Peaceweaver rebecca barnhouse critique

Hild, though, makes a much more interesting main character than Rune. She grows with each of these decisions, finishing in a wonderfully written albeit painful character arc.

When a strange intuition drives Hild to kill a visiting noble in an effort to save the life of the king's son, Hild expects the King to be grateful. This tale has all the great elements for a fantastic historical fiction epic tale: I picked it up because it came so highly recommended, and I initially thought it was standard fantasy in a fictional location.

I loved the story, it reminded me of Cayla Kluver's Legacy Series, minus the overly descriptive writing and annoying narrator.

What is the best piece of advice you ever received from another author. I only do that when a book comes recommended by book bloggers I trust.

Her mother says Hild is far-minded, a gift that runs in her family.


More than that, she hopes to become, with time, a peaceweaver —suggesting peaceful actions and effectively becoming a political adviser.

Opinions change, just as people and circumstances do — and I especially loved how this is shown in Peaceweaver.

About Rebecca

At the end of that book, its hero Rune meets his bride-to-be Hild. Unfortunately for her, she is now regarded as a threat and sent away to marry the new King of the Geats as a peace offering. What happens to the kingdom of the Geats.

Reading stories helps us make sense of our own lives. As a reader we see she treated her mother well, loved her family and was a great best friend.

The Coming of the Dragon

I read a copy of this book most joyously received from the publisher via NetGalley. Have half the class read The Coming of the Dragon and the other half read Peaceweaver.

Was there a defining moment during your youth when you realized you wanted to be a writer. I loved it, from first page to last, and cannot wait to read more from Rebecca Barnhouse. Instead of receiving praise, she finds herself exiled. Peaceweaver is so much more than that, though: The Queen, now abed with an illness used to keep the King from being to warlike, but after she left, the next mead-bearer, Hild's mother, did not think it her place to interfere in men's matters.

Before she leaves her entire world behind as well as her family and friends, she learns that the King has no intention to honour the peace treaty and she fears she will be killed to.

Hild is who this story is all about though. Rebecca Barnhouse has taken the “Beowulf” epic poem and used it for the basis of two historical fantasy novels.


Your students may not be familiar with the “Beowulf” story prior to reading The Coming of the Dragon or Peaceweaver, but they most likely know some folk or fairy tales made popular in Europe and the United States by the.

Rebecca Barnhouse teaches and writes about medieval topics and about children’s literature set in the Middle Ages. by Rebecca Barnhouse Sixteen-year-old Hild has always been a favorite of her uncle, king of the Shylfings.

So when she protects her cousin the crown prince from a murderous traitor, she expects the king to be grateful. Mar 27,  · Peaceweaver (Rebecca Barnhouse) Critique  For readers who enjoy stories of thrilling fantasy, Peaceweaver (Rebecca Barnhouse, ) is one such story Barnhouse combines Norse mythology with a thrilling tale of two main characters, one you don’t meet until the very end.

Barnhouse weaves a web of magic and treachery that will ensnare you.” -Cinda Williams Chima, bestselling author of the Heir Chronicles and the Seven Realms series “ Peaceweaver is splendid historical fantasy.

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I just read and reviewed The Coming of the Dragon. Mostly, I thought it was meh, not bad but not especially good either. At the end of my review, I mentioned that I still had hopes for Peaceweaver, because I liked Hild, the girl introduced and barely given any .

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