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The Foretelling of Georgie Spider

(The Tribe #3)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  254 ratings  ·  70 reviews
A storm was stretching out across futures to swallow everything in nothing, and it was growing larger, which meant it was getting nearer... Georgie Spider has foretold the end of the world, and the only one who can stop it is Ashala Wolf. But Georgie has also foreseen Ashala's death. As the world shifts around the Tribe, Ashala fights to protect those she loves from old en ...more
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Published August 1st 2015 by Walker Books Australia
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Karen may 9 2017, I don't see it available in kindle, only hardback so far…moremay 9 2017, I don't see it available in kindle, only hardback so far(less)
Cassandra In the author's afterword, she says "when I came to write this book I realised it was a trilogy, and as the story developed I understood why I'd initi…moreIn the author's afterword, she says "when I came to write this book I realised it was a trilogy, and as the story developed I understood why I'd initially thought this last book was two instead of one. This final story is told in two voices, and that is only the beginning of its dualities, which readers can discover as they like. To me, one of the most interesting parallels is that between Hoffman and Ashala, the heroes of the old world and the new."

Hope that helps! I thought that the series was fine in three books, this last one didn't feel rushed or anything.(less)

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Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-read
This was probably my favourite of the three books. This is likely because after reading the two previous books I'm invested in the characters and had a certain level of expectation going in, which was happily met.

One of my favourite things about this series is the take away message that the world can be made better through caring. So much can be achieved when people let go of their fear.
Though a darker book than the previous two, this installment was still enjoyable. This book, we spend time with Georgie, as she discovers that Ash is in terrible trouble, and enlists various Tribe members to avert Ash's fate.
I really liked how over this series we've seen Ash, Ember and Georgie and how they are the centre of The Tribe. Their bond is unshakeable, and is what helps keep The Tribe together and strong. Each brings a different perspective on situations, and this time around, the situa
Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
Dec 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Tribe series has been an incredibly journey. Engaging, enthralling and so incredibly unique. It follows the story of three girls, Ashala, Ember and now Georgie. All three girls hold the unique ability to see into the past, the present and future, using their insight to guide not only The Tribe but for humanity. Woven throughout the series is the beautiful and mesmerising history of the Aboriginal Dreaming, passing on important knowledge, cultural value
What a great end to this amazing series. This series has made such an important and positive impact on my life and my feeling of connection with the world around me. The characters are strong and brave and the story is heartbreaking and gut-wrenching while also being full of inspiration and hope. Ashala is a girl, a teenage girl but she is also everything. She holds this story together, connecting all of the pieces until everything is interwoven. She is the rock that holds Ember and Georgie toge ...more
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Georgie Spider sees the future. More accurately, she sees multiple possible futures depending on choices branching from every action. When nearly all of the futures she sees show the death of Ashala Wolf and corresponding doom for the world, Georgie has to enlist help from specific people who will need to make just the right choices at the right times for Ashala to be saved. A particularly diffifcult problem when Ashala is all about being the one to save others.

Moving onto Georgie Spider's book
Christine Bongers
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: aussie-ya
Deeply satisfying conclusion to a terrific Aussie dystopian series.
I loved this a lot. Very satisfying conclusion to the trilogy.

My review is now at Reading Time.
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
that was incredibly intense and also incredibly satisfying *clutches face*
Jess (Clockwork Chapters)
Actual rating: 3.5 stars

This book was on par with the last two for me; nothing particularly wrong with it, it just didn't blow me away or excite me as much as it could have. Just a good, solid read. My favourite thing about this trilogy has been the strong friendship between Ashala, Ember and Georgie. I'll never get enough of strong female friendships in YA. I love the idea of one of them looking forward to the future, one looking to the past, and the third keeping watch of the present; their co
May 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kwaymullina really sticks the landing in the final instalment of the Tribe series. Once again themed around a key character's power set, Georgie's power of seeing into futures - effectively seeing consequences - provides a structure for a tightly paced, tense built up of threat and opportunity. It is the utopian aspects of this series which grab me - we need more writers willing to imagine us into better, not just warn us off worse. ...more
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
‘The Foretelling Of Georgie Spider’ is the third and final instalment in Ambelin Kwaymullina epic YA Aussie dystopian series, ‘The Tribe’.

