I am happy to report that there is no real profanity within this tale, and all the intimate scenes are implied. The reader will find many instances of rape, incest, and even homosexuality implied within the pages of the story. To be honest, none of that bothered me as the author was kind enough to leave out the details. In the beginning to about the middle of the book, I found the story to be a bit lagging. I was not certain I would ever connect with Kalie and her plight.
By the end, I was definitely hooked, and I would be willing to read the next book in the series. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are percent mine. May 28, Marlene rated it really liked it Shelves: ebook. I love the idea of exploring civilizations of prehistory, and Sandra Saidak has done a great job of that in this story. Don't be fooled, though - this is no wimpy fantasy of unicorns and fairies. Sandra sets her characters in a time of upheaval, when prosperous, gentle societies are overrun by violent hordes.
This book can generate hours of discussions that are relevant for today's world. What happens when a society that is trapped by scarcity comes across one that is rich with resources?
Neithe I love the idea of exploring civilizations of prehistory, and Sandra Saidak has done a great job of that in this story. Neither society will escape unscathed, and both will be forever changed by the experience. Sandra doesn't spare the reader from the gritty and horrifying details of the clash. Topics such as PTSD, slavery, rape, and gender equality vie for time with healing knowledge, art, music, religion and politics.
These are modern topics, you say? It's anachronistic to put them in a story of prehistory? But no.
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The topic names are modern, but all of these were experiences of the human condition even fifteen or twenty thousand years ago. I found this aspect of the story fascinating. I would compare this book to Jean Auel's series, with the detailed descriptions and the sex ratcheted down a step or two.
I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. Good job, Sandra! Aug 19, Kathleen rated it really liked it. Kalie, the main character, is a strong woman who suffers so much at the hands of the "beastmen" that she loses her voice. When she recovers, she tries to warn others about the dangers of these invaders on horseback, but her people are too gentle to imagine the behavior she's describing.
They ignore her warning - to their peril. Kalie's journey takes her away from her village and then back again, when she's called on for help.ipdwew0030atl2.public.registeredsite.com/119877-cellphone-number-track.php
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The difficult part of the story is the many descriptions of rape, incest, and other forms of assault, abuse, and denigration. This is not a book for young readers or victims of sexual assault. The most interesting part is its turn into complexity rather than opposites, especially toward the end. Kalie has made friends among this alien society. She's changed them and they've changed her into a much more interesting character. An engaging read that leads right into sequels. May 07, T.
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Fendley rated it it was amazing. I was right. I loved this book and didn't want it to end. It was illuminating to look at a violent patriarchal society from the viewpoint of someone raised in a peaceful matriarchal community. This tale of one woman's determination to save her people from the beastmen despite her personal fears and overwhelming odds against her is one you won't easily forget. Great story this story kept me attached to my kindle. I love to read about prehistoric times.
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Donna Hepburn rated it it was amazing Jun 09, Marsha rated it really liked it Feb 03, Karen Rafalko rated it liked it Aug 12, Janie A Pyle rated it it was amazing Jan 09, Starry rated it did not like it Apr 18, Wanda L Apostol to rated it really liked it Nov 21, Darcy McClean rated it really liked it Aug 18, Carolyn Dowling-dice rated it it was amazing Aug 15, Kelly M Palmer rated it really liked it Apr 27, Ironside rated it liked it Dec 30, Dot rated it liked it Nov 14, Corinne Kirsch rated it it was ok Dec 12, Alex rated it it was amazing Mar 16, Loved all three books.
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Kalie's Journey 3 books. Books by Sandra Saidak. There her life is filled with contented solitude, the joys of motherhood, and even the possibility of love with a merman whose song haunts her dreams. Briah wants to help these magical creatures , but is unwilling to see her son become a pawn in their deadly schemes.
When faced with the choice between sending her child to battle his diabolical father or allowing the roane to be exterminated, Briah insists on finding a third option. Thanks again to Sandra Saidak for her guest post. Have a magical day! Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
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Home About Art Gifts Covers. Feeds: Posts Comments. I searched for more information, but could only find one folktale involving the roane, which I will briefly paraphrase here: A seal trapper lost his knife while attempting to kill a bull-seal. Contact the Author Email Vonnie. In I started my own business, and now I have more control over my schedule, so that really helps.
Six or more hours on the days I set aside. I try to think through the comment objectively to see if there is a legitimate problem or something I can learn. If so, I take instruction from it. Trade paperback, Kindle, Kobo, Nook. But the supply ships from Dondareth have stopped coming, boding ill for the kingdom that banished the colonists.
Now, McFadden and the people of Velant decide their fate. They can remain in their icy prison, removed from the devastation of the outside world, but facing a subsistence-level existence, or they can return to the ruins of the kingdom that they once called home. Either way, destruction lies ahead…. Reprinted from the Broad Pod:.
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