Our Eternal Curse II: Another Tribe

Our Eternal Curse II: Another Tribe


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ISBN-13: 9781508520900
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/12/2015
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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Our Eternal Curse II: Another Tribe 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
TheHungryMonster More than 1 year ago
Heartache and pain follow our protagonist, Julii, as she makes her way through the life she is living in America during the 1860’s. Our Eternal Curse – Another Tribe by Simon Rumney shows Julii as a young, naïve Aboriginal woman living with her small tribe and ignorant of the world. She does not know about war on the scale of what the white American’s are fighting. She doesn’t understand racism and slavery in the way we have learned about. She lives carefully and quietly with her family. She is extremely intelligent and takes her small world for granted. Then she meets a man who is gravely injured at the side of a river she has always gone to. A man who does not look like the men she knows. A man who may never wake up from the coma he slips into. This man is Robert, and he will change the very way she lives. While this book is part of a series, it’s easy to read on its own. Required knowledge of the previous books is not necessary, although it may heighten the experience. This book is overflowing with raw, human emotion while not being afraid to look at the disgusting parts of colonial history. Rumney certainly knows how to spin a tale. While told in the third person we see the tale from Julii’s point of view: we hear her thoughts, and we begin to understand and learn about the world through her eyes. It’s a clever way to do it, especially for those who may not be aware or understand this point in history. As Julii learns about the reality of the outside world, we learn about it as well. Her confusion and the struggle with a foreign language are easily portrayed and the reader feels as though we are Julii: we are also the ones who are seeing this world for the first time and learning this language for the first time. The world of 1860's America is cruel. To understand how an Aboriginal person, a woman for that matter, would have felt during this time is difficult. This is a time of rampant racism, of distrust and the inability to treat all human beings with respect and dignity. It can be painful to read, as it is important to realize that these thoughts and attitudes still exist almost 200 years later. Rumney does a great job of making the reader identify with Julii, the marginalized main character in our tale. With a story so beautifully crafted it’s hard not to get immersed while reading it. Julii goes through so much in her life: she experiences things so rapidly that it’s hard not to feel for her. If you are looking for a heart-tugging story with excellent character development and a subliminal message, Our Eternal Curse – Another Tribe by Simon Rumney is definitely worth a pick up. Readers won’t go wrong by potentially stepping outside of their comfort zone and reading about the fantastical life of Julii.
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful Historical fiction that is captivating I have always loved this time period in history. Historical fiction has always been one of my favorite so much went on back in time that your mind can really play with it bring forward some wonderful characters with outstanding plots. In this book the author really pulls on your heartstrings with prejudice and bitterness that was done to Julii and her ability to overcome the odds against and become one of the strongest women to show the white man how it was done. The author pulls you in from page one with wonderful characters in a very realistic story. I could see this playing out in history and children reading about it later in years being proud of one lonely woman who gave her all. The author gives you a little bit of everything from mystery, suspense and adventure as Julii goes into dangerous areas to get the information she needed. I thought the plot was well thought out, sometimes people can over look and not think someone is very smart they get out smarted just like Julii did giving us a compelling read that really hooks the reader. I really liked how the author took true facts and built them around his story. This is a fast pace plot that keeps moving never letting the reader down. I think just about anyone who likes this time period in history would truly enjoy this story. I look forward to reading more from this author.