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Ashana

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It is the 1790s, and the old ways of Alayeksa are perishing, crushed by a collision of cultures. Russian fur traders are claiming the rich Alaskan wilderness for imperial Russia, and forcing the proud Native Americans into slavery.

Beautiful Ashana, torn from her young husband to be the mistress and servant of the captain of the invaders, turns for help to the ancient spiri
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Mass Market Paperback, 414 pages
Published October 13th 1991 by Ballantine Books (first published August 29th 1990)
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Amanda
Nov 29, 2010 Amanda rated it liked it
Brilliantly detailed and filled in with fantastic Alaskan wilderness descriptions, but terribly depressing! The plight of the Native Americans in Alaska was wonderfully rendered with great emphasis on the evils of the Western Europeans who took over and settled there. Unfortunately, there was not much positive imagery for the Colonists and the telling is very one sided. Truthfully good story telling, I just would have looked for something a bit more positive and uplifting in the end or at least ...more
Shasha
Apr 05, 2016 Shasha rated it did not like it
My review does not reflect badly on the writing.

Rather, my rating is how I felt reading this book and how I felt afterwards. There is so much graphic rape and other abuse that I can only recommend this book to those need to know how badly the natives were treated.

The heroine does make the best of a bad situation but to me it wasn't enough.

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Nov 13, 2010 Kari rated it it was amazing
It touched me.
Reading this kept me on my seat. I felt extreme feeling about the people and what happened. This book tore at my heart. Extremely well written, and incredible pace.
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