- File Size: 1057 KB
- Print Length: 238 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Aurorawolf Books (January 24, 2013)
- Publication Date: January 24, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004C44MKY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,147,098 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"Booksellers, librarians and readers are always saying they're lookingfor something original to read. Well, they need look no further than Drum Dance, a refreshing YA novel with an accomplished voice and a strong sense of place." ~ Lauren Baratz-Logsted, author of The Twin's Daughter
From the Author
An avid fan of Arctic stories, I wanted to explore the Hudson's Bay fur-trading posts in the Central Arctic, and learned there's very little information available for that time period. My contact at the Hudson's Bay Company (in Canada) located a few old, hand-written ship- and trading-post logs and bills of laden, as well as the name of the supply ship that serviced Gjoa Haven in the late 1930s.
My extensive research and the writing of Drum Dance was truly a labor of love with a strange feeling of magic. I know I wasn't there, yet somehow I was....
I hope readers enjoy David's story about his two years at a fur-trading post. While this isn't a true sequel to Spirit Lights, people who have read that book are going to get a huge surprise about halfway into this one, because it clears up an issue left hanging in the other book.
With climate change now altering the face of the Arctic--not to mention making life more difficult for the Inuits in their homeland--I feel it's important to preserve this information for future generations.
*Drum Dance was a "2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards" Quarter-Finalist.
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But when David arrived, it was to find his father was not the man he remembered. Abusive and a drunk – his moods would swing from affectionate and helpful, to abusive and violent in a matter of moments. David regretted his decision and hated the intense and relentless cold; he decided though to make the best of his promise to remain for two years. The beauty of the young Inuit women, especially Nipesha frustrated him, especially as his father had told him to stay away from them. And he was also to have nothing to do with the local shaman Naigo – which proved to be nigh on impossible. But he did find some fascination with the Eskimo tradition of celebrating the arrival of the sun - the shaman would beat the drum in the fabled drum dance, while telling stories to his people.
But could David continue with the intolerable situation? The Arctic seldom gave any person a second chance…
Young Adult novel Drum Dance by Bonnie Turner has an intriguing plot; not at all like anything I’ve read before. Though this is book 3 in the series, and I haven't read the previous two, I thoroughly enjoyed the story of David’s growth from boyhood, and felt for him during his struggles. I have no hesitation in recommending Drum Dance to fans of the genre.
This is basically a character and culture study, and as such it excels. The pacing, however, is laborious and it takes quite a while for the plot to advance. I felt at some points the story stalled and much of the reading was repetitious in nature. The final quarter of the book picks up a good deal and the pacing advances rapidly.
Not quite what I expected, but an interesting read for those who like a book with in-depth character study.
I missed Books 1 and 2 - I hope I can read those also. Looking forward to Book 4 Pamela
This is a good book for older teens and young adults, to see how different there lives are,and how good they have it now. Also for anyone older who wants to know more about the Arctic life and remember different times.