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Fox weaves a colorful tale of ancient Cherokee legends, magic, and the beings known as the Immortals, the creators of the world. Years after the events of 2009's Zadayi Red, Shonan is chief of his people and refuses to allow his family to use magic, which he blames for a great loss. But his son, Aku, inherited his mother's shape-shifting ability and longs to use it. Just as he begins to learn his power, he encounters a violent tribe called the Brown Leaf People and is forced on a quest to the Darkening Land, the underworld, to save his sister and father with the help of his great-grandmother and unusual companions. Readers who like plenty of introspection to accompany their spell casting will enjoy this exploration of Cherokee lore combined with a classic coming-of-age narrative. (Mar.)
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CALEB FOX came from a part of Arkansas that was originally Indian Territory.  When he was a teenager, his aunts revealed to him that the family was part Cherokee, or in their words, "redneck on one side of the mountain, redskin on the other."

After graduating college, he went to the archives of the Cherokee nation, researched his ancestors, and looked up some of his relatives. One family told him mythic Cherokee and Lakota stories he'd missed out on as a child, introduced him to ceremonies, and put his feet on the red road.

Fox lives in Indian Country. Zadayi Red was his first book.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (March 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765319934
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765319937
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.2 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,723,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Irishbooklady on February 17, 2012
Format: Hardcover
It is difficult to say which is best - the silky superb writing or a time-tested story theme developed on a fascinating level. Read it and decide for yourself. This is one of those books I'm glad I read. It's a part of me now.
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This is the best book I've read this year. The world is the magic and mysticism of prehistoric Native Americans. The story is coming of age: A teenager must stand up to his father, claim the "magical" powers he was born with, including shape-shifting, and through these acts of courage save his father and his people. Every page soars with imagination, and the writing is gorgeous.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on March 7, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Galayi Tribal War Chief Shonan has banned the use of magic especially by his family ever since the events that shook him and his tribe several years ago (see Zadayi Red). Although he honors the Gods and knows his wife Meli has the power of shapeshifting and her grandmother is a seer who lately seems to talk to herself or some spirit no one else sees, he prefers earthly pragmatism over the mystical. Their oldest children are twin twelve years old, Aku and Salya. A male Aku has the maternal paranormal skill of shapeshifting that he yearns to use, but fears disobeying his father while his female twin ironically cannot.

Unable to resist Aku practices shifting by himself. However, as he begins to become proficient, the Brown Leaf People violently attack the Galayi's five villages. Shonan and Salya are dispatched to the underworld Darkening Land while his sibling's body is owned by a monster. There only hope to return to the living is Aku; who must find himself if he is to save his family members.

This is a superb coming of age Cherokee quest fantasy that grips the reader the moment the Brown Leaf tribe attacks. The story line focuses on the young hero whose reflective doubts are his biggest impediments to saving his twin and their father. Fans preferring some action intermingled with major moments of meditative pensiveness will enjoy Aku's journey into his mind, heart and soul as he traverses the Shadows in the Cave of the Darkening Land.

Harriet Klausner
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