Welcome to my stop on The Tribe Trilogy Tour, in celebration of the release of the final book in the trilogy, The Foretelling Of Georgie Spider. I am reviewing the book, plus I have a special guest post from Ambelin and a massive giveaway for Australian residents. I have TWO sets of the entire trilogy to giveaway. Click on the link at the end of the post to enter.
“There will come a day when a thousand Illegals descend on your detention centres. Boomers will breach the walls. Skychangers will send lightning to strike you all down from above, and Rumblers will open the earth to swallow you up from below. . . . And when that day comes, Justin Connor, think of me.”
Ashala Wolf has been captured by Chief Administrator Neville Rose. A man who is intent on destroying Ashala’s Tribe — the runaway Illegals hiding in the Firstwood. Injured and vulnerable and with her Sleepwalker ability blocked, Ashala is forced to succumb to the machine that will pull secrets from her mind.
And right beside her is Justin Connor, her betrayer, watching her every move.
Will the Tribe survive the interrogation of Ashala Wolf?
You can read my review here.
“However this ends, you’re probably going to find out some things about me, and they’re not nice things. But, Ash, even after you know, do you think you could remember the good? And whatever you end up discovering – try to think of me kindly. If you can.”
Ember Crow is missing. To find her friend, Ashala Wolf must control her increasingly erratic and dangerous Sleepwalking ability and leave the Firstwood. But Ashala doesn’t realise that Ember is harbouring terrible secrets and is trying to shield the Tribe and all Illegals from a devastating new threat – her own past.
You can read my review here.
And the third in the series:
The Foretelling Of Georgie Spider.
Publisher: Walker books Australia.
Release Date: August 1st 2015.
Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review.
A storm was stretching out across futures to swallow everything in nothing, and it was growing larger, which meant it was getting nearer…
Georgie Spider has foretold the end of the world, and the only one who can stop it is Ashala Wolf. But Georgie has also foreseen Ashala’s death. As the world shifts around the Tribe, Ashala fights to protect those she loves from old enemies and new threats. And Georgie fights to save Ashala. Georgie Spider can see the future. But can she change it?
5 stars – Amazing.
I have adored this series from the very start and The Foretelling Of Georgie Spider did not disappoint. From the beginning Ashala has only wanted to protect her Tribe, give people with abilities the freedom they deserve, and bring Balance to the world. She has faced much opposition and her greatest enemy, Neville Rose, has returned, and not only is her Tribe in danger, but the whole world.
Ashala will fight with everything that she is for her Tribe, for freedom, for balance. Even if that means she has to die.
Georgie Spider can tell the future, and she Sees a future so terrible she cannot allow it to come to pass. She will protect Ashala at all costs.
There was plenty of twists and turns in this book. No one is safe, and, as you learn from the start, we loose two characters we love. I was drawn into the story from the start and held captive, on the edge of my seat until the end. I was holding my breath through some of the awesome fight scenes between people with abilities.
Ashala, Ember and Georgie were strong, incredible girls, who would do whatever they needed to save the ones they loved, and fought hard for what was right. All the characters of The Tribe leapt off the page and straight into my heart.
The Tribe series has been a standout Dystopian series. I loved the Aboriginal Dreamtime mythology that was weaved through out it, and I have always loved stories featuring people with abilities. Gerogie Spider wrapped up this series perfectly and can I highly recommend it.
Now Ambelin joins us to share her thoughts on non-Indigenous writers writing Indigenous characters:
I am often asked about non-Indigenous writers writing Indigenous characters. This is a fraught area. It is no easy thing to respectfully reflect the nuance and complexity of cultures and identities not your own – and this is especially so when much of what non-Indigenous peoples ‘know’ about Indigenous peoples has been influenced by the negative and inaccurate stereotypes born of colonialism.
Beyond this are issues of equality, and in this sense, the conversation non-Indigenous writers depicting Indigenous characters intersects with a broader discussion. As black author Zetta Elliot has written, in a US context: “Right now the vast majority of children’s books are written by white authors. If more of those white authors start to write about people of color (and/or LGBT people, people with disabilities, people from different socio-economic classes), that will increase diversity; more books for young readers will begin to reflect the range of different people in our society. But such a move would do nothing to ensure equity within the industry.”
I would like to see a world where all voices are heard equally and all voices are equally heard – but there is much to be done before we reach this point. Until then it is important for all writers to be aware of the complexity of the issues in this area. And in relation to literature and Indigenous peoples, a good place to start for those wishing to inform themselves is the Australia Council for the Arts Protocols for producing Indigenous Australian writing, and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Guidelines for the ethical publishing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors and research from those communities.
Ambelin Kwaymullina is an Aboriginal writer and illustrator from the Palyku people. The homeland of her people is located in the dry, vivid beauty of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Ambelin has written and illustrated a number of award winning picture books as well as writing a dystopian series – ‘the Tribe’ – for Young Adults. When not writing or illustrating, Ambelin teaches law and spends time with her family and her dogs.
Find out more about Ambelin.
AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!
Thanks to Walker Books Australia I have 2 sets of The Tribe Trilogy to giveaway!
There will only be 2 winners, which I will contact via email for addresses when the giveaway is over. The winners will have three days to return my email or I will draw another winner.
Australian residents only.
You do not have to follow me to enter.
The books will be shipped by Walker Books.
Follow the rest of the tour:
Monday, 21st September The Loony Literate.
Tuesday, 22nd September Cassie the Weird
Wednesday, 23rd September Diva Book Nerd
Thursday, 24th September Inside My Worlds
Friday, 25th September Genie in a Book