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Skämmartecknet (Skämmerskans barn, #2) Lene Kaaberbøl

Skämmartecknet (Skämmerskans barn, #2)

Lene Kaaberbøl

Published 2003
284 pages
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 About the Book 

Perhaps its just me, but I find it rather disingenuous when the first book of a series is pretty much about a girl and a girl finding her strength and doing shit, and then the author is like, You know what I forgot? A dude. A dude having manpain. Thats what this book needs. More dudes. More manpain, as if Nico wasnt enough. This doesnt happen often in literature for a lot of reasons (shitty storytelling, conflict in marketing, who on earth wants the series to veer off like that in the second book) but Lene Kaaberbøl decides that this is a great idea and rather than just having Dina (who to be fair is not a particularly stand-out character) we also need to have the perspective of her utterly unremarkable brother, Davin.Davin is incredibly loathe-able, from his name down to his frankly idiotic actions. Hes irresponsible, hes an idiot, and always seems to expect the worst/be really absurdly judgmental towards the people he ostensibly loves i.e. his family. (view spoiler)[Like when Dina loses the ability to use her Shamers gift and doesnt manage to stop Tavis from being fake-killed and his gut instinct is like wow my sister is a terrible person what the hell (hide spoiler)]