The Mirk and Midnight Hour [E–pub Download]


  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • The Mirk and Midnight Hour
  • Jane Nickerson
  • English
  • 10 July 2020
  • 9780385752862

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Jane Nickerson à 0 FREE DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Jane Nickerson FREE DOWNLOAD The Mirk and Midnight Hour 100 She comes across a severely injured Union soldier lying in an abandoned lodge deep in the woods things begin to change Thomas is the enemy one of the men who might have killed her own brother and yet she's drawn to him But Violet isn't Thomas's only visitor; someone has been tending to his wounds keeping him alive and it become. Nickerson s still coming up short on what should be fantastic books given the setting and source material she draws from seriously y all know I adore a good Southern gothic and Bluebeard and Tam Lin are two of my favourite folklore pieces But Strands of Bronze and Gold didn t work and neither did this Not enough Tam Lin the plot didn t know what it wanted to be so much of the narrative was spent on the domestic drama the supernatural elements felt seriously shoehoerned in especially since our Tam doesn t show up until at least a third of the way through closer to half I think0 More egregiously Nickerson s approach to slavery and racial politics remains so antiuated and paternalistic I am made seriously uncomfortable and am left not only uestioning her own values but also those of her editors For all of her other sins this is what made me decide tonight not to pick up another book by her in the future So you know Good job

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Jane Nickerson à 0 FREE DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Jane Nickerson FREE DOWNLOAD The Mirk and Midnight Hour 100 S chillingly clear that this care hasn't been out of compassion Against the dangers of war and ominous powers of voodoo Violet must fight to protect her home and the people she loves From the author of Strands of Bronze and Gold comes a haunting love story and suspenseful thriller based on the ancient fairy tale of “Tam Lin?. Before this book I was not familiar with the tale of Tam Lin so I came into this with no expectations I was just hoping for a good book set during the civil war This wasn t that Most of the book was normal civil war era historical fiction and then these paranormal elements were spattered in until the end when it was laid on heavy It just felt totally out of place within this book I didn t get it And I thought it was stupid Without all that this book would have been much better And I think it could have been done The book also seriously lags in places it took forever for any action to happen It wasn t even until the half way mark that she finds the Union soldier I got a little bored at times

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Jane Nickerson à 0 FREE DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Jane Nickerson FREE DOWNLOAD The Mirk and Midnight Hour 100 A Southern girl A wounded soldier A chilling force deep in the forest All collide at night’s darkest hour Seventeen year old Violet Dancey has been left at home in Mississippi with a laudanum addicted stepmother and love crazed stepsister while her father fights in the war a war that has already claimed her twin brother When. The Mirk and Midnight Hour is blurbed as a retelling of the Scottish ballad of Tam Lin I have read and loved several versions of Tam Lin including Jane Yolen s beautifully illustrated retelling so I am familiar with the story and I was curious how author Jane Nickerson would translate the ballad to a Civil War setting In Nickerson s version the heroine is seventeen year old Violet Dancey When Violet s father joins the Confederate Army he leaves her behind in Mississippi to adjust to life with a new stepmother stepsister and two cousins she barely knows I am generally drawn to historical fiction so I enjoyed the portion of the story dedicated to Violet s life how she adjusts to the war induced changes in her life and how she comes to love and care for her cobbled together family Her changing views on slavery and her relationship with the family s slaves if not entirely believable in a historical sense were at least portrayed with a little depth and subtlety than in Nickerson s previous novel Strands of Bronze and GoldThe flaw in this novel I think was in trying to force it to be a retelling Throughout the story the author borrows very little from the ballad The dark fairies are introduced but do not seem all that sinister and Tam Lin himself does not make an appearance until halfway through the story His relationship with Violet seemed rushed and unrealistic The author dropped the sexual aspect of the ballad which I can understand given that she wanted to write a PG version for young adults but the story loses that edgier element that could have introduced flaws in both main characters as well as strengthened Violet s motivations her reasons for wanting to save her lover The ending solidly parallels the ballad but by that point the hoodoo and the supernaturally charged climax seemed like deus ex machina and strangely out of place Given the historical setting and the source material this should have been a five star book but the combination of the two ideas just didn t work for me


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    FREE READ The Mirk and Midnight Hour The Mirk and Midnight Hour [E–pub Download] Jane Nickerson à 0 FREE DOWNLOAD The Mirk and Midnight Hour is blurbed as a retelling of the Scottish ballad of Tam Lin I have read and loved seve

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    The Mirk and Midnight Hour [E–pub Download] Also reviewed for Addicted2HeroinesAt first I was a tad disappointed that there wasn't much magic in this one I mean it's supposed to be a retelling of Tam Lin right? Maaaagic But Tam Lin's fairies are replaced with practitioners of voodoo and the magic hoodoo stuff doesn't come into play much until the endSo not a story steeped in magicWell unless you count the fact that Violet has some sort of affinity with bees And le

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    The Mirk and Midnight Hour [E–pub Download] DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Jane Nickerson Jane Nickerson à 0 FREE DOWNLOAD Just at the mirk and midnight hour The fairy folk will ride And they that would their true love win At Miles Cross they mu

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    The Mirk and Midnight Hour [E–pub Download] Jane Nickerson à 0 FREE DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Jane Nickerson This was one of the most racist stories I've had the misfortune of experiencing and is also one of the most boring

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    The Mirk and Midnight Hour [E–pub Download] The Mirk and Midnight Hour is a very atmospheric and creepy novel However in the blurb it's called a retelling of the Tam Lin ballad set in civil war era Mississippi I would say that it's barely that You don't get to the Tam Lin parts until probably the last twenty pages of the novel The rest of it is just the story of a girl who lives on a farm in Mississippi who has to deal with new family members after her father remarries and a schemin

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    The Mirk and Midnight Hour [E–pub Download] Nickerson's still coming up short on what should be fantastic books given the setting and source material she draws from seriously y'all know I adore a good Southern gothic and Bluebeard and Tam Lin are two of my favourite folklore pieces But Strands of Bronze and Gold didn't work and neither did this Not enough Tam Lin the plot didn't know

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    FREE READ The Mirk and Midnight Hour The Mirk and Midnight Hour [E–pub Download] Before this book I was not familiar with the tale of Tam Lin so I came into this with no expectations I was just hoping for a good book set during the civil war This wasn't that Most of the book was normal civil

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    FREE READ The Mirk and Midnight Hour The Mirk and Midnight Hour [E–pub Download] Jane Nickerson à 0 FREE DOWNLOAD Excellent civil war era story that kept me on the edge of my seat and deftly incorporates fairy tale themesViolet Dancey is a Mississippi girl mourning the death of her twin brother Rush and trying to keep her family toget

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    The Mirk and Midnight Hour [E–pub Download] Darkly delightful Tam Lin retelling The language of the writing was wonderful fit the setting perfectly and the characters were all

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    The Mirk and Midnight Hour [E–pub Download] DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Jane Nickerson Jane Nickerson à 0 FREE DOWNLOAD I did not particularly enjoy Strands of Bronze and Gold However I am fascinated by Tam Lin I did a bunch of research on this mythology for my thesis in college so I will likely give this one a whirl

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