Book Reviews of The Foretelling

The Foretelling
The Foretelling
Author: Alice Hoffman
ISBN-13: 9780316154093
ISBN-10: 0316154091
Publication Date: 9/6/2006
Pages: 192
Edition: Reprint
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
Book Type: Paperback
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This was a wonderful book! It is about a girl, Rain, who is a part of a tribe of women only who are warriors (Amazon-esque). She is trying to figure out who she is and who she wants to be. It was a fast read, but worth it!
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In this intense yet complicated fantasy story, Rain attempts to gain her mother's notice and acceptance by being the best of warriors in their Amazonian tribe. The product of a rape when her mother, Alina, wasn't much more than a child herself, it is hard to gain the Queen's approval. Although Rain knows that she's been raised by Deborah, the wise priestess, to one day be Queen herself, she also pays attention to Deborah's promises of a much grander destiny.

Rain doesn't totally understand the Queen's desire to so thoroughly destroy her enemies, even though her own cousins, Astella and Asteria, are two of the fiercest warriors in the tribe. When Alina takes Penthe as her companion, and Penthe's daughter Io seeks to be Rain's sister, matters become even more complicated. Rain wants nothing more than to ride her horse, Sky, to garner her mother's approval, to earn the place as rightful Queen that will someday come upon her.

On her first journey alone, Rain comes upon a bear cub, which she takes back to camp. She names him Usha, and together with Io the two girls raise the cub as if he were a horse. Although Rain and Io soon discover the mistake of doing so, it's too late--Usha is killed in battle, and Rain still doesn't have the love and acceptance of her mother.

THE FORETELLING is a coming-of-age story set in a fantastical land of the Amazons. Rain is a compelling character who, although she tries so hard to be vicious and fierce like her fellow tribe-members, always leans more towards peace for all men and compassion towards her enemies.

Not to be missed by lovers of fantasy stories!
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"Rain is a girl with a certain destiny, living in an ancient time of blood, raised on mare's milk, nurtured with the strength of a thousand Amazon sisters. A girl of power, stronger than fifty men, she rides her white hourse as fierce as a demon. Buth then there is the foretelling..."
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What if a girl could transforma culture of violence into one of peace?

Rain is a girl with a certain destiny, living in an ancient time of blood, raised on mares milk, nurtured with the strength of a thousand Amazon sisters. A girl of power, stronger than fifty men, she rides her white horse as fierce as a demon.
But then there is a foretelling.
The black horse.

In truth, Rain tastes a different future in her dreams. She is touched by the stirrings of emotions unkown. She begins to see beyond a life of war...and wonders...about mercy and men,hope and love.
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I nread this book in 2 nights correction 3. If you evr wish to hear of the mighty female Amzonian warriors this is the book to read!!!!
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very well written story of the struggle of a girl to change the ways of her people, to accept the unknown. The Fortelling would be a book for any young girl or woman, at the age of 26 I enjoyed it and my daughters loved it too.
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Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

In this intense yet complicated fantasy story, Rain attempts to gain her mother's notice and acceptance by being the best of warriors in their Amazonian tribe. The product of a rape when her mother, Alina, wasn't much more than a child herself, it is hard to gain the Queen's approval. Although Rain knows that she's been raised by Deborah, the wise priestess, to one day be Queen herself, she also pays attention to Deborah's promises of a much grander destiny.

Rain doesn't totally understand the Queen's desire to so thoroughly destroy her enemies, even though her own cousins, Astella and Asteria, are two of the fiercest warriors in the tribe. When Alina takes Penthe as her companion, and Penthe's daughter Io seeks to be Rain's sister, matters become even more complicated. Rain wants nothing more than to ride her horse, Sky, to garner her mother's approval, to earn the place as rightful Queen that will someday come upon her.

On her first journey alone, Rain comes upon a bear cub, which she takes back to camp. She names him Usha, and together with Io the two girls raise the cub as if he were a horse. Although Rain and Io soon discover the mistake of doing so, it's too late--Usha is killed in battle, and Rain still doesn't have the love and acceptance of her mother.

THE FORETELLING is a coming-of-age story set in a fantastical land of the Amazons. Rain is a compelling character who, although she tries so hard to be vicious and fierce like her fellow tribe-members, always leans more towards peace for all men and compassion towards her enemies.

Not to be missed by lovers of fantasy stories!
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A strong story that is written enchantingly. Amazon warriors, Dreams, prophesies, bloody battles, horses, sisters, bee's and bears. How can they change what they have always known?