5.0 out of 5 stars
January 10, 2013
By Ms. Bernice F. Wilbanks “Namaste’” (Monett, MO)
I loved, loved loved the concept of this book. I am a Native American at heart and also believe there is more to the universe AND that we CAN change the damage done to our people’s and planet. Please read this book and take it to heart. Pay attention and you too can be a part of peace on earth. Namaste`
5.0 out of 5 stars A Native-American, Space and Visionary Saga Full of Heart and Soul April 11, 2012
By Editrix Gal
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I loved this novel. Its scope is immense; it is a unique fantastical view of Native American history – yet plausible to those who believe in the power of the spirit.
The author’s respect and love for the Mandan culture and way of life (which was thoroughly researched and seamlessly integrated into the plot) is evident in the way the story progresses. The story takes twists and turns as unpredictable events befall the characters as time moves on, yet the entire saga is cohesive and stays true to its themes and possibilities.
I was enthralled and moved. A wonderful story. I can’t recommend it highly enough!
A Whisper from Eden, A Visionary Saga Spanning Time and Space.
Perched high upon lofty cliffs, overlooking the turbulent waters of the Missouri River, the great Mandan tribe could survey the river and the wild prairies of North Dakota. From these walled fortresses, like ruling kings from medieval times, the rich and powerful Mandan knew how to wield magic, magic taught to them by the great god, Lone Man, one of The People from Above.
According to the Mandan myths and lore, the People from Above sped through the skies in vehicles that were like comets and landed on the prairie. When Lone Man visited, he taught them magic because they were special. They were his chosen ones.
This is a unique take on real events, with magic, the supernatural, and . . . the promised return of the god Lone Man.
Indians and Aliens?
The year is 1837. Clayton Pinckney is enthralled with the Indians. He is a sixteen-year-old, aspiring writer who has little interest in his advantaged life. He is handsome, well-educated, and the son of a wealthy plantation owner. However, his enthrallment with the Indians is a shame to his family. Clayton is determined to prove his is not just a foolish boy with silly ideas, such as his ideals about the Indians. He feels he can ignite imaginations and provoke curiosities with his writing, A heated clash with his father is all that is needed to prompt him to run away from home in search of that wild and exotic Mandan tribe and follow his calling.
When he does find them, naïve Clayton is thrilled with this unique tribe, their elaborate culture, and their amazing appearance. Many have blond hair and others have white hair. They are like nothing he has ever seen or even imagined. At first, he is completely enamored with what looks to him like a utopian society. He becomes very involved with the flamboyant Chief Rained for Many Days and falls hopelessly in love with the chief’s magical, young daughter, the exotic and, at times, very frightening, Crying Wind.
However, as he learns more about the Mandan, he finds he has a big problem – much of what he has seen is too unbelievable to reveal.
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