The Shaman's Apprentice

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 18 Jul 2018

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This read was really magically crafted to the most detailed thing here.
During the reading, I was able to imagine everything and the style of the book made it somehow lyrical (I think that would be a good name to the way I felt.

Plot
The plot was intriguing and gave the author a lot of possibilities to make this story from most basic ones to this read where everything can happen and for sure I had not expected what will happen there!
There is a child with no name, a girl, and she can speak to and with the ghosts. This only can do shamas! AND NEVER EVER there was a female shaman! Her village is really patriarchal. That's all I'm going to say. There will be a lot of obstacles and coming-of-age for the girl (nameless at the beginning)

Characters
There are a lot f them, but only the most important are concentrated on. They are different and loveable mostly. Characters were doing great in that variable plot. The girl is a character that changed the most from little nameless girl to almost a woman knowing some parts of life yet still clueless when it comes to some parts!

I devoured that read and I'm still in AWE. I hope book 2 will be out SOON!
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I wish I could say I got in to this book, but I started reading it and I then got in to a bit of a reading slump, I did have to come back to this book in the future. What I did read of the first couple of chapters I enjoyed so it is something I'll read ahain.
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A beautifully crafted story of a female child who is apprenticed to her tribe's shaman (even though no shaman was ever female).  Her village was not accepting of a female being trained as a shaman - they felt the most females could be were healers.  This apprenticeship marks the beginning of a magical and spiritual journey as well as many trials and tributions for Jovai as the story follows her life.  I found the book absolutely fascinating. Jovai communicates with the spirits and with the dead through song, joy, and compassion.  

Muze is a new author for me and I look forward to more. I love the way she developed her characters and I developed an emotional attachment to several as the story unfolded.  Her world-building was unobtrusive but realistic.  What an imagination! I can't wait for the next book in the series.  

Thanks to B. Muze and Wittily Writ Publishing through Netgalley for an advance copy.
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A very good and fascinating book. It's an interesting travel into acceptance and self-discovery.
I loved the description of the people and their way.
Highly recommended!
Many thanks to Wittily Writ Publishing and Netgalley for this ARC
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I had difficulty connecting with Jovai, the main character of the story.  She is a young shaman unaccepted by her own people because she is female.  She struggles to find who she is and where she belongs.  Her journey is fraught with danger and learning new people.
I enjoyed the descriptions of the people and their lives and also the lands they claimed.  I love it when I feel like a spectre watching the story play out.  I felt like I was there in the story.
Maybe I couldn't get to know Jovai because of her inability to really know herself?  I was expecting more of her shaman abilities to make a show.  Maybe in the next book of the series?
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I'm captivated by this book. This is a powerful story about the journey in the life of a native, the spirit world and living in the material world. I can't wait until the next chapter is Jovai's story is available. #TheShaman'sApprentice #NetGalley
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