Deserted by her itinerant husband while giving birth to their first child on a treacherous journey, Kwani returns to the Cicuye village as the mate of Tolonqua, an esteemed hunting chief. Kwani is "She Who Remembers," venerated for her mystical visions and powers, charged with a mission to hand down Indian folklore to young women who will immortalize the ancient customs and beliefs. In this sequel to She Who Remembers ( LJ 2/15/88), Shuler once again crafts a finespun epic saga of Indian tribal rituals in the American Southwest during the late 13th century. Although a bit lengthy, this well-researched novel (complete with bibliography) balances the gusto of buffalo hunts and horrific tribal attacks with romantic interludes and warm vignettes of family life.
Enjoyed the 1st 2 more....
Will miss the characters!!
The books from this series were even better than the ones by Jean Auel....
If you like Indian stories this one is great.
A great read about Amerca's prehistory.
The epic story of a world before Columbus - and a woman bound by a sacred legacy that will live for all time...
She is call Antelope, the daughter of Kwani - She Who Remembers. Possessed of the same mystical powers that made her mother beloved and feared, Antelope takes her infant daughter and follows her wandering mate to the fabled city of the Great Sun. Here, her beauty arouses the lust of the city's supreme ruler - a man who will become her most terrible enemy. And here, in a place of primitive splendor and savage human sacrifice, far from her people and torn from the man she loves, Antelop must struggle for her survival...and to keep her child safe at all costs.
A magnificent sweeping saga of America's long-ago past, Let the Drum Speak is Linda Lay Shuler's greatest triumph. Set in the prehistoric Southwest, it is the story of an extraordinary woman of rare vision and courage who embodies an unforgettable time in all its ageless glory.
This is an excellent book. I enjoyed learning what travel and childbirth would be like in pre-Columbian times for the native Americans. Trying to reconstruct what a human life was like based on archeology made for more gripping fiction than the formula based romance novels.