I love books about Native Americans and always enjoy reading the history of the different tribes. Being part Native American, I was especially intrigued by this book. The author has done a great job of not only describing the culture, but has brought readers into the vivid accounts of important customs and beliefs. The book is written with great knowledge and you find yourself transformed to the very core of their great respect for land and people.
Sayla is a singer living in a world where she feels torn. She likes the modern conveniences but is drawn to her heritage. It is a struggle for her to continue when several people close to her die. When she comes across the Shaman's Fire, she will discover things about herself and the heritage she came from. I loved the vivid description the author uses to paint a picture of hope for Sayla. She will have to face several choices that will change her forever. The journey is of self discovery of a young Native American woman who will embrace her heritage while facing pain, loneliness and perhaps restoration. I could not put the book down as the author captured a story that is seldom told from the perspective of Native Americans. It is a mesmerizing story and I hope to read more from this captivating author.
I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.