63% done with Growth of the Soil

Axel bring pinned under the tree was a great story, very tense. The whole situation between Axel and Barbro was fantastic, but this book is not very kind toward women. Men are the lords of the realm here and women are very often seen as childish, vain, petty, and ungrateful. That’s the one major flaw, however, the women are all indispensable, too and even Axel’s life is saved by that crone Oline.