Now in one volume, the sweeping Native American trilogy set at the dawn of human civilization in Alaska, from an international-bestselling author.
Following the lives of three incredible Aleut women in prehistoric Alaska, the Ivory Carver Trilogy has been hailed as “more successful than Clan of the Cave Bear” by the Washington Post Book World and “moving and credible” by the New York Times Book Review. Now, experience all three insightful and touching novels in this one epic volume.
Mother Earth Father Sky: After her tribe is slaughtered, a young woman, Chagak, is left alone to care for her infant brother. With nothing left to lose, she sets out on a dangerous quest for survival—and revenge—among the icy waters, vicious enemies, and frozen tundra of Alaska.
My Sister the Moon: Kiin has been betrothed to the son of the tribal chief since birth, but her heart belongs to his brother. When she is suddenly taken from her people, hardships, love, and chance will change Kiin—and ultimately lead her to a new destiny.
Brother Wind: Finally content with her hard-won life, Kiin is devastated when she’s thrust back into the nightmares of her past. Across the land, Kukutux, the wife of a Whale Hunter, faces starvation and hostility when she finds herself widowed. As their paths converge, the two women must find the strength in their hearts to withstand the cruelties of man, nature, and fate.
Filled with impeccable research and extraordinary characters, the Ivory Carver Trilogy is an unforgettable, must-read saga of family, love, survival, and history.
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A long weaving convoluted tale with a huge cast and lots of anxiety.
Any romantic notions of prehistoric life are stripped naked in this novel. Deceit, cruelty and violence seem to have been the norm in this version of Northwest native life. The story telling is very good but often the angst is drawn out for dramatic effect. Other than the fact of its violent subject matter, my only criticism would be the confusing style of writing which jumps from location to location with no break except a paragraph. Ordinarily this would be a minor task of multitasking for most readers to track multiple plots but the huge number of characters and settings turns it into a major exercise. In addition, I have noticed that books from this publisher are not well checked for proofreading errors. I found three separated instances where characters who had switched identities were referenced by the incorrect name. Sound confusing? It is.
One thing that would have helped a lot would be a more detailed map. It seems that not much effort was spent to show locations of events , origins of different groups or any specific cartography other than a rough adjacency of islands.
I lean a lot of anthropological details from books like this and those of James Michener but compared to the masters this author is only a minor craftsman.