The Foretelling

The Foretelling

A Novel

eBook - 2016
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New York Times Bestseller: A lyrical, suspenseful coming-of-age story based on Greek myths of a race of woman warriors living near the Black Sea. Born out of sorrow in an ancient time of blood and war, Rain is a girl marked by destiny. Her mother, Alina, is the proud queen of a tribe of female warriors, yet she refuses to touch or even look at her only daughter. So Rain draws on the strength and knowledge of her Amazon sisters to learn the ways of her people: how to carve spoons out of bones, ride her white horse as fiercely as a demon, and shoot an arrow straight into the heart of an enemy. Determined to win her mother's love and take her rightful place as the next queen, Rain becomes a brave and determined fighter. But the dream of a black horse clouds her future, portending death. As one devastating battle follows the next, Rain hopes for a different life for her tribe beyond never-ending bloodshed. Peace, mercy, and love, however, are forbidden words in her language -- can Rain teach her sisters to speak in a new tongue before it's too late? Inspired by Greek legends and recent archaeological discoveries in Russia and Ukraine, The Foretelling is a breathtaking achievement from the bestselling author of The Dovekeepers.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, [2016]
ISBN: 9781504040075
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hof
Description: 1 online resource (192 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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ABenoit
Jun 17, 2013

Loved rain. Alices talent in writing never ceases.

The author might have been intending this book for girls, but it reads like free style poety. A beautiful 'fable' of a tribe of women fighting battles to survive in a brutal world. Rebellion and cruelty are part of the culture; just because they are a amazon women does not make them perfect or peaceful. It is the story of The daughter- who- will- be-queen, unloved because she is a product of gang rape of her mother but blessed with a compassion for creatures outside of her own tribe. A simple story, beautifuly told and perfect platform for a mother/daughter shared read.

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whiteshadow13 May 02, 2012

Growing up the daughter of an Amazon queen who shuns her, Rain rebels against the ways of her tribe through her sister-like relationship with Io and her feelings for a boy from a tribe of wanderers.

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