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In 1607 three ships arrive on the coast of Virginia to establish Jamestown Colony One girl’s life and the lives of her people are changed foreverTo Pocahontas and her people the Tidewater is the rightful home of the Powhatan tribe To England it is Virginia Territory fertile with promise rich with silver and go. A gorgeously written book it puts you right in time with Pocahontas Powhatan and John Smith You walk beside them an invisible spectator to the events that are happening Miss Hawker has done a beautiful job of bringing this period and people to life They leap off the page at you and demand you to lose yourself in the story It was easy for me to fall into the story I knew some of the history surrounding Pocahontas and John Smith but not very much You can tell she did her research and was passionate about the subject There's no black or white here each side thinks they are right and willing to do anything to ensure their survivalThe life of the tribe was fascinating to me I couldn't get enough of seeing how they lived their customs and traditions While I didn't approve of some of the choices they made I could understand in a way where each side was coming from Not sure what I would do or how brave I would be in those situationsSo why the three stars While I loved the story I wasn't 'in love' if that makes sense it dragged for me after one part in the novel even though the writing didn't lag in any way I can't uite put my finger on it reallyI would still recommend it it's definitely worth your time and energy Pocahontas in another person from history I would love to meet

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TidewaterLd As Jamestown struggles to take root John Smith knows that the only hope for survival lies with the Powhatan people He knows too that they would rather see the English starve than yield their homeland to invaders In the midst of this conflict Pocahontas the daughter of the great chief forges an unlikely friend. ETA Oh I forgot this The Native American names can be a little hard to keep track of There are many characters To make it even difficult the natives change their name at important turning points of their lives In addition the author throws in LOTS of Native American terms Most often you can decipher their meaning from the context and it builds atmosphere Not really a problem but sometimes I was confused Maybe the paper book has a word list Maps would be handy too This book was just OK for me I will explain why What irritated me may be exactly what you are looking for I am rating the written book not the audiobook version I detested the audiobook narration There are three narrators Scott Merriman Angela Dawe and Luke Daniels Each of these read separate chapters The chapters switch between those seen from the female Native Americans and Pocahontas the male Native Americans or the British settlers’ views The three different narrators each took a different group The setting is the Jamestown Colony in Virginia the start date 1607 A six month sojourn in London is also covered The story continues through Pocahontas' death There is a historical note at the end which consists of words from the author sources and finally information on what happens to the main characters after Pocahontas' death The last is read by Angela Dawe She has the largest portion of the narration The voices further emphasize the cinematic tone of the lines and events Many people enjoy such dramatization; I do not Many want to feel they are at a movie They like sentimentality and melodrama I can do without both In my view the words of the female narrator sounded at times cartoonish Dawe's narration drove me nuts but I am not letting this reduce my rating of the book That I am keeping separate Unfortunately what I disliked about the book was further exaggerated by the narration Now what did I think of the book There is the writing the lines how things are described Libbie Hawker does a marvelous in describing tribal traditions customs clothes hairstyles dances rites foods I enjoyed tremendously her use of metaphors She explains how things happened or looked or were experienced by comparing them to animals and scenery and fauna intrinsic to life there in the wild To give you a feel here are a few examples metallic like stars in water like an osprey diving chatted like a blackbird in a marsh it was dark and shiny as a blackbird wing like an eddy in the riverThese metaphors fit perfectly and thus the reader sees the Native American world as they themselves saw it and experienced it This was cleverly done However I disliked the dialogs and other than those metaphors the lines are ordinary excessively action filled meant to excite or make you feel sentimental Childish one minute adult the next uite simply the writing on the whole was without nuance No adverbs nope not here Let me add that at the end in the author's so called historical notes Hawker goes on and on about her talent and speed She wrote 160000 words in 119 daysbut I am not impressed I am really not interested in word counts I don't value speed over uality What hubris She brags of her ability to write and self publish a book without a high school education Remember the lack of adverbs Well I believe in education There is a fundamental difference of opinion between the author and me I had another major problem For the most part the author follows historical eventsas they are known For the most part she works within feasible possibilities

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Tidewater Read & Download õ 4 ✓ In 1607 three ships arrive on the coast of Virginia to establish Jamestown Colony One girl’s life—and the lives of her people—are changed foreverTo Pocahontas and her people the Tidewater is the rightful home of the Powhatan tribe To England it is Virginia Territory fertile with promise rich with silver and goldShip with Smith Their bond preserves a wary peace but control can rest only in one nation’s hands When that peace is broken Pocahontas must choose between power and servitude between self and sacrifice for the sake of her people and her land Revised edition This edition of Tidewater includes editorial revision. This book just blew me away I have to admit being in a rather small minority in that I knew nothing about Pocahontas before reading the book other than that she existed she was famous for some reason and there was a cartoon about her I bought the book purely on the strength of this author's other books writing as L M Ironside set in ancient Egypt I gave all of those 5 stars so I was intrigued and delighted to see that she had tackled a different eraI wasn't disappointed Far from it While I thought the Egyptian books were excellent I also thought that Hawker's writing had taken a uantum leap since her last book This is a writer of genuine skill She was able to evoke an era that I knew nothing about and put me right there to such an extent that now I feel like I know all about itBecause of the cartoon I wasn't sure what to expect but this isn't a cartoon story This is the story of the collision of two cultures and the inevitable bloodshed that follows It's the story of the connection between two people too complex to be called a love story which develops into a fascinating account of two intertwined livesI would recommend this book to everyone whether you think you know the story of Pocahontas or not