White Sky (In the Shadow of the She-Wolf, Volume One)

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A viral Kindle White Sky (In the Shadow of the She-Wolf, Volume One) published 2020 In a forgotten village on the windswept tundra of a small planetary colony, a young man called Jem is the only Sanndai He knows nothing of his own people but the stories told by the Torvik villagers stories of how the Sanndai came from the sky, bringing weapons that made people disappear, and banished the Torviks to this harsh land Now that Jem is grown, the elderly midIn a forgotten village on the windswept tundra of a small planetary colony, a young man called Jem is the only Sanndai He knows nothing of his own people but the stories told by the Torvik villagers stories of how the Sanndai came from the sky, bringing weapons that made people disappear, and banished the Torviks to this harsh land Now that Jem is grown, the elderly midwife who raised him can no longer protect him Strong willed and defiant, Jem struggles to prove his worth, but he s shunned by most of the villagers A man with mad eyes who seems to know something of Jem s unknown past despises him most of all a brutal man who could kill Jem without remorse If staying alive means leaving, Jem must have the courage to seek a new life outside the only world he has ever known and to face the people he knows only from tales of their arrogance and cruelty.. Popular Ebook White Sky (In the Shadow of the She-Wolf, Volume One) I'm actually half-way through my second read of the ARC, and just as impressed the second time around. This is a coherent, character-based story centering on a young man caught between two worlds. Jemren, 15 when we meet him, is quite literally growing up in the shadow of the she-wolf. His mother was one of the conquering Sanddai, dark-skinned and black-haired. But he is growing up in a Torvik village. With only a couple of exceptions, the villagers hate and fear Jem simply because of his ancestry; the Sanddai have murdered and oppressed many of the Torvik people. As Jem grows to maturity, he learns more about who he is - and who he is not. What he doesn't know the answer to is this: is there any place for him in the world? I admired the strength and simplicity of McGehee's plot, the clarity of her writing, and her emphasis on culture and character. This book was absolutely gripping the first time through, and definitely worth a second reading. Recommended for both teens and adults who enjoy fantasy and science fiction - or historical fiction, for the Torvik, having chosen to eschew technology, use many of the survival techniques of their Sami and Inuit ancestors. Very well done. Warning: this book ends on an awful cliffhanger; it's the first of a trilogy. I'm eager to get my hands on the second volume.

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  1. Lara Campbell McGehee writes social science fiction and fantasy of the kind that is often called literary cross over The authors who have influenced and inspired her the most include Ursula K Le Guin, Gene Wolfe, Vonda N McIntyre, Richard Adams, and, of course, J.R.R Tolkien.A native of Arizona, she s an avid equestrian and passionate about the outdoors, especially the wide open landscapes of the Southwest, and her favorite places often find their way into the otherworldly settings of her stories.Her short fiction has appeared in Straeon and LC 39, and she blogs about the writing craft and about speculative fiction on her website, lcmcgehee.

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  1. I m actually half way through my second read of the ARC, and just as impressed the second time around This is a coherent, character based story centering on a young man caught between two worlds Jemren, 15 when we meet him, is quite literally growing up in the shadow of the she wolf His mother was one of the conquering Sanddai, dark skinned and black haired But he is growing up in a Torvik village With only a couple of exceptions, the villagers hate and fear Jem simply because of his ancestry th [...]


  2. White Sky unfolds gradually, like a classic The story draws you in with the characters, authentic details, and unexpected twists I enjoyed learning how to build a double walled home to keep warm, and how to survive in the frozen north Jem is the likable orphan of a hated, technologically superior race He s an outsider born into an unwelcoming village that follows the old ways Enkara, a midwife, is like a mother to Jem she stands up to those who bully him Jem says that, On the inside, where it re [...]



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