My Sister the Moon
Gray Bird wanted only sons. His daughter, Kiin, would have been killed at birth to make way for a male heir if not for the tribal chief, Kayugh, who claimed the infant as a future wife for one of his two young sons. Sixteen years later, Kiin is caught between the two brothers: on ...more
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― Sue Harrison, My Sister the Moon
I enjoyed this Native American tale about Kiin, told during PreHistoric times. It is apparently part of a series although I did not know that when I started reading it.
The book is painful at times. Her story is not a happy one. In fact, this is one of those books where the bad things just keep piling on. I loved reading about ...more
My Sister the Moon is an adventurous story filled with heartbreak, adventure and triumph. It tells t ...more
I suggest this book strongly to anyone that enjoys this type of novel.
I just read My Sister the Moon for the second time in 25 years. I didn't remember the details of the story so I enjoyed the book as if it were a first-time read. The 2nd book in the Ivory Carver Series isn't as quick a read as Mother Earth Father Sky but the story is engaging and the characters are well developed. The landscape of the ancient Alaskan Aleutian Chain is almost a character itself. The reason I can't love this book is because of the extreme heartache and sadness surrounding the main charac...more
I can't say I was very happy with the ending of the story or some of the choices made by the characters, but the story is reflective of a different time and customs.
I'll continue onward to the last book in the series.
You may wish the book ended a few chapters earlier than it does, but that's what the third book is for, right?
This time it focuses on Kiin, who is only named part of the way into the book because she is so despised by her father. Instead of being left for dead as an infant, the leader of the tribe decided to betroth his son to her and thus force her father to l ...more
Maybe life in those days was pretty much depressing, yet we see in other characters some reasonable sense of happiness, some balance between tragedy and fulfillment.
But to be a Harrison protagonist seems to equate to a life as a series of tragedies. I just want yell, "Oh come on, give the girl a break !"
Interesting plots, great c ...more
The crossover between the different third person POV's was done so seamlessly, I rarely noticed it happened. And each character ...more
of ice millenia past, her destiny is tied to the brave sons of orphaned chagak and her chieftain mate kayugh -- one to whom, kiin is promised, the,other
for whom she yearns But the evil that her own family spawned drags the tormented young woman far from her people -- where savage cruelties, love and fate
will strengthen and chang ...more
The writing is excellent and the characters believable. It's a captivating, sometimes stark description of a life led in a different time, where the culture is different and thus the way of thinking...
This reminds me of the "Clan of the cavebear" series, except that this is well written. And where "clan of the cavebear" is set in the ice age's fertile plains of central europe, this book, and the rest of the series, is in one of the earths harshest climates.. the ...more
Brother Wind 3rd book of the Ivory Carver Trilogy does close the story in a lovely way. I like Sue Harrison's writing style very much,I say she's a true storyteller of the best kind.
I wish there were going to be more novels like this from her but she is moved into a different avenue ...more
This book started out really slow for me and I almost discontinued reading. Especially because of the characters` names and the (for me) seemingly repetitive descriptions of what the characters do during their days: fishing, hunting, collecting food, weaving....repeat.
But then I decided to go on reading and finished it, with the last 1/3 of the book being really exciting and moving. - Im thinking ...more