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World Whisperer

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Seven years ago, Isika’s mother walked out of the desert with three children in tow, leading the priest of the Worker village to marry her and take in her children. In all those years, fourteen-year-old Isika has never been able to fit in as a Worker or live up to her role as the priest's daughter, and worse, she has been helpless against the tragedies that have fallen on ...more
Kindle Edition, 346 pages
Published April 10th 2016 by Small Seed Press
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The Intrepid Fox
Apr 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Searching through my kindle for good books is like trying to find a good rock for my rock collection when I was a kid.

You have the one's that you know aren't going to be in your rock collection (particularly the ones without some glam on the outside, *cough*all these paranormal romance books*cough*), the ones that fool you into being in your rock collection (fools gold! Oh! The humanity! I thought you were going to be unique!), and the ones that catch your eye immediately (the shiny, gli
Stephanie Ferrel
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved, loved, loved this book. (And the entire series so far.) The plot moved at a good pace, but there wasn't a point where I felt like it was artificially advanced. The characters and their development were also fantastic, although I'll admit there were times I questioned how quickly the relationships developed. (The kids are pretty damn trusting given their history.)

When I got to the end, I was delighted to see there were more books in the series, and they were available on Kindle Unlimite
Carissa Norris
Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
In my opinion, the strength in this book is in its characters. They are well formed and well rounded. The younger children in the story are less so, but I believe this is precisely because they are young children. Young children are notoriously similar, so they can be more difficult to make distinct. Even so, I was drawn in by all the characters and stayed for the characters. I absolutely love Isika and Ben and the cast of characters around them enhance their story. I felt Ford captured reality ...more
Christina Morley
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
World Whisperer is the first book in the World Whisperer series by Rachel Devenish Ford. I quickly got whisked away in this new fantasy adventure series that reads like an allegory. It's a coming-of-age story and young adult appropriate, ages 12 and up.

Dark-skinned Isika and her siblings don't belong in the evil Worker Village, but they don't know how to escape the poison walls or where to go with the sea on one side and the desert on the other. Isika, the eldest child, is strong and brave. With
Kim  Gregory
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure what I thought about this story when I started it. There was so much about the goddesses and worshipping them, and I kept wondering when the Christian theme would come in. I jumped to the ending and saw it would get there so I continued on. It wasn't long before I got to that part. I don't understand why the author used the feminine pronouns for the God in her story. If it's a Christian story then the masculine should have been used. I just got an icky feeling from that. But overal ...more
Annie Laurie
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A rich, spellbinding book

A beautiful, soul-warming story of the complexities of love and fear, the challenges and rewards of being of two cultures, and the power of healing and love. The characters are captivating and drew me in, turning digital page after digital page long into the night. It has been a long time since a book has kept my attention so wrapt that I longed to be reading it even when I should be sleeping!
C.A. Knutsen
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
World Whisperer Was Wonderful

An excellent fantasy with well-developed world and magic powers that can be used to combat the actions of evil and heal the damage that has been done. I especially like the gifts and powers that the author chose to give the characters. It made them peaceful warriors and healers.
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was deeper than I expected. But it was GOOD.
Rae created an incredible and tangible world with characters who walked through the words on the pages.
World Whisperer spoke volumes clearly and loudly.
A recommended book and an author to follow and keep an eye on!
Nina Houghton
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
I am entranced by this story. So beautifully and vividly told. I can't stop reading. Hours go by and it seems like only moments. And now I am completely immersed in the second book. But I have to get up early for work tomorrow!!!
Donna Seberry
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
A beautiful story about a young family struggling to find their way in a world that sees them as different and therefore wrong. And finding a world where the truth will mean freedom but is not without it's own dangers
Amy Jones
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Absolutely wonderful fantasy. I haven't read anything from this author that hasn't completely tugged on my heart. This is a book that children and adults alone will love. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such a beautiful fantasy tale of strong young black teenager and her brother as they rebel against the poison killing their village.
Oct 31, 2016 rated it liked it
YA isn't a genre I generally read. This book is well written, but I felt like it was really slow. I did like the fantasy world & characters, but for me everything seemed really drawn out.
Rebecca Rolnick
Aug 28, 2018 rated it liked it
The story is good but the writing quality is not great and there are a number of inconsistencies in the plot and worldbuilding.
Sep 01, 2018 rated it liked it
I definitely liked this book but it was missing something. Full review to come!
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I didn't know what to expect. I like the world building and the writing. Looking forward to the next installment in this series.
Denise Ballentine
Rachael Devenish Ford has created quite an imaginative and complex world with her new young adult novel "World Whisperer." At first I was a little unsure about this, but I was immediately swept into this tale of young Isika and her siblings, and their quest. Wonderful descriptions and an inventive story line held me in its grip to the very end. The main characters are fully realized and believable. Many different themes run through this story, including: forgiveness, acceptance, the definition o ...more
This is a story set in an imaginary world. Isika's mother left the desert seven years earlier. Now Isika is fourteen and her mother is dead. Heartbroken that the evil goddesses would demand the life of her baby brother by sending him out to sea, Isika and her siblings take a boat in an attempt to rescue him. They find themselves in a lovely country that is free from poison. What follows is a beautiful story of healing and redemption.
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-this-book
The vibrant imagery of this story has drawn me in for a second, third and fourth re-read. I love the characters and their distinct voices, as well as the growth each character achieves as the story unfolds. Beautifully written!
Jun 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, fantasy, kindle, ya
Well-done YA fantasy. I'll likely give this one to my kids someday. Simple but beautiful writing, and I like that it's imaginative in plot--not just another take on Narnia or LoTR.
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Rachel Devenish Ford is the wife of one Superstar Husband and the mother of five incredible children. Originally from British Columbia, Canada, she spent six years working with street youth in California before moving to India to help start a meditation center in the Christian tradition. She can be found eating street food or smelling flowers in many cities in Asia. She currently lives in Northern ...more

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