The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave


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Set in the cold, merciless island of Vardø, Norway, The Mercies recounts the lives of the women dragged into (and even taking part) in the witch hunt of 1621. This particular story is fictional, but the women and events portrayed are based on real people and real events. The witch hunt resulted in 91 deaths and the longest trial and burnings of supposed Witches in Norwegian history. This story will stay with me till the day I die.