The Foretelling

by Alice Hoffman

2.5 of 5 stars 4 ratings • 2 reviews • 5 shelved
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The Foretelling

by Alice Hoffman

2.5 of 5 stars 4 ratings • 2 reviews • 5 shelved
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.
  • ISBN10 140522424X
  • ISBN13 9781405224246
  • Publish Date 9 March 2006 (first published 1 September 2005)
  • Publish Status Out of Print
  • Out of Print 27 April 2016
  • Publish Country GB
  • Publisher Egmont UK Ltd
  • Imprint Egmont Books Ltd
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 192
  • Language English

Reviews

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Artemis 2 of 5 stars
I'm a huge fan of Alice Hoffman ever since I first read Practical Magic. She has a way of telling stories that just appeals to me. However the foretelling just wasn't as interesting as I had hoped for. I couldn't connect to the characters like I'm usually able to but this was a slow build.

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ladygrey 2 of 5 stars
This is an interesting, very succinct book. And while I liked the characters and the world that was strongly evoked and the themes that were glanced over, there so little depth to it. Which, I get is the nature of the novella, but it kept me from really getting into it or saying I loved it. I can say I liked the themes, but I can't really say I liked the book.

Even so, I enjoyed reading about Rain and I liked the mythic nature of the story. There were times I wanted more of the story and times I was glad she alluded to things and glanced across them. It was a hard world but there were also things that were nearly beautiful.