The Foretelling Pdf Summary Reviews By Alice Hoffman

The Foretelling Pdf is a Historical Fiction and Young Adult Fantasy novel written By Alice Hoffman.

The Foretelling Summary

A coming-of-age story that pierces the soul and heals the spirit, this is the tale of the future leader of the Amazon women warriors. Rain must hold fast to her inner warrior, but she is startled and mystified by the first stirrings of mercy towards the enemy.

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About Alice Hoffman Author Of The Foretelling Pdf Book

Alice Hoffman
Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman Author Of The Foretelling Pdf  is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The World That We Knew; The Marriage of Opposites; The Red Garden; The Museum of Extraordinary Things; The Dovekeepers; Here on Earth, an Oprah’s Book Club selection; and the Practical Magic series, including Practical Magic; Magic Lessons; The Rules of Magic, a selection of Reese’s Book Club; and The Book of Magic. She lives near Boston.

The Foretelling  pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information

The Foretelling Pdf
The Foretelling Pdf
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (September 6, 2006)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 192 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0316154091
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0316154093
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 12 years and up
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 7 and up
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 4.63 x 0.75 x 8 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: #1,685,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • #1,880 in Teen & Young Adult Myths & Legends
  • #3,275 in Teen & Young Adult Fiction on Girls’ & Women’s Issues (Books)
  • Customer Reviews: 4.2 out of 5 stars    429 ratings

The Foretelling Book Reviews

Rabh Marrach

4.0 out of 5 stars A dream like narrative based in the Bronze Age
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 5, 2021

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Written in a narrative style that isn’t for everyone, this rather short tale gives insight into a primitive society of Amazon horse nomads. Told by Rain, the Queen-to-be who was conceived by a rape, she develops into a grown woman who must decide what path she will take.

The narrative is dream-like with little conversation and mostly told from Rain’s POV. The Amazon myth is flushed out with a full society of women. This tale will interest mostly those who have some familiarity with the Bronze Age, archeology, and the cultural heritage we know from what they left behind.

However, it lacks the true punch of say, The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker, or The Women’s Way by Jenna Glass.

While I enjoyed the story, as someone long familiar with horses, I felt the horse knowledge (especially considering this is a nomadic tribe of horsewomen) was lacking. There was nothing there that a non-horse person couldn’t have written: bridle, stirrup, riding. Nothing about real horse care, horse illnesses, or even riding itself other then Rain could do trick riding.

It was too odd for me to believe that the Amazon group was so warlike that they didn’t understand compassion or mercy. Really? Those aren’t modern concepts and I find it hard to believe that a group of women living together wouldn’t understand these ideas no matter how primitive the culture. Instead of being social construct, it was really about Rain’s mother’s attitude which should have been clarified a bit better I think.

Heather Rossiter Lilly

4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 2, 2020

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This is a very nice short story based on Russian/Ukrainian folk lore. It’s a coming of age story of the daughter of the Queen of an all female warrior tribe who envisions a life different from the harsh and unmerciful one she has been raised in. The ending felt a little abrupt, but all in all it was a worthy read.

Nancy J. Cohen

5.0 out of 5 stars Foretelling: a story to begin other stories
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 13, 2020

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In a world of warrior women, Rain is born in sorrow, the product of her young mother’s rape by 50 cowards. He mother the Queen seems to have no love for her. In Foretelling, Rain learns what it is to be a ruler and the great sacrifices her mother, likely as her foremothers did, must make. Usha the Bear sister, Sky the horse sister, and Io the sister of her heart guard her on the journey to queen hood. A beautiful and heartfelt tale that grasps the universal travails of women in a deeply constrained society. Gorgeous read.

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