I have been both dreading and anticipating this book, probably since I first read ‘The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf’ way back in 2012 (OMG!). Because I both didn’t want the series to end, and I also needed to know what happens next … this is the conundrum of any series’ conclusion.

And now I’m on the other side, having closed the final chapter on ‘The Tribe’
First sentence: I floated, adrift in my own consciousness. All alone in the peaceful dark. Except I wasn't really alone and I wasn't in the dark. Or my body wasn't.

What you should know about the series:

This is the third book in Ambelin Kwaymullina's Tribe series. The first two books are The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf and The Disappearance of Ember Crow. It is absolutely essential that you read the books in order.

It is YA speculative fiction. I'd say somewhere between dystopian and post-apocaly
Indigenous spec fic trilogy FTW!
Dec 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: borrowed, aussie-ya
I have adored this series from the very start and The Foretelling Of Georgie Spider did not disappoint. From the beginning Ashala has only wanted to protect her Tribe, give people with abilities the freedom they deserve, and bring Balance to the world. She has faced much opposition and her greatest enemy, Neville Rose, has returned, and not only is her Tribe in danger, but the whole world.

Ashala will fight with everything that she is for her Tribe, for freedom, for balance. Even if that means sh
I've really enjoyed this series. It's such a unique, fresh version of a dystopian story, heavily influenced by Indigenous culture and society. The Tribe have a very strong connection to country, with each kid having a connection to a particular animal. It was fascinating to read the author's note at the back saying that the restrictions placed on those with powers in the series are modelled on Australian government regulations for Aboriginal Australians, particularly in Western Australia.

This w
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
A satisfying conclusion to the series, but not quite as strong a novel by itself as the previous two in the series were. Georgie was never as strongly present as Ashala and Ember were in their stories, and the structure didn't really offer the big reveals. (Or rather, the big reveals were all character deaths, and we knew some deaths were coming, and once they're on the table like that, that roulette wheel isn't something I find particularly compelling.)

But I'm rounding it back up to the overall
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this series so much. One thing I haven't made nearly a big enough deal about in my comments on the first two books is how wonderfully vivid the animal characters are, right down to their names and naming systems. ...more
Apr 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solid ending to the trilogy.
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I think this is a series that everyone should read. Very good. Many feels. Much sad. Very satisfaction. 😭😱😍
Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Disclaimer: This review may contain spoilers for previous books.

The Foretelling of Georgie Spider is the final book in Ambelin Kwaymullina's series The Tribe. It picks up a short time after The Disappearance of Ember Crow. Ember and the Tribe are safe for now but her brother is still waiting to destroy them. He is aided by the sadistic former government official Neville Rose, who has a vendetta against Ashala Wolf, leader of the Tribe. The future is looking uncertain to seer Georgie Spider as sh
The Tribe trilogy has to be one of the best Young Adult fantasy series I've read in a long time - beginning with The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf and then The Disappearance of Ember Crow , the trilogy is fresh and original, very well-written and peopled with characters I quickly came to love and care for. Not only that, but it interweaves Aboriginal culture and philosophy to present a less westernised view of the world, and as flawed and tragic as this post-apocalyptic world is, I actuall ...more
Ju Transcendancing

I went straight onto the third book from reading the second and I’m so glad I was able to do this because I don’t know how I’d have waited for the stunning conclusion to this series! Wow. I loved this book, I loved this series, I hope that it is being read and loved by so many people across Australia and the world because it’s well deserved. I have fallen in love with Ambelin Kwaymullina’s writing style – I don’t think I’ve had a writer crush develop this quickly since I came late to Juliet Mari
Emily Wrayburn
Review originally posted on A Keyboard and an Open Mind 13 October 2017:

I really wish I could tell you why I wasn’t more into this series. It ticked all the right boxes. Interesting premise, well-developed characters and tight plot, and yet I was never invested. I actually probably found this to be the case with this third instalment most of all.

