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- Print Length: 249 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1611386640
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- Publisher: Book View Cafe (February 28, 2017)
- Publication Date: February 28, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01NC0B1EF
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However, her bond with Caw, the raven-like Darkbeast who has become as much a part of her life as anything, is too strong and when it comes time to kill him, she rebels. After letting him fly free, she flees he village of Silver Hollow, traveling at night until she catches up with the theater troup that had performed in her village just before her flight. Something in their freedom and skills lit a fire in her and she’s sure that joining them and traveling ever further from her village will be her salvation.
What she finds after the Travelers accept her, is a mix of friendship, scary moments, betrayal and a big surprise at the end of the story. Readers will fall easily into this well-crafted world and find themselves attached to various characters. Caw, Keara’s Darkbeast, comes across as both wise and wry, while Keara is both courageous and at times foolish, not unusual for a girl her age. It’s a fascinating read and leaves one eager to learn what comes next for them. Please note that I received a copy from the author through LibraryThing, but this review is in no way influenced by the gift.
At first I was a bit put off by terms I didn't understand. A society that was foreign to me. Religion I didn't know and wasn't sure about.
The book in some ways reminds me of the Dark ages with the Catholic church. Obey and believe in what we tell you, or else! Well sort of, except they have 12 Gods underneath Patrius, the top God. So more like the Greek Gods.
Once I got into this book I really enjoyed it. At first it was a bit hard to get into because you're trying to learn a whole new terminology. A whole new land, called Duodecia. So its kind of like you don't know whats going on. "Darkbeast", whats a dark beast! Head tax, Primate, Bestius etc. But once you understand a bit the reading is easier.
In this land, a baby of twelve days old is given an animal to be theirs, and a special prayer etc is done to bind the animal to the baby. From then on the child can 'hear' their animal, or darkbeast, as they're called. In Keara's case it is Caw, a raven. The purpose of the dark beast is supposedly to 'take' their misgivings and faults. IE 'Take it to your Darkbeast'. The darkbeast says, " I take your (whatever it is). Forget it, it is mine!". Its a nice sentiment, if it worked!
The child has the darkbeast until they are twelve, at which time they are supposed to have a ceremony to kill the darkbeast and become the equivalent of an adult. They move out of their parents house and into the communal Womans or Mens dorms.
The problem begins when Keara doesn't want to kill Caw, her friend.
All in all i quite enjoyed the book and couldn't put it down!
Let me start by saying that I’m a loyal reader. Before reading this book I would have told you that there are two series about which I would say that I love the story in its entirety – the characters, the plot, the writing, the world that has been created. Those series belong to JD Robb and Anne Bishop. That number is now three.
This begins the story of a girl named Keara who is on the precipice of becoming a woman. Unfortunately, she struggles with the task that society has deemed necessary for her to complete in order to make the transition. I adore her character and the true-to-life manner in which the Klasky her.
Mindy Klasky drew me into a world that had me riding in the traveler’s wagon along with Keara, Vala, and Goran. I turned each page wanting to know what happened next…only to discover that, in the end, the conflict is larger than Keara could ever dream.
I need the next book!
I was provided an advanced reader copy to provide an honest review of this book.