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War. Rage. Magic. Love.
In May 1756 war is formally declared between the British and the French. During this highly dangerous time, Isabella Sevens is travelling with her father to the British stronghold Fort William Henry.
In the forest, Wusamequin, the young and handsome medicine man, looks to avenge the death of his wife and child at the hands of British soldiers. When Wusamequin spots Isabella and her father, he alerts his warriors to ...

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Overview

War. Rage. Magic. Love.
In May 1756 war is formally declared between the British and the French. During this highly dangerous time, Isabella Sevens is travelling with her father to the British stronghold Fort William Henry.
In the forest, Wusamequin, the young and handsome medicine man, looks to avenge the death of his wife and child at the hands of British soldiers. When Wusamequin spots Isabella and her father, he alerts his warriors to capture them. But Wusamequin is quite taken with how bravely Isabella battles. He orders the warriors to spare her and her tfather, and they are dragged back to their village. However, many members of the Mohican tribe still want them to be killed. In a desperate plea to Wusamequin, Isabella vows to stay as his hostage if he lets her father go.

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Editorial Reviews

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This is a historical novel with the passion of the film The Last of the Mohicans (an inspiration to the author). It also includes an interpretation of Native American spirituality, with little people (faeries), interpretation of dreams, healing, and fantastical powers. Holder has written numerous works of supernatural fiction, including many novels about Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She knows well what appeals to YA readers. The main character, Isabella, is British, accompanying her father to Fort William Henry in the midst of the French and Indian War. In the wilderness, the small party is attacked by Mohicans and Isabella and her father are taken hostage. Her father gets away and Isabella is wounded accidentally and nursed to health by the young shaman of the tribe, Wusamequin. These two come to realize their spiritual efforts together create a power that surpasses anything either has known separately. The young white woman and the Indian shaman are connected in some way, they slowly come to realize. Throughout, there is plenty of action as the raids occur, the war continues, and both Isabella (known now as Mahwah) and Wusamequin face hostility within their own cultures. A dramatic story that will thrill many readers. KLIATT Codes: JS—Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2004, Simon & Schuster, Pulse, 257p., Ages 12 to 18.
—Claire Rosser
Kirkus Reviews
Holder's colonial "captured-by-Indians" romance is thoroughly dispiriting. She bills it as an homage to Last of the Mohicans (the book and the movie), and as a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, suggesting that the hero's "Indianess" is a disfiguring spell. (Of course, the heroine finds that "His profile was rather . . . noble, actually.") Replete with "dark eyes" that "gleam" and women who scream a lot, the story sticks consistently to the bestial theme. Holder has combined cultural elements of several Indian nations, ending up with an unrecognizable mishmash. Her Makiawisug ("Little People" of Mohegan stories) are Shakespearean Tinkerbells, and her "shaman" is a cross between an ER doctor and a Unitarian minister leading a seance. In presenting such a blind, backward and degrading view of a culture, Holder undermines all other elements of her story, which include a predictable and slow-moving romance with ridiculous dialogue and a startling magical theme that crops up at the end. Readers may well experience this effort as the heroine experiences battle: "She couldn't believe what she was seeing-the cruelty, the barbarism. She was screaming, " 'Stop! Stop! but no one did.' " (Fiction. 12-16)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689870637
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 11/9/2004
  • Series: Once upon a Time Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 668,078
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Holder

Nancy Holder has published more than 200 short stories and seventy-eight books, including the New York Times bestselling Wicked series. She lives in San Diego with her daughter, Belle, and far too many animals. Visit her at Nancy Holder.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2005

    You have to give it credit for originality . . .

    This book really isn't that good. The author isn't a very good writer, and, in my experience, most of the books by this publisher aren't that great either. The Storyteller's Daughter is the one exception. It was a great idea, and the book has all the elements of the Beauty and the Beast story, but . . . I don't know. It wasn't believable, especially the romance between the two main characters. If you are a Beauty and the Beast fan, read it, just because. But otherwise, don't. It's not a good book.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    Awesome

    This was a really good book. It helped me look from a whole different point of veiw from the native americans and how the british treated them. It showed how people of such orgins can be togethet even when theres times they feel like they hate each other. I loved this love story abd how isabella was able to choose her own path despite was the british generals said to her.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2008

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    Wonderful!

    Excellent book. If you have seen Last of the Mohicans you will love this book. The retelling of beauty and the beast is done subtly but the underlying theme carries through. Easy read I read in a day but well worth it a page turner.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2008

    'Into the New World with her one true love...'

    I really enjoy historical fiction books and love stories. This novel has both. It shows the real meaning of true love. This is one of my favorite books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2006

    Great Book!

    This is the best book! When I first read the book, I thought it was Pocahontas. But when I realized it was Beauty and the Beast, I was totally surprised. But it doesn't matter what story this was based off.Because it is creative, and imaginative.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2004

    one had to have a lot of imagination to make the connection

    Maybe I'm an idiot, but in glancing at this cover, I made the connection with Pocahontas, not Beauty and the Beast. Still, I admire her imagination. You can't say this book is just like any other Beauty and the Beast spin. I loved the characters, the outcome (even though it was a little corny) and the details. This will keep you entertained until the very end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2004

    wow

    This book was so awesome!! I got chills when I read it! I have now read it about 5 times and just let me say it is one of those books that just knocks you off your feet. I suggest it to anyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2004

    A very good book

    This was an amazing take on the legendary story of beauty and the beast. It was also very very well written with great descriptions. I'm not sure if all her facts about the Native Americans were correct but still its a good book. The author should have put a glossary of the Native American words in the back to help the reader understand it more

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2012

    Love

    Love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2006

    its nothing like beauty and the beast like it says it is

    i liked the relationship and friction btween mahwah and the shaman, but other than that i was bored and it didnt hold my interest

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2006

    Not that good

    It was okay. It was just another book. Just read Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper and Beauty by Robin McKinley and you've got this book. It had a lot of the same ideas as those two. Read those two books-they're more worth your time.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2006

    Muy Bueno

    This book is highly imaginative and creative. I enjoyed the plot and thought it was captivating. Of course this isnt my favorite book but compared to most books Ive read, which most I dislike (im so picky),this one had me interested the entire way through. Its not a long read either. Hope you enjoy. I did.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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