While Ashala was still a strong narrative voice, I didn’t really connect with Georgie Spider, which made it difficult reading her POV. I liked the theme
Emily Mead
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dystopian
Though I thought this was BETTER than the two previous installments, overall I'm sadly not a fan of the series :( It just doesn't mesh well with me!


With THE FORETELLING OF GEORGIE SPIDER, I finally felt like I was understanding this series.

Yep, it took me three books, but it felt a lot clearer and less…clouded, this time around. You’ve got plot points like freeing a detention centre, so this multi-layered dystopian focuses on SO many things you wouldn’t
Amy Bradley
Jun 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The final book of The Tribe trilogy is amazing. Told in two voices (Ahala and Georgie's memories given to Ashala), it is a moving, emotional and heart-wrenching in many ways. As the author notes at the end of the book, while this is framed within a sci-fi/fantasy dystopian context, it mirrors the real world, past and present. Hate and fear are all too real, as is the over-consumption and misuse of natural resources. If only we had the ability like Ashala to dream compassion and the sense of conn ...more
Oct 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Once I read the previous two books in the series, I had to read the third book to find out what happened. I think it is really clever of Ambelin Kwaymullina to have a different strong character (and female too!) to lead it each story in the series. I have to say that this one was my favourite of the series - partly because it ties up a lot of loose ends, but also because this character was wonderfully engaging to understand and get to know through the book.
Probably in some ways she has the most
Miz Lizzie
In a very satisfying conclusion to The Tribe series, the narration shifts between Georgie and Ashala as they each try in their own way to save the world from ending. Though there is still plenty of action, my favorite part of the series is the philosophy and indigenous worldview and there is more of that in this last installment. Bucking the trend, this series which the author originally conceived as a four-book series is well wrapped up in three books without unnecessarily dragging it out. The ...more
Lisa Dowdall
Aug 20, 2015 rated it liked it
A worthwhile conclusion to the series with a gripping climax. I love the conceptual framework of the series, the worldviews at the heart of it, the futures it extrapolates from there. I think it's an important intervention in YA dystopias, not only in terms of the diversity of its characters and the landscapes, but also for its optimism and its emphasis on the now as the time of change. I just wanted to go a little more in-depth with character relationships and dynamics. Loved Starbeauty's and W ...more
Isabella Holmes
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This novel is the third in the Tribe series. I was super excited to read this book as I couldn't wait to find out how the story would end. I loved how this book was significantly different to the other two. This was by telling the story through both Ashala's and Georgie's points of view. This meant there was a lot more depth and anticipation in the story line. I really hope that Ambelin Kwaymullina writes another book, because I'm not all that pleased with how it finished. It felt rushed and I t ...more
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A storm was stretching out across futures to swallow everything in nothing, and it was growing larger, which meant it was getting nearer... Georgie Spider has foretold the end of the world, and the only one who can stop it is Ashala Wolf. But Georgie has also foreseen Ashala's death. As the world shifts around the Tribe, Ashala fights to protect those she loves from old enemies and new threats. And Georgie fights to save Ashala. Georgie Spider can see the future. But can she change it? ...more
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Ambelin Kwaymullina belongs to the Palyku people of the eastern Pilbara region of Western Australia. She is a writer, illustrator and law academic who works across a range of genres including YA, science fiction, verse and non-fiction.

Other books in the series

The Tribe (3 books)
  • The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf (The Tribe #1)
  • The Disappearance of Ember Crow (The Tribe #2)

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“I petted his ears, my dog who'd preserved my chances to save the world. He'd activated my ability in the moment when I could dream a dream for everybody, and now enough of the world was trying to live the dream that there wouldn't be a blizzard of disconnection. People wouldn't become blind to other people's existences, or deaf to their voices, or cold and indifferent to their pain.” 0 likes
“Everything connects, Grandpa had told me once, but not everyone hear's those connections.
I could sense the fragmentation, the disconnection from others and from the earth. I knew every variety of it. The twisted viciousness of Neville, and Terence. The indifference of the Citizens who never spoke out about the Accords because they didn't think our suffering was theirs. The minions, who'd hated themselves so much they'd been willing to do anything to anybody to be part of the world that rejected them.”
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