Thursday, April 08, 2010

Daughter of Kura by Debra Austin

Snap, a bubbly and creative woman living in an native clan named Kura is on line to be Mother, or ruler of the city. But, when her mother's mate dies in a hunt, she chooses to accept Bapoto, a foreigner as her mate. This man has unheard of ideas about a god called The Great One , hunting rituals, and male leadership in the clan. Many people are starting to practice his religion, and Snap and her mate are getting worried. Soon, the males leave for the summer to hunt, but Bapoto stays. He gradually takes control of the leadership roles, and Snap has to make a very important decision, whether to try to fix things and Kura, or leave the clan forever.

I really enjoyed this book. It took me a while to get into it, but it was worth my while reading it. The characters were so real, and scenes so descriptive that I had no trouble making them into a mental movie. The book talked about real life problems, like difference in thoughts about leadership and different religion. Another thing I really enjoyed about this book was that here and there, the author would use an African word. There is a glossary at the back of the book with the words in it. This made the words genuine, like there was actually someone saying them, only many years ago. The characters, scenes, conflicts, and even words in this book were real, and that made the book fantastic.

Sexual content

Reviewer Age:12
Reviewer City, State and Country: Leawood, Kansas United States