A tribe of warrior women battle for their survival in a harsh environment.
Rain, the daughter of their queen, Alina, struggles against her destiny to become queen, to fight and to kill. Followed by a strange prophesy, Rain finds her life will take a new path.
The warriors have always maintained their power through violence, but Rain finds a new kind of strength comes from bonds of friendship and love.
An immensely powerful and sparely written tale that will capture the imagination of all readers.
About the Author
Alice Hoffman writes for both children and adults. Her previous children's novels, Aquamarine and Indigo, were highly acclaimed. She lives just outside Boston, USA, with her husband and two sons. The Foretelling is the book Alice always wanted to write.
"'An accomplished storyteller, Hoffman deftly interweaves themes of friendship, identity and the tension between family ties and freedom adolescence inevitably brings.' Publishers' Weekly 'I believe one day soon she will be as successful as Anita Shreve' Bookseller 'Hoffman writes with heartbreaking clarity' The Times 'Moving, poignant... unexpectedly powerful... You'll be hooked' Mirror"
For Ages: 10+ years old
Number Of Pages: 186
Published: 9th March 2006
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9