Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Let the Drum Speak (Kwani, #3)” as Want to Read:
Let the Drum Speak (Kwani, #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Let the Drum Speak (Kwani #3)

4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  844 ratings  ·  36 reviews
First there was Kwani, the blue-eyed "witch, " whose turbulent, triumphant life was first chronicled in the New York Times best-seller She Who Remembers and continued in Voice of the Eagle. Now comes Antelope's story. Antelope is Kwani's beloved daughter, a worthy successor to her mother's magnificent legacy. Antelope's mate is Chomoc, the son of the legendary Kokopelli. W ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by Signet (first published 1996)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Let the Drum Speak, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Let the Drum Speak

The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. AuelThe Valley of Horses by Jean M. AuelThe Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. AuelThe Plains of Passage by Jean M. AuelThe Shelters of Stone by Jean M. Auel
Best Pre-History Fiction
18th out of 148 books — 240 voters
Two Rivers by Zoe SaadiaAcross the Great Sparkling Water by Zoe SaadiaThe Peacekeeper by Zoe SaadiaThe Great Law of Peace by Zoe SaadiaThe Foreigner by Zoe Saadia
Native American Novels
13th out of 44 books — 64 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 1,415)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
I hate when I discover I've started myself in the middle of a series. I'm going to read it anyway and see if that effects my experience.

Starting with book three didn't have a huge affect on my read but I was not taken by this book. Event and description of time period are interesting, but the characters are not more than lightly engaging. This book did not deserve it's comparison (on the cover) to Auel in any regard beyond it being a prehistorical novel. This book did not inspire me to read any

This is the last of the 3 books of the is awesome! Could not put any of the 3 books down until I had finished the series. If you love the southwest and Native American heritage, this will take you back. These places are still around. Amazing people!!!!
Tammy Hamblen
I loved every one of these books!
The author really has a way of drawing you into the story and holding a level of suspense that is hard to put down.
Great read!!
This, the last of the series was as good as the others....just hate to see it end. Prehistoric American at it's best.
Let the Drum Speak is the 3rd in Shuler's series about Kwani, She Who Remembers. These are books that need to be read in order as you need the history of the characters and to know how everyone relates to everyone else.

This is the story of Antelope, Kwani's daughter who has traveled far to the East with her mate in search of good trading. They come to a city where a being called the Great Sun rules. And that being wants Antelope and is determined to have her no matter what. But he doesn't want t
Jess Penhallow
I didn't find this book as compelling as the other two in this series. It was much more static in terms of both location and time frame. I also didn't like what the author did with Chomoc's character and felt that his actions did not reflect his feelings as she described.

Most importantly, it felt really unfinished for a concluding book to a series and i would have enjoyed a few more books exploring the next generation of Skyfeather and the new baby whose name i have forgotten already! Its a sha
Arlene Shulman/Lichtman
I enjoyed all three books in this series. This last one was different from the others because it mostly took place at a different pueblo. At times, I found it annoying because I wanted to be back in the "home" location with kinder and more humane people. The story did work well and the ending was not disappointing.
Nora Peevy
The final book doesn't have as strong a female lead as Kwani and I feel the plot drags in a few places and then the ending is rushed. It's still a good story, but I prefer the first two books.
Let the Drum Speak is historical fiction about the first people of the Americas. This is the second in a series of stand alone books about She Who Remembers, a shaman from a particular clan in the midwest of North America. In this book, her mate goes to the city of the Great Sun to trade. He leaves with the Queen of the northern city, leaving She Who Remembers stranded in the City of the Great Sun, fighting off the advances of the Great Sun, and trying to prove that she is not a witch. This book ...more
Lauren Dukes
Great trilogy

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this trilogy. I wish there were more books in it so it wouldn't be over. I highly recommend.
Christine Jo
Kinda sad it's the last book. But seriously awesome! ^^ unforgettable!
May 11, 2014 Kim added it
Love these stories, sad that it had to end here. Awesome author!
Great series.
I was not aware that this book was part of a series, and that it was not the first book in the series. It was not to hard to pick up what happened in the other books. I did feel that I missed something though. The only reason I got this book was because it was in the discard pile at the library and looked interesting. I don't think I would go back and read the two that came before this though.
Excellent read and a nice finish to the trilogy.
Possessed with the same mystical powers as her mother, a young woman follows her wandering mate to a fabled city in the prehistoric Southwest. But here her beauty attracts the attention of the city's supreme ruler--a man who will become her greatest enemy. Far from her homeland, she must now struggle for her own survival and that of her only child.
Nana Kitteh
While we written, I didn't care for the third book in this series. Kwani is gone to Sipapu and the main character is the Great Sun, a spoiled child of a man who holds the power of life and death over the people in his city, including travelers Chomoc, Antelope and their baby daughter. Maybe I'll finish it someday.
Shelley Upchurch
What can I say. Linda Lay Shuler is one of the best authors there ever was, she catches one's mind and just won't let go. wish there were more books. I felt this way with Auel's books as well, just wanted them to go on and on.
Trish Fehrt
loved the entire series....couldn't put the books down. I got swept away by the characters, traditions/customs, action, heartache, and historical value of a forgotten time. I didn't want it to end!
good read second time through. it's been at least 5 years or more since I read it the first time. liked the premise of the story including real places that ruins can be found of.
Loved the whole series, wish there was more!
Kaye Carter
This story was set at the Spiro Mounds just a few miles from where I live! I love this author and her stories about the early Indians.
 Barb Bailey
Third in a series of 3 Shuler books re earliest American Indians. 3rd best of the 3 but still good.Recommened whole series to friends.
Antelope's story. She travels with Chomac, he leaves her, she sees a vision that tells her to return to her home.
An enjoyable ending to the series, I kind of wish there was another book or two to follow it though!
Not as good as the first two in this sequence, but it was still a fun read in its own way.
Mary Pringle
This series is one of the best I've ever read.
I wish Ms. Shuler would write some more.
Ronda Jones
Wish the author would write more. I have read all that I can find.
Read the danish - Lad trommen tale, quite good
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 47 48 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Brother Wind
  • The Sacred Stones (The First Americans, #5)
  • People of the Nightland (North America's Forgotten Past, #14)
  • The Year the Horses Came
  • The Reindeer Hunters (Reindeer Hunters, #3)
  • People of the Owl (North America's Forgotten Past, #11)

Other Books in the Series

Kwani (3 books)
  • She Who Remembers (Kwani, #1)
  • Voice of the Eagle (Kwani, #2)
She Who Remembers (Kwani, #1) Voice of the Eagle (Kwani, #2) Kwani l'eletta De roep van de Adelaar

Share This Book

“The drumbeat in your blood is the voice of your ancestors. Let the drum speak.” 0 likes
“The future is only the past Entered again by a different gate. —Sir Arthur Wing Pinero” 0 likes
More quotes…