End of Innocence (Fargoer Short Stories, #1) [NOOK Book]

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Somewhere far in the north, in the middle of a dense forest, two girls have embarked on a sacred journey: a journey that is to end their carefree days among the children of their tribe. Grim as their world is, the destiny that is set upon them seems even darker, but such is often the way for the people of this land.

First chapter of Fargoer, a novel set in the mythic far north.
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End of Innocence (Fargoer Short Stories, #1)

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Overview

Somewhere far in the north, in the middle of a dense forest, two girls have embarked on a sacred journey: a journey that is to end their carefree days among the children of their tribe. Grim as their world is, the destiny that is set upon them seems even darker, but such is often the way for the people of this land.

First chapter of Fargoer, a novel set in the mythic far north.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044735064
  • Publisher: Petteri Hannila
  • Publication date: 7/12/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 186,529
  • File size: 183 KB

Meet the Author

I'm a writer from Central Finland, a software designer by day and a dad/husband/dreamer/martial artist by night.It all began when I was eight years old. I found out that there were books of Tarzan, my childhood hero. My mother started to read them to me, but censored them - all of you who have read them know why. Annoyed by this, I started to read them on my own. Dreams and legends have followed me from those days, as companions on my voyage through life.Only few years after that I thought about writing for the first time, but for a long time I pushed it away from my mind for supposedly more important things. Finally I understood that none of my stories would ever see the daylight until I got started, and I did.From the days of Tarzan, exciting adventures and fantasy stories set in the past and the future have been my interest. Thus, the natural choice for me was to start writing science fiction and fantasy. Some years ago the idea of Fargoer made its way into my consciousness, and it hasn't loosened its grip of me since.New Fargoer stories and paths of Vierra's future circle in my thoughts until I write them out. There are so many stories to tell until the end, and that end is painted clearly on my mind.
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  • Posted September 10, 2012

    Very good historical fantasy with approachable characters

    In my opinion, writing a historical fiction mixed with fantasy elements is one of the most challenging things you can do in fantasy genre. However, the writer of Fargoer stories succeeds to deliver interesting and historically acceptable fiction with just enough mystique so you can call Fargoer stories fantasy.

    I've read Fargoer stories both in original Finnish format and in English. In my opinion, versions in Finnish serve the stories' setting better, but English versions are enjoyable too. Writer's style reminds me a bit of Robert E. Howards pulp adventures. However, style in Fargoer stories isn't as verbose and flamboyant as Howard's, and Fargoer is a bit less "pulpy", if that's even a word.

    Here and there the pace of stories is a bit fast, and I could see these stretched out as longer stories. There are places where, the story goes forward a bit too fast and the opportunity to flesh out the scenes is a bit wasted. However, the Fargoer stories are enjoyable enough in short story format.

    In my opinion, the strongest point of Fargoer is, that even if these are pulp stories, the writer manages to write believable fiction with approachable characters. These kind of stories in short story format don't have a lot of opportunities to flesh the characters out, but the writer manages to slip enough backstory to the characters to make them interesting. The characters aren't Conans or other mighty pulp heroes, but flawed and common people in brutal and dangerous times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    An intriguing fantasy story

    I found the story to be compelling and entertaining. Set in an interesting, unique historical fantasy world, the first part of the short story series left me wanting more (it is quite short, but then again, it's a short story). Highly recommended for any fan of drama and/or fantasy!

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    Posted August 29, 2012

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