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Download ´ The Gracekeepers 100 Kirsty Logan ç 0 Free download Characters The Gracekeepers Offshore brings change to both their lives offering them a new understanding of the world they live in and the conseuences of the past while restoring hope in an unexpected future Inspired in part by Scottish myths and fairytales The Gracekeepers tells a modern story of an irreparably changed world one that harbors the same isolation and sadness but also joys and marvels of our own ag. As I said when I first sampled The Gracekeepers last September I feared at first that it wasn t for me that the fantastical premise was too whimsical for my tastes and that it was in danger of being too twee However the first few chapters really surprised me I was drawn straight into its world and wanted to read on I found the characters easy to care about and the story gave me the same cosy magical feeling as Erin Morgenstern s The Night Circus Unlike many readers I enjoyed that book but as others won t necessarily find the comparison flattering I will again add that Logan is a better writer It s the atmosphere of the stories that s similar As with many good stories that appear to be whimsical there is an undercurrent of darkness that adds spice and bite to a narrative that s often deceptively gentleThe setting is a waterlogged world in which there is a class division between landlockers the lucky few with homes on dry land and damplings whose nomadic lives are spent at sea There are two main characters North who resides on a circus boat and makes a living performing with her beloved bear and Callanish who lives alone on an island and works as a gracekeeper tending the graves of those who die at sea The latter idea is expanded from a short story in Logan s debut collection The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales When a storm hits and tragedy strikes the Circus Excalibur North and Callanish meet and are immediately drawn to each other The Gracekeepers becomes a story about their connection how they are inescapably drawn back to one another and about how each is searching in some way for a family for a home for permanence Many negative reviews are from readers frustrated that there wasn t world building that certain things about how this society worked weren t fully explained but I always saw it as of a dreamlike landscape one that wasn t necessarily supposed to feel entirely real In my head it didn t look anything like this world instead I imagined that beyond the seascapes we heard about the water simply poured off the edge of the earth Many reviews also assume the setting is post apocalyptic or a version of our own future but again I saw it differently as an alternate world or alternate history definitely magical there s no actual magic but you wouldn t be surprised to encounter it Pre flood society might well have been the world we know or something very like it but I felt that taking that for granted would reduce it to some cautionary tale about the environment taking away all the enchantment Enchantment is a very appropriate word for The Gracekeepers perfect for the glamour of the circus the ethereal imagery of Callanish s island home and the magnetic draw of the central couple s attractionThe lush language of The Gracekeepers makes it a book to be savoured slowly and it s best when measured out in small portions If there was one thing about it I didn t like and this became particularly noticeable whenever I read a big chunk of the book in one go it was the repetition of certain words and phrases I d be uite happy to never see the word belly again in my life and Flitch calling Callanish little fish drove me crazy though considering the general obnoxiousness of his character I m sure that was the pointSomething a bit different for me certainly but a book I m really glad I persisted with and one that created a genuinely memorable world

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Download ´ The Gracekeepers 100 Kirsty Logan ç 0 Free download Characters The Gracekeepers For readers of The Night Circus and Station Eleven a lyrical and absorbing debut set in a world covered by waterAs a Gracekeeper Callanish administers shoreside burials laying the dead to their final resting place deep in the depths of the ocean Alone on her island she has exiled herself to a life of tending watery graves as penance for a long ago mistake that still haunts her Meanwhi. This is a truly beautiful and magical novelA flooded world where few islands remain and those who inhabit the land are landlockers Everyone else lives on boats and are known as damplingsNorth is a dampling she works as the bear girl on a circus boat known as The Excalibur The circus folk are the only family she has ever known and she would never want to leave However she is harbouring a secret a secret that might destroy the life she has built Callanish is a Gracekeeper She arranges mourning ceremonies for people with loved ones who have died She lives alone on her island as a punishment for something she did long ago Kirsty Logan s writing is so lyrical I was swept away in this magical world We see how Callanish and North meet for the first time and then how they are constantly drawn together I loved all the different characters particularly from the circus They were all so imaginative and sometimes uite creepy mainly the clowns and the glamours It was just a completely immersive world and I loved spending time in itHighly recommend

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Download ´ The Gracekeepers 100 Kirsty Logan ç 0 Free download Characters The Gracekeepers Le North works as a circus performer with the Excalibur a floating troupe of acrobats clowns dancers and trainers who sail from one archipelago to the next entertaining in exchange for sustenance In a world divided between those inhabiting the mainland landlockers and those who float on the sea damplings loneliness has become a way of life for North and Callanish until a sudden storm. If you liked The Night Circus or Station Eleven then you ll probably like this I thought that it was better than both of those novels It s beautifully written and has the most eeirly evocative landscape where the earth has been flooded and all that s left are a few islands You ve got people who live on the islands called the Landlockers and those who live on boats on the sea called Damplings It s about two women one on land one on the sea It s about bodily autonomy and a woman s right to make her own decisions There are some really interesting power structures within the different communities and some wonderful plays on gender At its heart though it s a love story and a beautiful one at that

  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • The Gracekeepers
  • Kirsty Logan
  • English
  • 25 September 2019
  • 9780553446616