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Although it is not entirely to her liking, grief-stricken Satha, a dark-skinned woman from a poor Theseni clan weds young Loic, the wealthy Doreni son of the king's First Captain. Loic, graced with ability to see into the hearts and minds of others, begins to help Satha overcome her sorrows. Despite coming from different tribes, they begin to forge a life together. But whe ...more
Paperback, 382 pages
Published September 24th 2007 by Juno Books (first published August 15th 2007)
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Carole McDonnell
Nov 05, 2007 Carole McDonnell rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This is my book. I wrote it.
The Urban Book Source
Jun 27, 2012 The Urban Book Source rated it it was amazing
Carole McDonnell’s 2007 novel, Wind Follower, entered into my life on two ironic premises: 1) I never thought I’d have the patience to read Christian fiction, 2) I hadn’t imagined a book of this sort would revive and reinvigorate my latent pessimism that the barren tree would ever again produce sweet fruit. Just when I’d reached the point of surrendering PNR to a lost cause, a point of no redemption, that I no longer believed that the ole great literary plane would ever fly again, I discovered C ...more
Brownbetty
Apr 12, 2008 Brownbetty rated it it was ok
I chose this book from the library on the basis of I liked the cover: a heuristic which has certainly resulted in many books being read that might not have been otherwise. I like that she's naked, but the impression given isn't one of powerlessness, or sexification.

First off, this book is essentially an examination of the effects of colonialism, and how colonialism also promoted the spread of Christianity-- written by a Black, Christian woman. I was completely unaware of this. Once again, my hor
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Satima
Oct 13, 2013 Satima rated it really liked it
This review first appeared in the now-defunct webzine, The Specusphere, in October 2009.

Wind Follower is Carole McDonnell's first novel, but prior to publishing this book, she was already established as a reviewer and essayist. She has also written poetry and devotional pieces, mainly for Christian journals. Her Christian faith has also informed her speculative fiction work, and this is very apparent in Wind Follower.

The story is an adventure-romance, set in a richly imagined world. Boy (Loic) m
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Caprice Hokstad
Dec 31, 2007 Caprice Hokstad rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: ethnic readers
Wind Follower is a ethnic fantasy/folk tale by Carole McDonnell. Much of it "feels" historical, but it's not quite historical and not quite alternate history either. The "spirits" or demons of her world have real power and use it in ways we're not accustomed to in our reality. By the way, her setting is meticulously detailed and superbly executed. Carole did her homework and built a rich world full of a diverse customs and a complex culture. Her setting information is seamlessly woven with the w ...more
Parker Cole
This was the first book I'd read by Carole McDonnell. I loved the cover of the book and admittedly that's what drew me to the book. However, the cover is only one aspect of wonderful detail and it get more beautiful as you poor through the pages. I was particularly drawn the rich detail of the book. The tribal nature of the narrative as a uniqueness to the book. It's as if you're sitting at the feet of the queen and king of the tribe as they relate their story.

More than once I forgot I was readi
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Inda
Jan 10, 2016 Inda rated it it was amazing
I picked up Wind Follower from the bookstore the last time I was able to go on a book binge. The beautiful cover art is just a taste of the awesome storytelling McDonnell offers here. With her protagonist Satha, she offers a type of heroine we don't often get in fantasy: a dark-skinned, fat Black woman fully aware of her how others see her and experiencing vulnerabilities because of those perceptions.

Due to customs, Satha must marry a wealthy heir, Loic, she does not know and doubts has true fee
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Lisa Nevin
Nov 30, 2008 Lisa Nevin rated it it was amazing
Created a wonderful new world - new customs, language, fabulous, but not all that fond of the ending.
Jessica
Jul 11, 2014 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I enjoyed this book so much. The writing is outstanding. It pulls you through the narrative, but is never tired or derivative. I very much liked the main characters, particularly Satha, the heroine. The story does not pull its punches, and there were points when I found the narrative too painful to read and put it aside. This is a tribute to its power; I became fond of the central characters, Loic and Satha, who face some harsh tests in their quest.
The imaginary world, with its four tribes and l
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Cheryl
Jun 16, 2008 Cheryl rated it liked it
Although it is not entirely to her liking, grief-stricken Satha, a dark-skinned woman from a poor Theseni clan weds young Loic, the wealthy Doreni son of the king's First Captain. Loic, graced with ability to see into the hearts and minds of others, begins to help Satha overcome her sorrows. Despite coming from different tribes, they begin to forge a life together. But when Satha's own compassion is used against her and a treacherous enemy contrives to dishonor her in Loic's absence, Loic's love ...more
Sumayyah
May 27, 2012 Sumayyah rated it really liked it
Students and followers of the Abrahamic traditions will find this story, in turns, familiar, disturbing, historical, and prophetic.

Begins as a simple love story between Loic and his chosen bride, Satha, but quickly turns into a theological and racial discussion. 4 tribes fight, make peace, and enslave each other, with 1 tribe believing that they have been called to rule over all. The tribal spirits sow war and confusion amongst the people while The Creator tries, almost in vain, to be heard by
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Mary
Oct 13, 2015 Mary rated it liked it
It was good, really good but I did not like the ending
Derek
Apr 22, 2009 Derek rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, fiction, ethnic
I was interested in this book as an exploration of gender and ethnicity. McDonnell creates an intriguing tribal culture as a backdrop for these issues. The rather blatant Christian metaphors were a bit abrasive for my tastes.
Nicol Maddox
Jan 19, 2011 Nicol Maddox rated it it was amazing
I love this book! Such a great read!
Sheri Fresonke Harper
Apr 22, 2008 Sheri Fresonke Harper rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
See my review at amazon.com
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