intriguing main character and When Movements Become Parties supporting cast I look forward to reading the next installment

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Ota vastaan kutsu kauas Pohjolaan Aikaan ja paikkaan joka elää vain kaukaisissa kuvitelmissamme hämärästä menneisyydestä Metsiin joiden pintaa yksikään aura ei ole koskaan puhkaissut Nämä tarinat kulkevat tuon kaukaisen maan tuulissa ja puissa ikiaikaisen metsän viileissä kuiskauksissaVierra on itsepäinen tyttö kainujen heimosta Kun hän serkkunsa kanssa l?. Fargoer will appeal to those who like to immerse themselves in different settings especially those which readily blend human society with the environment and spirituality It is set in a deliberately unspecified pre modern time when different tribes and clans share a sparsely settled and lean land To my mind at least it offers a compelling and credible insight into how life carries on in an environment continually shifting between hostile and beautiful The relationships between the various people groups dwelling in this wild region vary similarly and any encounter carries with it uncertainty and risk as well as opportunityIn essence the novel traces a series of stages of a journey made by the main character Vierra Along the way she makes both friends and enemies and comes into contact with a wide variety of groups inhabiting this part of northern Europe The journey is traced out in physical space but also takes her on an inner journey one which can be every bit as rewarding and threatening as her geographical wanderings Having been forced away from home the return journey forces into focus the uestion of what she will find when she gets backI first encountered Fargoer as a set of individual short stories In that condition the translation from Finnish was a little irregular between episodes It has since been edited and reworked into a complete novel helping the reader to see it as a whole story rather than separate pieces In that light the changes in the interior life of Vierra as she faces different situations become apparent The narrative style mirrors these interior changes Close to her home environment she becomes filled with her people's poetry and lives closer to the natural and spiritual worlds Away from home she retreats into a rather barren and stubborn will to surviveI have found Fargoer to be a compelling read and have no hesitation in giving a five star review It has not only lured me into its own world but also into the wider base of myth and creativity within Finland as a whole Without Fargoer I would not have read the The Kalevala Oxford World's Classics edition and so would not have discovered unexpected points of contact with other literature that I love I would heartily recommend this book to readers who find pleasure in exploring different cultures as well as the very diverse ways in which sibling rivalry can work itself out across a landscape