Hello my book Witches!! I’ll be talking about Hope The Little Fox by E. Ozols today. But first name a book you loved because of it’s brilliantly written feminist take on the story!
“You are a girl.”
“I don’t want to be a girl “
“Why don’t you want to be a girl?”
“Because I want to be a person.”
It’s a book that really surprised me. It’s a fantasy-fiction which has a brilliant touch of feminism in it. It does contain pieces of sexual assault on women, and it has been written into the story and portrayed with brutal honesty. The depiction of the mental disintegration of a women after enduring sexual assault is aptly captured. The thread of feminism and the plight of subjugated women is woven into the fabric of the story. It was a tale that I devoured, literally. And it has notes of patriarchal politics that added to the story. A girl can be anything if she puts her mind to it. Nothing is impossible for us. That’s the message and I couldn’t agree more.
I completely loved the story of Hope, a six year old little girl who grows up in a cottage far from the bustle of the cities. She’s the daughter of Anton, a great military advisor to King and Lady Rebecca, a high-born noble women. But pleasant morning, ‘The Others’ barge into their small cottage and tries to rape Lady Rebecca, while a blind Anton defending his wife is nearly beaten to death by this group of barbaric men. Hope, only six, who has no knowledge of what is happening, charges at them all.
She grows up secretly learning how to fight, how to defend. But society isn’t kind to a women wanting to learn the art of war and the skill to fight. So she disguises herself under a mask to hide her identity and audaciously enough demands an equal chance to show her skill in order to be a pupil of the most prestigious academy of warcraft. The characters in this book are well crafted, and I’m not going to forget King Marius, Lady Rebecca, Count Hugo, Vilk and Spider anytime soon. I liked that no characters were flawless, as every human is flawed in some form or the other. And in the end I wanted to read more, though it seemed a bit rushed to me. I was looking forward to reading more pages of the tale of ‘The Little Fox’ and I would definitely recommend this one!!
P.S. Thank you for the book e-book! @booksirens I enjoyed reading this one.