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<a href="" style="float: left; padding-right: 20px"><img border="0" alt="The Eyes of Rigel (Ingrid Barrøy, #3)" src="" /></a><a href="">The Eyes of Rigel</a> by <a href="">Roy Jacobsen</a><br/>

My rating: <a href="">5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />

This novel completes the third of a remarkably well written/translated trilogy based in the wretchedly cold rocky islands off the north Norwegian coast. The "Eyes of the Rigel" takes our relentlessly intentional heroine -Ingrid Barroy - and her baby through the turmoil following World War II's end. After the Allies destroyed a German prisoner ship, a Russian soldier washed upon the shore of her island. Now she's searching for him, the father of her child. It's an odyssey that pulled me through to the end, an end that stabbed me in the heart.<br /><br />But! Hear, hear! Don't read it until you've read the first two in the trilogy: "The Unseen," in which Ingrid is a small child making sense of a rugged island survival after WWI; and "White Shadow," her story of struggle as a young woman to keep the island that bears her family name during the Great Depression. <br /><br />A word: As you begin the first of these three novels, you'll encounter some regional Norwegian language that will slow you a bit. But as I mentioned, the translations to English (British) are excellent and you won't notice them after a chapter or two. <br /><br /><br />


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