Beyond the Western Sun

Rated 4.67/5 based on 3 reviews
Embark on a harrowing quest into the heart of Native American lore as Whisper and Ian traverse the Land of the Dead to save his captive son. Together they face insurmountable odds and conquer demons, but these are only tests; to save Ian’s son, they must stop the Raven-Eater from unleashing his Army of the Dead on the living. To do so will take courage, humility, and extraordinary self-sacrifice. More
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  • Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
  • Words: 104,640
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781301584529
About Kristina Circelli

Kristina Circelli is the author of several fiction novels, including The Helping Hands series, The Whisper Legacy series, "The Never," and "The SOur Orange Derby." A descendent of the Cherokee nation, Circelli holds both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English from the University of North Florida.

Her Whisper Legacy series is steeped in the spoken narratives of Native American lore, and is at once a gripping story of a father's love and his search for redemption as well as a written record of a Nation's belief system. Part adventure, part myth, and altogether riveting, this series from Kristina Circelli signifies the emergence of an important voice in Native American literature.

From her extraordinary ability to vividly create heretofore-unknown worlds to her engaging prose, Circelli's novels position her as one of the freshest new voices in all of contemporary American fiction. She currently lives in Florida and works as an author, book editor, copywriter, and creative writing professor.

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Clinton A. Seeber reviewed on July 20, 2020

This is a mostly well told and deep fantasy story involving Amerindian traditions and legends. It certainly is a page turner and brilliant in many of its aspects. I did find it to be quite an enjoyable read.

Unfortunately, the editing of this story is not up to par. There are a myriad of poor word choices and grammatical mistakes that were allowed to make it through. Most of these were just minor nuisances, though. One issue that was really nagging, though, was a lot of grammatically incorrect usages of the word "of". Any discerning reader is bound to notice this. This makes it almost hard to believe that the author really does hold a Master's Degree in English. Also, she writes about "knocking an arrow" numerous times. HELLO!!! The correct word is "nock". There was even a part where it states one of the story's protagonists was doing something for "three sole" purposes. Since the word "sole" actually means "one and only" - there cannot be more than one "sole" reason for anything.

Lastly, I would like to point out that there is a certain amount of historical ignorance in the telling of this story. Much of the history that is used as an historical backdrop for this story (as relates to the history between the Amerindians and the European conquerers) either comes from a skewed perspective or is outright false. The discredited and nonsensical stories about "small pox infected blankets" is one of those things. But, overall - these things did not detract from the story and may have actually helped it in some cases. It is fiction after all - and this story is good at being what it is.
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Juliet Cleary reviewed on Dec. 21, 2013

BRILLIANT READING !!! Enjoyed every word of it, well written, and keeps the reader guessing as to what is going to happen next.
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Bunny reviewed on Oct. 29, 2013

Life/death, good/evil....sacrifice, love, faith, destiny..I loved this story! A battle of wills warring within...I'm a sucker for a good ending. A must read :D
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