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Friday, 3 June 2016

Review: The Spirit

The Spirit The Spirit by Harper L. Jameson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow.
I haven't really read anything like this before, and I'm certainly glad I did. This is an amazing debut novel by Harper L. Jameson. It quite honestly took my breath away. It was beautifully written, with detailed descriptions which helped to set the scene and take you on a journey.

I was so captivated by this tale, I very nearly shed a tear or two. I found myself drawn in to each of the characters, feeling their emotions alongside them. The pain and suffering, the joy, the need...

I look forward to reading more from this author.

Synopsis
Before the white man settled the Appalachians, he stood over the people of the Tribe, providing all they needed to flourish in the shadow of the mountains.
The many tribes have given him many different names. Wakan Tanko. Maheo. To the people that first hunted the corner of Appalachia known to later generations as Wright’s Holler, he was Weshemoneto, the Great Spirit.
To Anna Madeline Wright, he would simply be Wes.
Born in the holler that bore her name, “Annie” Wright came from people that had learned to live on the land, people who believed in the magic saturating the woods around them. People who knew how to survive.
Circumstance of birth gave her power. Her skills gave her respect. Her magic gave them hope. In a town not yet influenced by the progress of the industrial revolution, Annie was a pauwau. A witch.
But, the winter of 1836 hit the town of McAllen hard and with her people in danger of annihilation, Annie called on the spirits for the power to save them. Her desperation called Weshemoneto himself and when they collided, she had to make a choice: Lose her town or lose her heart.

What happened next would become the stuff of legend for centuries to come.

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