I received a disappearing copy of Song of the River from Netgalley through Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for my honest review.
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This book starts in violence and then it seems to drag from there. The reader is introduced to K'os as she returns from following visitors to her village. They discover her and abuse her. She never really recovers - at least not inwardly. She returns to the scene to find a baby and she thinks he is a gift from the gods. He goes on to become her people's storyteller.
Now in a time of suppressed violence between tribes the storyteller is going to the neighboring tribe to marry the chief's daughter to cement peace. But his presence is the last thing that tribe wants and he is the last person to bring peace.
I didn't love this book as much as I loved Ms. Harrison's other book, Mother Earth Father Sky. It didn't draw me in the same way. The characters weren't as compelling to me. I found myself putting it down and going back to it. I do marvel at the research and attention to detail in the story and did find myself truly seeing the world Ms. Harrison created for her people.
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You can read my review of Mother Earth Father Sky
The Ivory Carver Trilogy:
You can purchase Mother Earth Father Sky on Amazon.com
You can purchase My Sister the Moon on Amazon.com
You can purchase Brother Wind on Amazon.com
The Storyteller Trilogy:
You can purchase Song of the River on Amazon.com
You can purchase Cry of the Wind on Amazon.com
You can purchase Call Down the Stars on Amazon.com
Disclosure: I received a disappearing copy of Song of the River from Netgalley for my honest review. I received no compensation for this post - other than the honor of reading the book.