A compelling new voice in fantasy brings us a tale like no other in the genre.†
A young Shaman of the Galayi people has had a powerful and frightening vision: it is of the Eagle Feather Cape, the gift of the Thunderbird, which is worn by the Seer of the People to see the future and gain the guidance of the gods.† The cape is torn and bloody, and it will no longer bring visions to the Seer of the People.† But the Shaman's vision also tells her of the cure:† a child will be born to the People, a hero who will restore the cape and return the goodwill of the gods to the People.†
Dahzi may be that hero, if he can survive the hatred of his grandfather.† He was born after his motherís death, as she fled from her fatherís anger.† But Dahzi carries the hope of all of his People, along with the power to become a great Chief.† He will be tested--by his family, by his people, and by the Gods.
Zadayi Red†is a magnificent retelling of a Cherokee legend.†It brings to life an ancient people and a time of magic in a warm and intimate storytellerís voice.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
Why this was in the SciFi/Fantasy section of the bookstore is a bit of a mystery, but where else would you put it, I suppose. This tale of Native American life and coming-of-age is set in the time before the Europeans came and is a retelling of a Cherokee legend. The writing is a bit on the simplistic side but the tone is consistent and the magical elements are rendered in an effective, matter-of-fact way. I initially picked it up from the shelf to determine which was the author's name and which was the title.
Review: Zadayi RedUser Review - Goodreads
I give this book 4.5 stars. It was amazing. You can really tell that Fox did a lot of research for this book. I wished the characters were a bit more full, but Fox did do a great job of making Zeya a ...