The Foretelling

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0316010189
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A Moving Mythological Story
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The Foretelling is a beautiful new story by Alice Hoffman based on the Amazonians. Rain is the daughter of the Amazonian leader and the next in line to lead the tribe of warrior women, but she is different and marked by the shame of the circumstances of her birth her mother was attacked by 50 men. Rain is known as a girl of power, a girl stronger than 50 men, a girl of destiny.

But is her destiny to lead her people in the same type of life her mother lead them in? Or can she see a path of peace instead of war?

This is really a beautiful and dramatic story. Told in Rain's voice, every word is moving and will touch you like few stories do (or can). Almost dream-like in execution, the book is just a wonderful little thing. I very much enjoyed this one.

I recommend this book for readers aged 12 and up (even though the circumstances of Rain's birth are rough, they are dealt with gently and not really dwelt upon) and any lovers of mythology. This book will take your breath away.
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The Foretelling is a tale of an ancient tribe of women warriors from the Amazon, who dominate their land by mastering the art of horseback riding. The main character is destined to be the leader of this tribe, and the story follows her emotional stuggles as she decides whether or not she is ready for this position.

A somewhat distant story that is a little hard to connect to but all the same is a very interesting read about a culture dominated by women.
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