April 21, 2014 Swan Creates 1 Comments

This book was my next stop on my "Try something new" angle that I just made up.  I have to say that up to now I was enjoying trying new things and then I read this book.  I'm not saying it was bad, but it needs some improvement if it wants to be great.  (In my opinion)

Swift Hawk was just ten years old when the medicine man of his clan told him that his people are not part of the living but neither are they part of the dead.  So what I understood from this is that they are somewhere in limbo, waiting for a chance to be free.

Swift Hawk was told that he had to go into the world of the living to right the wrong that his people did unto the world, and then, and only then can his people be free.  But how was he to do this?  A vision of an angel was sent to him, and when he set out to find the angel, she was not exactly what he was expecting.

Angelia Honeywell is on the run from the law with her brother Julian, whilst their father negotiate for their charges to be dropped.  

They were hiding out in a small town when her brother came up with an idea.  He signed up to be a scout for a wagon train.  It would have been a good idea, if he knew anything about scouting that is;  and no argument that Angelia made was going to change his mind.

After her unfortunate talk with her brother, Angelia ran into Swift Hawk where after some discussion, Angelia asked Swift Hawk to teach her brother how to scout in exchange for knowledge.

After meeting the Angel in his vision, Swift Hawk cannot see how she can help him to break the curse on his people when she was to imperfect in every way.  

Can Swift Hawk overcome the differences between how both he and Angelia were raised? Or would the curse befall his people forever and for him to be left forever in the world of the living knowing that he had failed them.

This book was such a good idea but it was slow.  It took me two weeks to read this book,  TWO WEEKS. I do not take that long to read a book, not even Harry Potter and those books are thick.  

I have read books about Indian tribes and I know that they tell incredible stories that makes you want to sit down and listen forever, but when the stories were told in this book, I was bored.  The thunderer was a wonderful idea, I loved that, but the way in which it was written had me wanting it to be over.

Karen Kay has a wonderful knowledge of the Indian people and how they were treated and how spiritually developed they are.  Her writing type is not to my tastes, but her ideas are.  Even though I wanted to put down the book and start a next one, I'm glad I stuck it out and read it all the way to the end.