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Shadow Dreaming (The Dreaming #1)

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Shadow Dreaming is a new novel, the first in The Dreaming series by Australian Author Jan Hawkins, explores the contemporary lives of Australian Aboriginal Shaman who live within a family-based Community in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.

This story explores the lives, loves and culture of the characters as they seek a balance of the world in which we all liv
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Paperback, 454 pages
Published February 22nd 2012 by Jan Hawkins (first published 2012)
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Phrynne
May 19, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I had no idea what I was letting myself in for when I picked up this book. Did I expect romance? Yes. A clash of cultures? Yes. A lot of information about the Aboriginal culture? Yes. But swimming with a bunyip? Shape shifting into a dingo? What? There is a very descriptive English word describing amazement not necessarily of the positive kind - gobsmacked. Well this book left me gobsmacked. Sorry.
Paula
Dec 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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R2R (LoP) Shadowing Dreaming

I received a free copy of this book, through LoP, in exchange for a review.

Begins the story of a Australian Aboriginal family, but it is really only part of the story. Enters Ty, a true Shaman and leader, against the backdrop of the modern day city. Outside of his community, he is visiting his brother, who is away for school and manages to find himself waking up to a beautiful girl. Aine, the roommate of Ty's brother, is another young adult, living and going to school
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Margie
Nov 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What I particularly enjoy about Jan Hawkins work is her assimilation with the spiritual and cultural aspects of the land and her people. It's refreshing to read a novel that encompasses the passions that come with such cultural diversity. The author describes well the personal struggles of the main character and how difficult it can be when someone is torn between the social aspects of life and what they are drawn to be within themselves and their culture. I am finding it a very good and interes ...more
Jan Hawkins
Jul 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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This story was with me for many years and I enjoyed the journey of writing it a great deal. I hope my readers will enjoy it as much as I did. Behind the scenes is a lot of cultural research and some wonderful experiences related to the writing of the series.

Join in the ongoing research on a journey of discovery at https://www.facebook.com/authorjanhaw... and your welcome to leave comments etc. You can 'like' the page and stay up-to-date with the research and discoveries.

Jan
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*I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP or Lovers of Paranormal)*

The spiritual culture of the Australian Aborigines was fascinating and I enjoyed delving into it. However, the writing style was hard for me to get into. But it reflected the dream state (or my idea of it, at least) and so is appropriate to the story. So someone more comfortable with that particular free-flowing, disjointed style would probably have an easier time getting into the story.
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Australian Author, Jan Hawkins, was raised in the Australian bush on the outskirts of Sydney on the Georges River. Now residing in Queensland, she spent 20 years in education at secondary level in the IT field. Her love of computers pales in comparison to her love of the Australian bush. She is passionate about the history of her country and a strong desire to discover and experience new places fu ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Dreaming (4 books)
  • Sky Song (The Dreaming Series, #2)
  • Spirits of the Rock (The Dreaming, #3)
  • Caverns of the Dreamtime (The Dreaming, #4)

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“With an incredulous sigh, I found myself still shaking my head. It all seemed so improbable but I knew he was right. That was the most frustrating part of it all. I knew about the bunyip. How many times had I heard the word as a child? I even knew that they liked still water, quiet billabongs. But if I walked into the Rangers office at Central Station and told them they had a bunyip in their lake! Once more I shook my head. They wouldn’t even bother to lock me up. They would probably take the report and then just file it somewhere... like in the bin, like I was a nutter.” 3 likes
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