The Sound is set in the 1820s, in the violent and lawless world just before the English established colonial law in Western Australia. It is a historical fiction about the men of many nations who made their way across the southern waters of Australia from Tasmania to WA, plundering seal colonies, and stealing women and children from indigenous communities as they went. It follows the journey of Wiremu Heke of Aramoana, who begins his journey on the quest to avenge the destruction of his village, but ends it older, wiser, and looking at the world in an entirely different way.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Fliss88 - LibraryThing
This is part of Australia's history that isn't taught in schools, well it wasn't while I was at school. The story is shockingly violent at times. These violent passages are described in rather a blunt ... Read full review
The SoundUser Review - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing
From the first pages of Sarah Drummond's debut novel-with its descriptively realistic prose-you can tell the author has spent time at sea. In fact, Drummond, who has a PhD in history, has previously ... Read full review