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Calling the Gods

3.27  ·  Rating details ·  33 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Thrown hard on the bottom boards, I stared up at distorted mouths, faces so red I could feel their heat. They stank of rage and of something else; several frothed at the mouth; their howls drowned the clatter and shriek of gulls swerving and tilting above the mast ...Banishment is the cruellest punishment, and one of the people driving out Selene is the person she loves. C ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 7th 2011 by HarperCollins New Zealand (first published January 1st 2011)
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Kathleen Dixon
This is probably the first book I've read by Jack Lasenby, and I'm an instant fan.

This book begins with a scene of rage as the narrator is thrown into a boat and banished from her village. She is the Selene, the person who calls the gods each year so they can get enough whale meat and oil to supply themselves and to trade. The world is one of simple barter, though we realise gradually that this world is in our future long after something has caused technology to have failed. The Selene must try
Feb 17, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was awesome to begin with - I believed it would have potential, but I was very disappointed. First of all, we already spent the first 100 pages angsting about our protagonist's loss (she's called Selene), which I thought is a waste of pages, but there's still 200 more pages, so I read on (hoping there would be pirates - guilty). I couldn't help being bored somewhere between the book because little significant events are going on. And the final plot arc only occurred close to the end, which wa ...more
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i love Jack Lasenby's weird ass
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Jack Lasenby is an editor and writer of children's books. He is from New Zealand. From 1969 to 1975, Lasenby edited the School Journal, which had previously been edited by the poets James K. Baxter, Alistair Campbell, and Louis Johnson. His work with School Journal brought him into close contact with leading authors and illustrators of children's books. Lasenby has been honored many times, receivi ...more
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